Saturday, December 01, 2018

a Flash Poem for December

 
We came late
 
We came late into the game
Game of life men were playing
We had grown, our dolls did not

But we had learned woman's work
We cleaned we cooked and we sewed
If money was tight we taught

Loved Rosie the Riveter**
She taught us to be ourselves
No more a slave to our man
 _ _ _ _

 - Poem Copyright,  Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved 
 - Photo copied with PrintScreen for Kerry's link below.  Her picture of Jessie Tarbox Beals can be found here, https://petapixel.com/2015/02/22/americas-first-female-photojournalist-jessie-tarbox-beals-with-her-cameras/
  - I'm linked with Terry O'Connor in the Imaginary Garden at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/12/camera-flash-55.html 
 - My Flash Writing has exactly 55 Words not including the title.
 - ** Note, Rosie the Riveter, link
 

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10 Comments:

At Saturday, December 01, 2018 11:58:00 PM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Fair commentary, Jim. Not even female poets were given much credit 100 years ago.. let alone photographers.

 
At Sunday, December 02, 2018 1:25:00 AM, Blogger Old Egg said...

Sadly there still exists a male trend to humiliate women for doing things that were once predominately in their preserve. It seems that attitude will take a long time to break as it exists in many supposedly advanced and equal(?) places in the world.

 
At Sunday, December 02, 2018 2:48:00 AM, Blogger Kim Russell said...

I like the way you, like Björn, have written from a female perspective. We may have come late into the game but we didn’t waste time once we did.

 
At Sunday, December 02, 2018 5:41:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is brimming with courage and chivalry, Jim! ❤️

 
At Sunday, December 02, 2018 11:09:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

I think if credit was given, it rarely lasted... I have read about female composers who were famous as long as they were alive and then hidden away...

 
At Sunday, December 02, 2018 2:16:00 PM, Blogger Vivian Zems said...

Girl power! Love it..."no more a slave to our man'...bravo!

 
At Monday, December 03, 2018 2:46:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

She taught us to be ourselves
No more a slave to our man

It tallies very much with the image Dr Jim! It reiterates a sense of purpose followed through by making inroads into a male domain. Determination shows up - very much in evidence in the way of her looks.

Hank

 
At Monday, December 03, 2018 6:51:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, the beauty of women's independence...love this

 
At Monday, December 03, 2018 7:34:00 PM, Blogger Sara McNulty said...

I like the title you gave this poem, Jim. Determination comes through quite well.

 
At Tuesday, December 04, 2018 7:36:00 PM, Blogger KB said...

Yay, good for her

 

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