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Man:

I am bold like fire spreading out heat
It matters not what predicament be;
I cause north and south wind to meet

Alas! No sooner did he utter verse
Round corner came chuckle sweet

Woman:

It seems to me you are a tad misled
Scarcely ever have a myth you read
I am dauntless, I am as stout as ice
Trust nothing comes without a price

Amid their groans fell flakes of snow
Riposte now caused his mirth to flow

Man:

Inane rather frivolous seems account
Have you no clue of all what you state
I am adept, oh shrewd much like fox
I cheat twice hour that pass on clock

Alas! No sooner did he utter verse
Far came a wild unearthly scream

Nature:

Oh, many a duo amongst creatures seen
Had enough of both your squabbles keen
I gather, you wished to see true measure
So then, true measure you both shall see
Divide your woes, come divide your glee
None stronger than other, retort shall be

 

 

Photo credits: Jolygram

Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United 

For my prompt “When diving into the possibilities of Role Reversal”
on Friday 25th November at 8 am EDT

Posted on Poems written on Prompt Nights 

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Comments

  1. L. Moon says:

    Fantastic verse Sanaa. This reminds me of an Uncle Remus story. This is classic dear friend.
    Sending many hugs – yes I may be emerging from the other side of the moon (as its shrinking)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Leslie ❤️ so good to see you 😀
      xo

  2. Susan Chast says:

    Haha! Beautiful! Amazing! I’m not certain at all that this is exagerated. It’s fable-like.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan ❤️ I enjoyed a lot writing this! So glad you liked it 😀

  3. Sherry Marr says:

    An endless conversation/competition. Well done! I liked Nature putting an end to it with a true show of force. Smiles.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry ❤️ I thought it fair to include nature 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  4. Old Egg says:

    It is good to get a little more of the background story of Adam and Eve. You have to feel a little sorry for them both as they had no standards to guide their behaviour. Even poor Nature seems to be living in a fools paradise thinking everyone was equal! What an intriguing poem this is Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely! An interesting perspective, Robin 🙂 thanks for stopping by ❤️

  5. Rob says:

    Interesting how nature brings truth to their boasting. Thanks for the thoughts.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rob 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  6. Thotpurge says:

    Alas, gender equality has been far from realised in so many places…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Exactly 🙂 thank you kindly, Rajani ❤️

  7. totomai says:

    In the end, nature has the last say! Thanks for this Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Totomai 🙂

  8. Mary says:

    You were really inspired here, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  9. Sumana Roy says:

    Sanaa this is my favorite of yours…o my…love Nature’s voice & I gather Nature is a ‘she’..Yay!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana ❤️ so glad you liked it! Yayyy 😀

  10. gillena says:

    She know how to hush those two, Mother nature. Really really luvved this one. My favourite now

    Thanks for dropping in to read mine

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  11. panchali says:

    A very fine write, Sanaa…an extremely fulfilling read!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Panchali ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  12. A well thought and inspired depiction of the squabbles between genders. I like how nature comes into the picture as a voice of reason. Skillful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Khaya 😀 I really enjoyed writing this one ❤️ so glad you liked it.

  13. Jae Rose says:

    Stout as ice is a great line in this carefully crafted piece – I love nature’s voice the best i think 😉

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  14. Rommy says:

    I can relate to Mother Nature’s call to have her children stop their squabbling.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much,Rommy 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  15. A very wise and beautiful poem… I liked the way you put it!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  16. Nicholas V. says:

    Hmmm, yes, Sanaa. The hubris of humans and the all-powerful natural forces that bring them to order! This was well penned, almost like a fable by Aesop!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Nicholas 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

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