Cretan Maineiac

Rookie - 4 Points (April 29,1961 / Lewiston, ME USA)

The Women Of Afghanistan - Poem by Cretan Maineiac

Some of them remember Soviet
strafing, an updated
Blitzkrieg menace, followed by

Taliban 'liberation', from foxhole/tomato plant
provisions, up to
a flameless pit & burqa'd subjugation.

Up from the pit & into the
kitchen, the street &
schools, but conspicuously absent from

the nightly news, the
View &
Oprah's book club. More

savvy than a party
planner, stronger
than a gold medalist, stomping barefoot on

spiders, rats & epidemic
malnutrition, still
no match for

that burqa called studio censorship.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011

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