Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,155 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Held Ransom [rev] - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

A clever Muslim spokeswoman said she
covers her head since she need not use
her sexuality to succeed, which begs the
question: did nature make woman so bad
they must cover up & why shouldn't men
cover up too keeping women free from the
same temptations; why do men need their

Sexuality to succeed? If everybody needs
be a-sexual, hybrid characters as in George
Orwell's 1984, we should ALL be covered
from head to toe so nobody gets lascivious
ideas and all the repression would lend such
Victorian allure to what's under the coverings
that any illegal delight would send shivers

Through men & women alike, a re-enactment
of Leon Uris ‘The Haj' would ensue - morally
outraged fathers would slay their wives and
daughters if they allow strangers to accost
them; obviously, mere existence is "wrong"
in the holy order set by the Creator - who
actually wishes womankind extinct & men

Cringing on their knees all day as they fer-
vently pray before dying holy & childless in
hunger and poverty, a vision some religion
would cherish, I'm sure; & as mankind can
be held ransom for being a creature of the
earth, priests can play mind games while
they reign supremely as the only worthy

Ascetic beings - driving all humanity into
oblivion - in honour of their Creator-God!

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy, religion


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, January 15, 2016


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