Sunday, 8 March 2015

Women's Day - 8th March

It's Women's Day! Should we rejoice?
Are the roles we play our choice?
Unequal salaries still irk
That damned glass ceiling sure can hurt!

But women in many ways enjoy
Better conditions in employ.
Maternity leave and good child care
Can make our lot a tad more fair.

In the West (above all in the States)
Girls wear the trousers and it grates
On males - who feel their power usurped
Men feel belittled and inert!

The Battle of the Sexes rages on
Both sides lament, feel “put upon”
But Ladies, if we get full powers
Will men still want to give us flowers?

(c) Poet in the woods 2015


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