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VxPoem ID: 29738
Posted: August 11th. 2007 8:35:35 AM
A Snake Around One Arm
Age Group: Adult
Women the source of original sin
In a world created by men
Serpent, demon, treacherous, betrayer,
The traits of every woman
Contain the thing that men fear most
That life-giving, destructive power
Give them a figuehead to aspire to
Dehumanised and desensualised
No woman will ever be ideal
Unable to give birth without sin
Birth without sex
When this doesn't work create the witches
Burn thousands of those whom men so fear
And do it in the name of God
Not murder or sin, they say, but redemption
And so a woman is painted
Deceptive, sinner, damned to Hell
A snake around one arm, an apple in the other
Author's Notes: I wrote this to portray the time when christianity was effectively in power in England and they were carrying out the Witch trials. Thankfully those extreme times are no longer with us, but does a diluted ill-feeling remain?
Author's Location: Sheffield, England
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