What evil dwells in men who lock up
their women in golden cages and deny them
the freedom which nature bestows upon them
the freewill which the lord rests on them
What kind of love justifies binding up feet
of their women so they can never walk freely,
strangulate their feelings so they never have any
dreams of liberation? They suffer silently with men
of such devilish brutality, for whom their wives
are just trophies and machines to bear children
which they threaten to take away because the
law is on their side and the house is on their land.
These wives are made to bow more and everyday
and any last vestige of shredded-esteem that is left
in the gaunt hollow body and parched heart is
trampled and crushed upon. Even the wisest and
fairest of damsels fall into the charms of these
kinds of brutes who walk ten feet in front of women,
for they are men and carry the burden of their mothers
while their women have already paid for six feet deep.
Their women smile and carefully mask their purplish
dark circles with concealers and expensive mascaras,
however the blueish veins still remain visible beneath
the six layers of dark makeup, The diamond ring
of unholy matrimony used as a bait to catch the
rare fish, digs deep in fragile fingers obstructing the flow
of any life present inside, the wedding gown lay hanging
of a bride who ordered a pretty shroud for herself.
Still these wives carry neat appearances and smile even
when chained with hot iron shackles of pride and disdain.
Thoughts of mercy- killing lingers and echos all the time
but still they carry on for the sake of the newborn babies,
they bear every-year with a single wish if they are born
as girls never to mistake brutes for men as their mothers did.
For she can have an unfortunate fate like mine or yours….
18 thoughts on “A Brute For A Man”
Naked truth. Well written. Society dresses up their narrow thoughts with speech of culture.
Thanks for your valuable comment, I agree that society masks it’s follies in the garb of culture. Thanks for stopping by appreciate it.
Anyday 🤘. Few writers attempt real topics .
I guess many do, just depends upon the mood really :). Enjoy your weekend
Yup. Enjoy .
This is the dark reality of our times. It still persists and refuses to go away.
Nicely put, beautifully crafted.
Thanks a lot Sunil, yes this is the grim reality. Society is more hypocrite than before actually!
We have a long away of us to equity. Constructed during a long socio-historical patriarchy still reigns.
I somehow feel its worse now than in older times at least a woman knew what she was getting into. Since at that time women were not educated and not exposed to world their grief was less, but now days we women despite being educated, modern and free suffer same biases and prejudices and its therefore more harrowing!
Brutal old ways linger for too long in a world quickly running into the future.
Brutal old ways linger far too long for a world running towards the future.
I agree Eddie, these brutal ways just refuse to die down, it is so sad
Powerful! Well said and this needs to be said.
Thanks a lot for reading 🙂 I hope things change for better!!
Such a beautiful piece Tanya! A man by name only, a brute is what they have chosen to be; they just don’t know, how to truly appreciate a woman’s worth!
Thanks Warren for your kind remarks. But biases against women is sad reality in some cultures more than others. I hope it gets better in future.
Indeed! I pray it changes too!