Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Taming Of A Shrew

You speak and they say you don’t have the right to.
   You keep your silence, and you are ignored.
If there’s no planet you’re a satellite to,
   You cannot be a player on the board.
Smile and be pretty, like an ingénue.
   Learn how to sew and never drop a stitch.
When you act independent, you’re a shrew.
   When you say what you think, you are a bitch.
No matter how much you have in the bank,
   The currency is always counterfeit.
Spend it, and they will make you walk the plank.
   Times may have changed, but men can’t change for shit:
      Speak softly and they’ll always be engaged.
      They’ll woo the wild, but only wed the caged.


Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells


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