Mother Did You Know

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Mother Did You Know
On May 6, 2021 By Swarn GillIn Prose and Poetry

*I dedicate this poem to women in general, but also to my mom, who is an amazing woman and still inspires me to be more to this day.

mother did you know
it’s all your fault
you caused the fall
of man that them’s the breaks
when you talk to snakes

mother did you know
you’re not quite human
humans should be a male
those other parts
aren’t on the chart

mother did you know
that your emotions
make you weak
and at 40 you’re
past your peak
your wisdom
your courage
cause so much fear
that instead of
being vulnerable
they sneer
and jeer

mother did you know
you’re a body – that’s it
one that must submit
and if a man bruises it
beats it broken
it means you really
shouldn’t have spoken

mother did you know
you’re not supposed to enjoy sex
but ironically you want it
even if you don’t flaunt it
somehow you’re always asking
what you wear is just masking
and if you decide to show it
boy then, they really know it
you don’t need to give consent
men know what you meant
he would have been such a gent
if you weren’t giving off a scent

mother did you know
you can’t want more
you have a role
so just put aside your goals
you can have it all
only if you do it all
I know it’s not fair
it seems insane
but that’s what you get
for going outside your lane

mother did you know
no other group has survived
so long an oppression
legislating your bodies
out of your possession
through witch trials
laws permitting rape
and voice suppression
men mutilate you
murder you
send you to slaughter
men say “I love you mom”
then violate somebody else’s daughter

and mother did you know
that every single day
I stand in awe
at how you all persevere
and still manage to
hold your boys near

mother did you know
I’m glad you didn’t tell
me these things
you just loved with
unerring equality
and kindness
patience and
color blindness
taught me spirituality
can break us free
from our prison
and that we can always
do better
if we learn to listen

and mother did you know
as a man I’ve had to
unlearn many things
at times
admitting a hard truth
but then there’s you
whose womb
you made room in
because of you
I know
what it means
to be human

If you’d like to hear the poem read, go to the site listed below,

Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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6 Responses to Mother Did You Know

  1. Faith says:

    Very true.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kevinashton says:

    I’d like to raise the question about the re-blogging button on many WordPress blogs. I myself removed the reblog button because I did wish readers to reblog my images or articles.
    I also add a copyright statement to the bottom of my posts to make clear that I do not want others to repost my work. 99% of readers respect my desire, but once in a while someone ignores my copyright statement and copies my images and a few lines of text anyway. Which makes me crazy. So my question is, should bloggers respect the wishes of other bloggers? Does the reblog button encourage people to share your content anyway? I am considering moving my blog of 6 years to a platform where my copyright and wishes are respected.

    Liked by 1 person

    • If anyone does not want their posts reblogged it’s perfectly understandable. Everyone is entitled to do as they wish with their posts.

      I do not profess to know how the Culinary arts world works nor how is word spread about a dish than word of mouth.

      However, when I said I didn’t see the big deal about reblogging a post I was speaking of the books, the literary world, and writing industry where it is very excruciatingly difficult to break out upon the scene and any help at all in getting the word out about a book or literary work is usually greatly appreciated. At least by me, it is appreciated.

      No one can claim any of my work or books for I own copy rights to all of it.

      But if anyone feels otherwise, or different about their work, they are entitled to their opinions and their feelings. Yes, their wishes could be respected. Just simply tell the reblogger not to do it again. Or block them. I have been on your blog numerous times and have not seen a “no reblog” notice. Perhaps I missed. I don’t reblog food articles, not because I have anything against them. I read them all the time, but mainly because my readers are mainly book readers.


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