A Woman’s Plight Is No Delight!

A woman’s plight is no delight!

Time was when women never had a voice

Like children,

Seen not heard

And without choice

Voting! Who born dog!

All you were good for is sex and giving birth

Desperate to be Mrs. Somebody

You become nobody

A young woman turned into a wife

Who became a mother

Who became a nag

Who later became a slag

Who became boring

And ended up a divorcee

 

A woman’s plight is no delight!

If your womb a male child does not bear

You are considered no more than wear and tear

Along came women’s lib in exchange for a baby’s crib

Women’s Right? You got it all wrong

Women should be heard but not seen wearing a beard

Not trying to be a man

You are who you are

A pride, a blessing and a joy you are

 

Is it a delight or plight?

To know

From creation

You are destined for greatness

Meant to be an Empress

Your very nature demands that I be impressed

Your spell binding beauty always keeps my interest

You don’t have to undress

Or show flesh

To arouse my interest

How can I be king without you my queen?

There’s no you or me without We

But you sell your precious birthright

For a lousy one nightstand

Your precious wares flung before the undeserving kind

Fodder meant for swine

But for whom you truly are

An absolute crime

 

A woman’s plight is no delight!

To be Bullied, Battered and Beaten?

To be called whore, ‘hoe, slag or ashawo?

You were elevated by the Divine

You know you are sublime

But you willing sellout for a dime

Scantily clad in rags fit for a clown

A dishonour to your royal background

All you attract are thieves and clowns

Scum who know your worth

But would rather play with you in the dirt

Sticking filthy vile hands up your royal skirt

You aid the progeny of bastards!

For every man that takes a bite of your fruit

Their bite marks remain with you

Their essence a foul potpourri of vile character and traits

Merged into the soul, the essence of a new born

How can you forget your womb is royal passage?

Should you not choose a worthy one for the right of passage?

Like an extension of the Divine Tree

You are a passage to a lifetime

 

Woman!

Take up your mantle of honour

Disrobe from your regalia of dishonour

Don your royal gown of dignity

Let no one fool you of your royal ancestry

You are indeed priceless

If you don’t value YOU

The world will not wake up and increase your VALUE!



35 thoughts on “A Woman’s Plight Is No Delight!” by aturmercy (@aturmercy)

  1. Sunshine (@nicolebassey)

    Great message but i think it could do with some editting, some of the rhyming seems forced.e.g. bear vs wear and tear. lastly the style is inconsistent flunctuating from queens english to nigerian lingo. Keep writing

    1. @nicolebassey,
      nothing wrong with the style.

  2. If they can’t undress or show flesh, they should at least be smart.
    It is easier for them to impress with the flesh things. A smart woman is rare.

    Good poem jare.

    1. Lol…true talk. Thank you.

  3. @aturmercy this is awe inspiring! It’s mothers day at this neck of the woods, couldn’t be a more appropriate day for these reawakening lines!

    From cradle to the grave,thus above has become many a woman’s plight..Yes! I will go there there now. Common sense is not a given right and defenses weakened over many years of degradation and the will to be.

    The woman’s plight indeed is no delight. This transcends, status, education,beauty or whatever criteria that comes to mind.

    The spiritual connotation in this poem blows the mind…”You aid the progeny of bastards!

    For every man that takes a bite of your fruit

    Their bite marks remain with you

    Their essence a foul potpourri of vile character and traits

    Merged into the soul, the essence of a new born

    How can you forget your womb is royal passage?

    Should you not choose a worthy one for the right of passage?

    Like an extension of the Divine Tree

    You are a passage to a life time”

    Profound and well written!

    1. @Dotta Thank u, thank u, thank u

  4. RIO (@riowrites)

    After “Disrobe from your regalia of dishonour”, I don’t care for the remaining lines.

    “Your precious wares flung before the undeserving kind

    Fodder meant for swine”

    The above lines seem contradictory to me.

    Well done, very nice poem. Strong message too.

    1. ya, I reason in same direction with you Rio …..

      1. Thanks for reading. Pls see explanation given above.

    2. Rio, thank you for reading.

      I don’t understand why you don’t care for the lines after “Disrobe from your regalia of dishonour”? Is it that you find it offensive or that it’s irrelevant to the poem?

      “Don your royal gown of dignity

      Let no one fool you of your royal ancestry

      You are indeed priceless

      If you don’t value YOU

      The world will not wake up and increase your VALUE!”

      Regarding the seeming contradictory lines…

      How can I be king without you my queen?

      There’s no you or me without We

      But you sell your precious birthright

      For a lousy one nightstand

      Your precious wares flung before the undeserving kind

      Fodder meant for swine

      But for whom you truly are

      An absolute crime”

      I guess it depends on how you have read this part of the poem. This aspect of the poem refers the honour and glory of being a woman which is being thrown away for an inconsequential relationship which only demeans the woman. Such behaviour or acts are beneath the woman she is supposed to be, hence fodder for swine.

  5. Ashawo slag whore hoe. All these befitting titles 4 women? I dey envy them oo.

    1. No be d names men dey call women?

  6. NS ladies. Do something oo b4 something does you.

    1. Lactoo, wetin go do dem naw?

  7. Very strong and inspiring..Aturmercy you write well…guess U was in a rush to get this out and left out some words, mixed up the tenses. This would benefit from some cleaning up and then it can go on to be read out at a women’s forum or something quite like that. Really good one here…Well done…$ß.

    1. Bubbly, thanks for the compliments.

      I have read and re-read, but still didn;t see the errors or ommissions you suggest. Maybe you can highlight these pls. Thanks

  8. This is very good Aturmercy. I hope it motivates our ladies as intended… Kudos! You did well.

    1. Thanks Ableguy

  9. Yeah true talk.

  10. Nice work Aturmercy but for a few lines that might need editing or grammatical corrections especially at points where you mixed up present tenses with pasg tenses…..eg “is” and “become” in the line below, ought to be in a past tense as “was” and “became” respsctively…

    Desperate to be Mrs. Somebody

    You BECOME nobody

    A young woman turned into a wife……..

    Keep it up dear…

    1. @Charles thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate you doing both.

      The words were chosen deliberately. @Dotta seems to be one of those who truly understands the concept of this poem. It chronicles the life of women present and past. Some of the past attitudes and treatment of women might not be the same, but their present lives echo opinions formed of them in the past.

      Many women have been molded to believe that they are nobody unless their married to somebody. After struggling or trying to become Mrs somebody, they end up being nobody because the men they chose to be with regards them as nothing.

      I hope my logic makes sense.

  11. Beautiful words you put together there. I like it when men are sincere. Don’t always claim to be on top for nothing. Appreciate when it’s necessary and criticize also when it is.

    I’m sure if men were more like this, they would be enjoying in the hands of the ladies more. Respect is reciprocal, shikena.

    Well done @aturmercy.

  12. Nice poem, great message!

  13. Cool stuffs! ‘All the pepper, maggi, salt…..ingredient for the soup in the cooking pot’

    Problem-cause-critics-solution. All in this piece. Nice!

    1. I appreciate your comments. Thank u

  14. @Aturmercy. This is a great piece. Simple, deep and clear.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Highly appreciated.

  15. Nicely written poem.

    But I find the tone of voice confusing. At some point it seems to be bemoaning the plight of women, at another point its scorning women who sell themselves cheap to the wrong people and sort of generalises all women to be like that. It ridicules women then appreciates them.
    Eventually it calls to them in encouragement in a few verses at the end.

    Am I missing some objective here?

  16. @Afronuts I appreciate your comments.

    Yes the poem does bemoan the plight of women, but all it’s doing is drawing women’s attention to how they are perceived generally by men. Even though men generally perceive women this way does not mean that all women are this way. Neither does it mean that all men also perceive women in this same light.

    The poem generally chronicles the plight of women at the hands of men. Christ fed 5 thousand with 5 loaves of bread, but that number didn’t include women and children; they were not worthy to be counted. So the poems draws on these instances that even those women were not and didn’t behave live slags, they were treated like they were inferior…

    The poem does not scorn or ridicule any women, rather, it would like to draw their attention to how they are perceived and portrayed take a look at this…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcHctqfk4FU&feature=share

    Look at how Hip Pop portrays women… Is there anything dignifying about such a portrayal? Chris Rock even made fun of this, and how women don’t seem to care about their portrayal by Hip pop, Crunk etc.

  17. @aturmercy

    Hmmm…in fact you’ve made a powerfully convincing point.
    Thanks for breaking it down…this was eye opening and even reminded me about something I was planning to do on Video Vixens.

    With this insight them the poem was spot on!

  18. beautiful message

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