Noel Horlanda

(Sep 12,1941 / Bohol, Philippines)

Man vs Woman


They say:

In every man’s success,
There is a woman behind,
In every man’s downfall,
There is always a woman involved,
A woman without a man
Is nothing
But a woman, her man,
Is nothing

I will add to that:

In every woman’s love,
Is man’s happiness,
A voluble woman,
Is man’s shame

And I will further said:

A man’s wealth,
Is every woman’s dream,
A man’s generosity,
Is every woman’s extravagance

Therefore:

Man is always in the defensive,
Woman is always in the offensive,
Or, is it the other way round?
Which ever way,
Only he or she knows,
Who’s to capitulate

My advice:

Let man and woman,
Be labile to each other,
Or, let both lionized each other

Submitted: Sunday, May 10, 2009
Edited: Sunday, May 10, 2009

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (5/12/2010 1:28:00 AM)

    Good contrast…but why contrast? Gradually metamorphosed into finality [vide infra]

    You finished with a favorable treaty [emotional] …both are in symbiotic and synergistically entwined…thanks for sharing
    Voted 10
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    PS Clicked as my fav poem
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  • Kesav Easwaran (10/23/2009 2:44:00 AM)

    man is man...woman is woman...but in every man there is a woman...in woman there is no man!
    thanks for a detailed analysis Noel...never ending debate? poem well conceived and presented...10 (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/13/2009 6:15:00 AM)

    Man is always in the defensive,
    Woman is always in the offensive,
    Or, is it the other way round?
    Which ever way,
    Only he or she knows,
    Who’s to capitulate

    My advice:

    Let man and woman,
    Be labile to each other,
    Or, let both lionized each other a....................as chariot have two wheels to roll on so is the mannwoman..bothhave definiterole to play inlife.. bothae complement to each other.. no one is complete and so are essential.. good write....10

    read mary to marry...... miss i miss you.....ar cross road (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (5/20/2009 10:32:00 AM)

    Hi noel
    very nice lines

    check out my recent lines...Cherchez la femme

    you are quite rt
    cheers (Report) Reply

  • surya . (5/18/2009 6:53:00 AM)

    it is a wonderfull comparrison.the solution u suggested is also good.interesting.posted 10
    surya (Report) Reply

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