A Woman's Question

Discussion in 'Poetry and Lyrics Forum' started by Rani, Feb 17, 2006.

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  1. Rani

    Rani New Member


    Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing
    Ever made by the hand above?
    A woman's heart, and a woman's life--
    And a woman's wonderful love.

    Do you know you have asked for this priceless thing
    As a child might ask for a toy?
    Demanding what others have died to win
    With the reckless dash of a boy.

    You have written my lesson of duty out,
    Manlike, you have questioned me.
    Now stand at the bars of my woman's soul
    Until I shall question thee.

    You require your mutton shall always be hot,
    Your socks and your shirt be whole;
    I require your heart be as true as God's stars
    And as pure as His heaven your soul.

    You require a cook for your mutton and beef,
    I require a far greater thing;
    A seamstress you're wanting for socks and shirts---
    I look for a man and a king.

    A king for the beautiful realm called Home,
    And a man that his Maker, God,
    Shall look upon as he did on the first
    And say: "It is very good."

    I am fair and young, but the rose may fade
    From this soft young cheek one day;
    Will you love me then, 'mid the falling leaves
    As you did 'among the blossoms of May?

    Is your heart an ocean so strong and true,
    I may launch my all on its tide?
    A loving woman finds heaven or hell
    On the day she is made a bride.

    I require all things that are grand and true,
    All things that a man should be;
    If you give this all, I would stake my life
    To be all you demand of me.

    If you cannot be this, a laundress and cook
    You can hire and little to pay;
    But a woman's heart and a woman's life
    Are not to be won that way.

    Comments please even constructive criticism
  2. nimitr

    nimitr New Member

    *yawn*.. too long to read .. first few lines did not seem interesting so left it in the middle .....
  3. BubblyMartini

    BubblyMartini !!!HAWM

    i'l save my words for Lena Lathrop..if and when i meet her..
  4. amit82cse

    amit82cse Silent observeR

    @rani...you have definitely made good efforts in commnicating your throughts as I can say after reading it completely. Selection of words sometime is tricky and you will learn them as you move on from one poem to other...

    Good luck!
  5. BubblyMartini

    BubblyMartini !!!HAWM

  6. CrYpTiC_angel

    CrYpTiC_angel Rebelle!

    This is HIGHLY annoying.

    Another plagiarist.

    How come you ppl just copy-paste??? And for what? :mad:

    *thread closed*

    And Rani.. I'm keeping an eye on you.
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