I Don't Believe

I Don't Believe

A Poem by Christyn Jeffries

I don't believe in men.
I have no faith in them.

"You play with your baby doll,
I will go explore.
Look! See, I caught the ball
You throw like a girl."

I've since learned to recognize
It's man's dynasty
Me they patronize
Patriarchal society

Now when I walk to the park
I always take my knife,
For fear that sometime in the dark
He will take my life.

Condescending
Objectifying
Denying
Bruising
Using

Glass ceiling
Grab me at work
Child marriage
Kidnapped prostitute,
Fix your suit.

Empty flattery
Honeyed lies
Ripped clothes
Rape.

"I love you, Daddy!"
New house, new job, new wife
New children and new life
Go on and twist that knife
"I won't be at your funeral, Dad."

See?

I don't believe in men.

© 2013 Christyn Jeffries


Author's Note

Christyn Jeffries
I know it's rough. If the rhyme scheme or structure seems wrong, please point this out to me.

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nah, it's alright. not that rough. you could polish it up, of course, but that just means, like, it's good, y'know?

Totally a patriarchal society. Like, everything we see, the entire reality of everything, is patriarchal. Stinks. I don't know. It sucks. It's weird. Everything in life, like, it's about balance, right? But it's fucked because ALL of it is so tilted in that one direction.

It must be really s****y to feel like (and actually, like, have to) walk around with a knife at night. I never have to. Not fair. It's a drag to me to think about women who are missing out on night.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Christyn Jeffries

5 Years Ago

Thank you.
I used to feel the same way and sometimes the doubt in genuine security among men creeps up today but hopefully there will be one who can show you otherwise with good intentions, love, and compassion. You're a tough cookie and I'm sorry that you've felt this way...
But I know that in a world like this...
It's more than understanding.
Good write... the emotions were truly felt.
Stay strong c:

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christyn Jeffries

6 Years Ago

Thanks for your encouragement.
I don't know what happened to you, but rest assured that there are better people out there, better men and women. This was clearly written while you were in a very emotional state, and poems like these are very hard to fathom because they deal with experiences which are very very personal.I sincerely hope that you'll meet a person who'll change this outlook of yours. Until then, strength to you. Thanks for sharing :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christyn Jeffries

6 Years Ago

Thank you for your kindness.
Devesh

6 Years Ago

You're most welcome.
It sounds like you've been badly hurt, a victim of family dysfunction. I went through that, too, and understand what deep wounds are made and the lasting results. Time may not heal all wounds, but it will soothe them. Try to remain strong and keep your head up.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christyn Jeffries

6 Years Ago

Thank you for your encouragement.
To the Author's Note: The author determines word choice and timing... the work's delivery is set to the author's mind. Anything less takes away the depth of heart and meaning.

To the poem: a comment not critique - A black and white world is a cold and lonely place to live. People ARE flawed, we don't want it that way, don't like it that way... but they are - flawed. The perfect (or merely MORE perfect) get crucified in some manner befitting the anger of the rest of humanity AT their level of perfection. Working at how we want things to be is important - at least to us. But THAT sight is not always held in the same level of regard by others. Getting slapped hurts and yet anger is not reasoned - only revenge is.

The hardest part of listening ...is being heard.

Chris

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christyn Jeffries

6 Years Ago

I know. I wrote this poem right after I was betrayed by my father, who was to me the representative .. read more
I like how you vary the pace and move in and out of rhyme.

Don't lose hope, good people are rare, let alone their gender.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christyn Jeffries

6 Years Ago

Thank you for your review. I know that there are good men out there, just like there are good women... read more
Psalms 118:8 says it all with your write:)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christyn Jeffries

6 Years Ago

Ha, true that.
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6 Years Ago

Smilesssssssssssssssssssss I knew ud like that:)
I like the structure and rhyme scheme. What really struck me about this poem is the emotion I could feel when reading it - I believed you. Great writing~

:) Julie

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christyn Jeffries

6 Years Ago

Thank you. I'm glad what I was feeling when I wrote it came through to you. Mission accomplished!
Very Interesting Writing !
Loved it !

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christyn Jeffries

6 Years Ago

Thank you!
A very powerful and emotional poem. Very gripping....it has impact.
Perfect the way it is.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Christyn Jeffries

6 Years Ago

Thanks. I'm glad it turned out well.

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Christyn Jeffries

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