Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Woman's Defeat - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Riding on a lonely sea
Of being not wanted
Of being not asked
Of being not listened to
Of being not loved,
She cries and laughs.

The lonely journey
Is cold and stormy
Far away from the Tower Light,
She then plunges herself
Into the arms of the waves
Accepting her lonely fate.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to battered women in the world who
refuse to struggle.

Comments about Woman's Defeat by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/18/2012 12:46:00 PM)

    Dear Eindaray, thank you so much for supporting my writing on women issues. Just today the princess in Denmark, Princess Mary, is on her visit in Brazil, partly visiting the women's center that tries to uplift the women's situation. I listened carefully to the stories of these women as they came forward to tell their own stories of pain and their stories of hope. We have much to do. And if our poems can help express the women's struggle, the women's joy and hope, then I think writing is a powerfu and helpful instrument.... (Report) Reply

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  • Eindaray Kyaw (9/18/2012 10:21:00 AM)

    You are always behind the women
    You always try to encourage women
    You always tell the truth through your poem....I appreciate this! ! !
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  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/17/2012 2:18:00 PM)

    Thanks for your support, Veeraiyah. There are women who die before they see the dawn of their own freedom, either they get killed or they themselves choose to end their life. (Report) Reply

  • (9/17/2012 7:16:00 AM)

    lots of truth in this poem! the problems of battered women should be highlighted! thank you for writing this poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, September 17, 2012

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