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flexing to the third finger salute
by jeanne rene watson
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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~~flexing to the third finger salute

you’re such a harsh one
filled with the man power rage rush
that belittles all your sensitivities
betrays the intelligence battling to hog tie
pre-plausible mania

you shake your fist
you squash bugs who get in your way
yell at the dog
flag your dominant dimensions
and strut he-man humanity

just as you did yesterday
sitting down to the dinner table
frustrations dribbling down your chin
bang go the fork and knife
slam goes the coffee cup
filled, teaming with desire unsaid, unspoken

tears ducts cemented with attitudinal mythologies
suck it up man

be a woman

jeannerené 02.08

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Reviewed by Z McClure 7/15/2008
Very evokative...although when I first read this, I thought it was speaking of a male, it could easily be about a female as well. There is a lot of gender overlap these days. Jesus wept at Lazarus' death and He was a perfect specimen of ideal masculinity, yet He compared His weeping over Jerusalem's rejection as like a hen wanting to gather her chicks. Very moving, thought-provoking write. -Zach
Reviewed by Axilea MU 5/14/2008
Why didn't I see this piece before?
This is so good Jeanne, so precise.
Those last lines couldn't be more effective
at the end of such a painfully true depiction
of "male insanity".

Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 5/11/2008
You got your point across quite well.....M
Reviewed by richard cederberg 2/25/2008
"tears ducts cemented with attitudinal mythologies"
Best line that I've read in a while jeannerene'. Humanity certainly is multi-faceted, especially in the way it expresses itself when disgruntled and out of sorts. Your poem seethes with emotion, and effectively paints a moment that everyone can relate too.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/25/2008
Jeanne René Watson,

Amazing pen my friend. I wonder just how many men could suck it up and be a woman. It takes a sensitive and beautiful person to be one. Just think, that macho exterior may only be a cover-up. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/25/2008
I have to say I agree with Karla...WOW! Powerful writing. "frustrations dribbling down your chin," my favorite line.

Reviewed by Charlie 2/24/2008
Reminds me strongly of an incident with my nephew-- he was bawling because his sister got to "do everything, 'cause she's a girl... and I don't get to do anything, 'cause I'm a boy!" to which his dad put his hand on my nephew's shoulder and said, "Buck up, Boy. At least you're a boob!"
They may give us a hard time, but a good tearing-up is healthy for you. --Charlie
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/24/2008
tears ducts cemented with attitudinal mythologies
suck it up man

be a woman

I love it, Jeanne. Cleverly and meaningfully expressed. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/24/2008
I thought you feminists had already made all of us males metro men, that's about a womanish as you can get and still have 'em swinging . . .
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/24/2008
Wow - WOW!!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by John Leko 2/24/2008
...great write here jeanne...great title also...
Reviewed by Thomas Watson 2/24/2008
Cracks me up! LOL
"frustrations dribbling down your chin..." toooo much.

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