Condemned

Condemned

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

You who decapitate flowers,
new in bloom,
still gay after torture,
brutalised, broken and bleeding,
pleading for a quick death,
hand out all the mercy
of Medieval witch hunters.

Drown in the ducking stool,
women were declared innocent,
should they survive
then burnt alive at the stake.

Some things don't change much
do they?


© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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The cynicism in this is brutal and built like granite. Sounds like those hunted by dem witches are men. Set clearly in the cross hairs are those who would defile and then put their victims through the mill in order to tyry to avaoid justice. You are a woman on a mission today Chris!

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thanks John. The mission has been going on for a couple of weeks, but I have only just got round to .. read more



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Indeed, it often seems as though we are going backwards instead of making progress when it comes to women's rights. The world has gone crazy and I am not sure sanity will prevail ever again. A powerful write, my friend. Lydi**

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Many thanks Lydi**. I appreciate both your thoughts and your visit. Have a good week-end.
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Wow! this is quite a write here, deep write really. Nicely written

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Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

Many thanks Ryanna for your visit.

Chris
reminds me of being in Salem and driving past the witch house...they try to drown them, and if they float, they are witches, so either way, they lose...
today people are still just as judgmental and condemnation is rampant.
j.

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Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

That's it Jacob. Either way they lose. That justice still prevails today in some parts of our world... read more
Wow, that was a bit brutal for you, Chris, great sharp paced read, sounds like Christopher lee has been has been bugging you, (he was main man in film Witchfinder General,)

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Yes it is brutal and deliberately so, after reading about atrocities taking place in other parts of .. read more
Having two daughters I am so very much with you Chris. I'm not sure but I think the key is to get more women into strong political positions. Men, in politics, seem to be such a******s,, pardon the expression. Look at what just happened in several of our states on the abortion bans. I would love to see all those that voted for these defeated in the next election, along with our erstwhile president.

Take care - Dave

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Dave for your visit and sharing your thoughts. Good to see you.

Chris
Still the under dogs we strive for independence!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

We are lucky kitty when you see what happens in other parts of the world. Thanks for your visit. Mos.. read more
kitty

1 Week Ago

U R welcome!
I suppose the world has a long way to go before we really reach the point when women are considered 'humans' than an object. You're right though, some things just keep going the way they do and little is done to change it.
I like that you wrote on this topic. Powerful voice, indeed.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Dr Y. I appreciate your visit and your thoughts. There is still far too much injustice and.. read more
I actually adored the mirror image of the past reflected in present day very much in this. It is a really short piece, but holds a lot of wisdom and that is an art all in itself. The wound of women still runs very deep.

Thank you for sharing.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Many thanks for your visit and for sharing your thoughts. Very much appreciated.

Chri.. read more
Automatically I was drawn into the piece with such a strong opening line. The hair on my arms still standing after the initial read of this powerful piece. You come down with the truth like a guillotine, decapitating the misogynistic ways of reality. Power to the ladies with a voice to speak up for the voiceless. Great write, so intelligent in your ability to articulate a message.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Many thanks Kee. You are spoiling me with a second visit today. So greatly appreciated.

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Witch hunts, so brutal. And still women suffer so many injustices.
I was just reading about Miley Cyrus being groped and all the support she got yet still, some had the gall to suggest she invited it for dressing sexy. We are still a long way from equality.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

There is injustice everywhere, and much of it where women are concerned. There is also injustice for.. read more
Edie Blue Starfish

1 Week Ago

That is terrible.

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