The Art of Menstruation

The Art of Menstruation

A Poem by Foxemerald

WARNING, FEMALE ISSUES!! The struggles and confusion of a young girl who has just come into her womanhood.

Indecisive, not knowing what to do I watch
The ticking of the clock strike ten, and the long hand start
To move. My hand strays over the fabric of the
Battleship. Blood. A metallic smell that makes me
Want to be sick, a fire that rages down in the
Burning pit below, and the feeling I simply can’t digest when all of my
Inners begin to get weak and fall into the
Charcoal pit
Of embers and ick. What is going on inside, can’t the
Parts of my gut go back up and subside where they can
Forever hide! If there’s something at work I don’t want to
Know it, if something is wrong can’t a doctor make me
White like a snowman. I don’t want to bleed into my
Underwear tonight, but I’d hate to go to my father and have him make
It right.

© 2022 Foxemerald

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The title grabbed my attention immediately, because I had always heard the monthlies called "the curse." Your very vivid imagery reinforced that description and made me think of the old Orthodox Jewish prayer "Thank you God for making me a man."

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

Ha! Yes, be glad that you are one ;) Glad I was able to give a little insight here . . .
Your wording is perfect. You describe the emotions and insights insights a girl's state of mind so well that I must applaud you for it 👏 my favourite line " Forever hide! If there’s something at work I don’t want to" No girl wants it... but it's just a thing of nature. The last line though was a real mic drop moment in my opinion. No girl would want a male figure to know what's happened which is really sad if she doesn't have a female figure in her life. This was written very well. Wow!

Posted 6 Months Ago


6 Months Ago

Thank you very much! Yes, it can be quite a drastic experience for a young girl going through it for.. read more

6 Months Ago

My pleasure!

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Added on April 20, 2022
Last Updated on April 20, 2022




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