love is égal

you not only have to be creative and exceptionally good
but inventive too, like Lowell Wood

yes, the market demands that – true
but there remains a fact not to be argued
that we are still not treated equal…

regrettably, I have to agree with that view
it’s not enough to say we’ve made progress simply on the basis that we got rid of the marriage bar in ’72
or that we’ve made the old rhetoric of ‘it’s a man’s world’ redundant

well, it’s up to you to fix the inequalities
before this pretend peace between the sexes ends up just another historical
‘interval between two wars’
and those in the know… those who get it understand
that the balance is bound to shift

I doubt that you women will forgive our ignorance when those times past due arrive

that depends if you change in time
but remember – by a law of mind, intellect precedes emotions and becomes their incentive to action
so to awaken any man’s impassioned love and loyalty for a woman
he’d need to gain prior intellectual awareness of her delicate sublimities

and then perhaps he’d not deny her her rightful place on the back of sheer force or ignoble strength, and actually learn to respect her

exactly, because how else could he possibly appreciate the treasure if he doesn’t perceive it

© Heath Muchena, 2016


2 Comments on “love is égal”

  1. milliethom says:

    Powersul stuff here, Heath. You put the points on this issue across loud and clear. Wonderful writing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I of July says:

    I’m glad it makes some sense, thanks 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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