A poem for my sons – Woman (Choka) – March 8, 2015

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first light upon life’s dawn
first arms of comfort – first food
first to see your talents
first to know your longing and needs
she’s the font and well
first conscious and first guide

and growing you’ll find
another who will walk with you
know her talents well
enjoy her strength and power
combine your efforts
to walk this life proud and tall

growing remember
the two wings of life’s story
she and he unite
together you are equals
ready to walk free and brave

© G.s.k. ‘15

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Today is International Woman’s Day.  There is actually so much to be written on this subject that it’s hard to choose just one aspect.  We know that women in many parts of the world do not even have the minimum respect due to a human being .. in other’ parts of the world, condensation towards woman is nauseating.

My gut feeling is that women are no better and certainly no worse than any man who walks this Earth.  The day that we understand that each sex has its particular aspects and talents which compliment each other will be a great day indeed.  The need to prevaricate about woman’s strength, to dominate her, to humiliate her –  in my mind is only a sign of the lack of self-confidence, the need to dominate at least someone and bad upbringing …

I believe that dear sisters, we, in this special age and in the privileged condition of our Western Culture in regards to human rights (believe it or not rather rare not only in our times but in all of human history) are free if we feel free. The main factor for creating harmony and understanding (education) among the sexes is in our hands … we are the mothers, the first guides and teachers,  who often spoil our sons giving them their direction in life.

Of course there are cultures that still see woman as a god-given chattel, a demon to corrupt men, a slave given to man for his usage … and it will take even more time to get to at least the minimum level of acceptance of woman’s talents and her right to exist in her own right in these cultures, there is no easy formula … no ABC’s to human understanding between the sexes … especially as it seems the world leaders have found no formula or ABC’s of how to live together on this planet without killing each other … Bastet

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15 thoughts on “A poem for my sons – Woman (Choka) – March 8, 2015

  1. Bastet, I appreciate your wisdom about how complementary the sexes can be when we recognize our unique strengths. My teenage son told me the other day that he is a feminist but that he gets angry when people take that word and twist it to mean that women should be elevated to a position above men…..he said that no one wins when women’s rights’ movements, after working so hard for so many years for equality, starts to denigrate men to positions of less-than…..I think you are BOTH wise and insightful in your observations 🙂

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    • And your son is very wise indeed … there’s absolutely not sense in trying to “switch the tables” .. we must all learn to be independent strong human beings … my compliments to your son and to you who raised him. 🙂

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  2. Both beautiful and thoughtful — and I agree with you — ***balance*** is the key. We’re in a magnificent – but precarious – position in history.

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        • Well .. i suppose that’s the nature of humanity … or at least my experience with certain members of said species. Someone gets an idea in their head and then they want to shove it down everyone’s throat … so boring and worse useless. I know that woman still have a ways to go to be recognized as an equal to man … but I just think that we don’t look at the issue in a proper manner. We should be granted equal compensations for the work we do … and there are women who really are underpaid in a big way while their counterparts are over-paid for what they do. But we should also be given our due for our particular talents. I just don’t feel like a man … I have a different way of looking at an issue that most men wouldn’t even begin to understand … and my method works as much as any others. My method is not better or worse … it’s different. Now in a system where we can’t homologate computer parts why should we want to do so with human qualities …. uhm … I guess I’m rambling … sorry!

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