Treasure Island

Nur Meiyati


You Look Sad


What does it mean
When men say 'You look sad'
Why do I often hear that sentence, I wonder
They see my eyes in my photographs
Eyes are the window of the heart, a proverb says
Am I sad
I don't even know
My life is not perfect, I admit
But I used to accept my life as it is

What does it mean
When men say I want to see you smile
I want to make you happy
Do all men say like that to all women, I am curious
Seemingly, it is a man instinct to be a hero
Offering hands to protect women
That's why they like to find weaknesses and unhappiness
Behind the strength and the mystery of women

Do they feel like Archimedes who stepped into a bath
And found that the water level rose
And then he realized that the volume of irregular objects can be measured precisely
Do they feel like Columbus who falsely thought
He had found Asia and called the inhabitants of Central America Indians

Eureka
I find out now
Why it's easy for certain women to manipulate and even deceive men
By spoiling their ego to be founders, to be heroes, to be the only one
A woman can mischievously create sad stories
And pretend to be innocent and nice
The daring men will be tempted to save the ivory tower princess

Do you think I can do that after I know now?

Submitted: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013
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(Magelang-Indonesia,14 September 2013)

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  • Nur Meiyati (9/20/2013 9:05:00 AM)

    Thomas A Robinson: Thank you for reading and adding a poem on this page.

    A man uses that way to approach a woman
    If he is in control he can manipulate her
    She feels like the one who is cared, protected and loved very much
    But if the woman has a control for herself
    She can manipulate the man
    Accepting the offer to make him feel strong
    Pretending to be weak and in need of him
    To make him feel like a hero for the needy
    But if both enjoy their positions
    It can be a “take and give” art
    That is what a man needs from a woman
    And what a woman needs from a man
    Don't you think so? (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (9/16/2013 1:09:00 AM)

    If you attach them to a string
    you can make them dance and sing
    Make fools of them or worse to be
    watch them thrash like a fish out of sea (Report) Reply

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