Dorothy Parker

(22 August 1893 - 7 June 1967 / Long Branch / New Jersey)


Poem by Dorothy Parker

They hail you as their morning star
Because you are the way you are.
If you return the sentiment,
They'll try to make you different;
And once they have you, safe and sound,
They want to change you all around.
Your moods and ways they put a curse on;
They'd make of you another person.
They cannot let you go your gait;
They influence and educate.
They'd alter all that they admired.
They make me sick, they make me tired.

Comments about Men by Dorothy Parker

  • Eric Ericson (12/26/2014 5:59:00 PM)

    What is true with men is true with women
    always think to change their chosen
    They can't leave well enough alone
    then wonder why we've up and gone.(Report)Reply

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  • d nemat (5/15/2006 7:43:00 PM)

    It is hard to come to grips with reality when you're in love, you'll do anything for that person..sometimes you need to take a look at yourselves and make sure no one is taking away your makes me wonder..Is there such thing as a good man? (One that wants you to rise up instead of being submissive? or is it us women who subject ourselves to this treatment?)(Report)Reply

    Genevieve(9/27/2018 9:36:00 PM)

    It's both. But in my experience, it's easier for women to change.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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