Laurence Overmire

Thine Own - Poem by Laurence Overmire

There is contradiction in what you suppose.
Can you wear a man’s armor, yet
Wield a feminine heart?

It is the power of woman, is it not?
To slice through steel
With but a look?

Why then pretend to be man?
When woman is so much more

(Previously published in Cotworld, Dec 2000)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 20, 2008

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