Wishes For Sons Poem by Lucille Clifton

Wishes For Sons

Rating: 4.3


i wish them cramps.
i wish them a strange town
and the last tampon.
I wish them no 7-11.

i wish them one week early
and wearing a white skirt.
i wish them one week late.

later i wish them hot flashes
and clots like you
wouldn't believe. let the
flashes come when they
meet someone special.
let the clots come
when they want to.

let them think they have accepted
arrogance in the universe,
then bring them to gynecologists
not unlike themselves.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Chinedu Dike 26 August 2019

Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful written with conviction.

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Susan Williams 28 October 2015

I like a person who speaks out or in some cases spits it out!

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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014

I have no sons but boy have I wished this upon all men at times! ! ! She couldn't have worded this brilliant write more perfectly! Spot on!

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