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An Ode To Strong Women
© Peter Zohrab 2015
(Penned in my morning-tea break at The Correspondence School, on the occasion of New Zealand Poetry Day, 20 July 2001, with apologies to John Keats)
I know not what Superwomen I may yet meet,
Nor what great victories they may recount,
What aborted innocents lie at their feet,
What marginalised ex-fathers their children count;
What boys with ADD have female teachers,
What dull Ms-achievements the media trumpet,
Why blatant untruths the Law not impeaches,
Why a mere male man ranks less than a strumpet.
So -- long may the party last !
Long may the Sisterhood cast
Its fictional truths and ignore the stenches,
'Till the ghosts of reality arise from the trenches !
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Peter Douglas Zohrab
25 July 2015