Treasure Island

Meggie Gultiano

Wanton Woman

I last saw you on frames
Worshiped by gods and demi-gods
Now, you walk once again
In my path for sympathy
Wanton woman
How i envy your beauty
Yet cry for your sorrows

Could this be a weakness
Or just vanity
For i know in the end
It would be us
Walking in shades of green
For comfort and a fan
Or just an avid listener

Submitted: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Edited: Monday, June 20, 2011

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  • John Knight (11/20/2009 5:58:00 PM)

    Hi Meggie Angel - Intriguing Title - lovely poem - I score it TEN. Verse One: Women have great power over men over society - it is based on beauty, brians, breeding and often their degree of 'wantoness' as Courtesans as Escourts as Trophy Brides of the Rich & famous as Class A List Party Women. We do envy them - but in the end they are only human and in a time of crisis they always turn to the Pure &Spiritual Woman (like you Meggie!) for help. Verse Two: The Weaknes and the Vanity is both with the Wanton Woman and the one alongside to hepl - it is a moral dilema but we can't be too judgemental in the end it is US. We walk together the Sinner & the Saint - Green is the neutral colour and has more shades than any other colour so it enables the weak (morally) and the strong (morally) to walk togther and blend. One seeking comfort and the other giving comfort but also getting a frisson from the association 'a FAN' or - as becomes a good Counsellor 'Just an avid listener'. Love you in Poetry - JOHN (Report) Reply

  • Irene Clark-hogg (11/15/2009 1:43:00 AM)

    Yes, I like this very much.
    We begin with lust and envy, yet finish up walking together.
    Perhaps we should be less judgemental, and try more understanding.

    What right do we have, in our ignorance, to judge either gods or our companions? (Report) Reply

  • Ravi A (9/13/2009 10:53:00 AM)

    Gods have no business in a wanton woman. Gods are only the mental making of man and if any god has had any business with a wanton woman, then, it is only the business of man. Once we fix the identity of god as pure and eternal, he cannot be limited as having all the whims and fancies of a man. Wanton woman- in life, any kind of person is possible. Actually, who abandons whom? So long as empathy is missing in us, this can be an eternal story. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/13/2009 9:04:00 AM)

    Could this be a weakness
    Or just vanity
    For i know in the end
    It would be us
    Walking in shades of green
    For comfort and a fan
    Or just an avid wonder we all know womanhas decisive role to play.. i love the woman to the extent that they inseprable part of life and can't be disregarded aor washed away... i like the spirit of the poem....10

    read mine o, i miss i cry eventoday... mother and i wept.... (Report) Reply

  • Hazem Al Jaber (9/9/2009 1:27:00 AM)

    no wonders why all readers and poets liked this piece, ,
    its really so amazing.. short and full of amazing meanings..

    hazem al.. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (9/9/2009 1:06:00 AM)

    Your wanton woman glitters with mystery and glamour.
    No wonder she received applause. May I add
    mine as well? Excellent, my dear friend.


    SandraX (Report) Reply

  • Dr Kamran Haider (9/9/2009 12:36:00 AM)

    How i envy your beauty
    Yet cry for your sorrows

    Lovely piece of poetry... Insightful and skillfully composed...10 +++ (Report) Reply

  • ~ Jon London ~ (9/8/2009 9:36:00 PM)

    So rich with meaning Meggie my lovely....beautiful many will enjoy I'm sure....excellent work as always 10 (Report) Reply

  • Marieta Maglas (9/8/2009 11:34:00 AM)

    It is a very well-defined portrait with a highly critical thinking, a poem belonging to symbolism, where this symbolic wanton woman is like an algorithm of all wanton women.Thank you for sharing..........10+++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (8/5/2009 12:28:00 PM)

    This is one of the best poems from you, Meggie. A poem with insight and lots of input. Outcome is very very meaningful. Thanks for bringing it to my attention otherwise I could have missed it........10/10.

    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • C.R. Clark (4/2/2009 8:32:00 AM)

    This is a very well written and meaningful poem, Meggie. A real joy to read.Thanks
    Richard (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (4/1/2009 1:24:00 AM)

    From: Ben Gieske (United States ;)
    To: Meggie Gultiano
    Date Time: 3/31/2009 3: 40: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00)

    Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: WANTON WOMAN

    Meggie, congratulations with this winning poem. I can understand why it was a chosen winner with all of its symbolism as well as your expressing your inner feelings and emotions. A poem is best when it is not immediately apparent and demands the reader to meditate on its deeper meanings. Ben (Report) Reply

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