Friday, 8 March 2019

Frauen aller Länder vereinigt Euch! ♀

Meet Sophie the sophist
Who loves to wear long eye lashes.
She's a glutton for punishment.
Then there's Jodie,
A train driver.
She says men have one track minds.
What about Marilyn?
The jockey who likes a ride.
No dead heats for her.
Meet Señorita Silva
The gold digger.
She thinks size matters, especially for wallets.
Of course Ms Primrose Propper
Would disapprove of the above
Imploring 'get your own metal detector!'
Have you met Miss Jones?
She's an actress
But says she's an actor as she sashays down
The red carpet, décolleté, high-heeled.
What about  Alsayida Aisha?
 She's wearing her abaya, niqāb and gloves
But underneath it's Fleur du Mal, Coco de Mer

And Dior where the sun don't shine. 
Finally, what of Bernadette?Queen of the billabong. 
Saving up for the op – is that wrong?
So what can we say of the above today?
They are all women in every way.
All feminists through and through.
Me too!

© David Ellis

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David is a retired English language lecturer and writer of short stories and poems, living precariously close to the fast-receding sand dunes of Merseyside.