Not another one…..

Doggerel Dave

In some relationships women live in fear -

This a hot topic for debate today.

Themes include a recovery from there

After she had the strength to get away.


Great – at least she escaped but many do not -

Politicians mouth with resolutions

While women die and are quickly forgot,

And the poetry here lacks solutions.


Demand more shelters and housing, do please,

There’s much legislation needed right now

Which would save some women, give more ease

Of exit than their partner would allow.


Another aspect I’d like to relate -

My observation throughout a long life:

Women and girls attach themselves to a mate

Even as they know he’s nothing but strife.


Girls – your heart's pit-a-pat for a male you’ve seen.

Yet men and boys will always be a mix

Of good and bad and all points in between;

Domination could be how they get their fix.


Or a man can easily say ‘I love you’

When all he is addressing are your breasts,

While you are as mature as he is true -

It's far too easy to see how time tests.


However, many women don’t go this way -

Strong selectivity, not awestruck,

Observation and insight win the day,

And know a partnership is more than good luck.

  • Author: Doggerel Dave (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 27th, 2023 05:59
  • Comment from author about the poem: Dedicated to one who gave the old story. I responded with the same propositions poeticised and extended here. Deleted, blocked; response - objection to my politics!!! Disappeared - another exercise in futility passes through this portal…..... (Edit 1/5/23 - smoothed the edges top and bottom).
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  • 2781

    We may not agree on much but your observations are spot on.

    • Doggerel Dave


      • Doggerel Dave

        So , as I expected, no one (other than you) decided to respond. I never delete anyone, but you should consider a deletion yourself, otherwise you are out in the cold.

        And this one is not going away...

      • Neville

        Dylan said always carry a spare lightbulb with you .. I can see there's more than an element of truth in both of ya .. now off to swoon ........ 🙂

        • Doggerel Dave

          Swoon? Swoon? you and Orchi are merging, becoming one. Your dog, (you confessed you had one), neva mind the pedigree BS, is really called Fido ain't he.....🙂

          • Neville

            one of the problems of trying to be transparent is that folk can see write through ya ....... ((🐧))

          • 1 more comment

          • mvvenkataraman

            Utter confusion is seen in the poem,
            Useless way of rhyming insensibly,
            Can't the poet quit writing poetry,
            Instead of disgracing poetry Goddess?

            • Doggerel Dave


            • sorenbarrett

              Passion is the driving force not love and the need to feel loved and accepted get in the way. Unfortunately many fall into this trap and can not find their way out.

              • Doggerel Dave

                I believe half the time It is not passion the driving force (although it is possibly hanging around there somewhere) but the need for connection. However, humans (some) are endowed with the ability to reason and have insight. This is true of both genders. However since women seem in this situation overall to be the more damaged, I've chosen to focus on them and paint as well as I can an overview of their circumstances including what the original motivator of this piece alluded to as political...
                Thanks Soren

              • Bella Shepard

                I understand how passionately you feel about this subject. Not knowing what triggered this piece, I can only say that there is a real difference between victimization, and trying to hold onto a relationship that is probably unhealthy. One is based on fear and control, the other perhaps misguided feelings of love. I suppose people will always feel the need to express their feelings either way, as you bravely have yours.

                • Doggerel Dave

                  The encounter I described in my comments started this, and what I wrote is born of long years of experience and observation, The story was all there in my head and for once the piece almost wrote itself.
                  The poems on MPS covering this area usually describe abuse in which the victim has either escaped or is still suffering. In that situation I argued that there weren't enough options to allow escape for many, but also hoped to point out an element of choice and judgement in the first place on the part of the women who ended up in that position is, or should be, a real possibility.
                  Good to hear from you, Bella.

                  • Bella Shepard

                    I'd say what you presented was very reasonable and logical.

                  • PoetVids - I am WriteBeLight only in Video Version :)

                    I think you did a great job expressing yourself in this piece. I totally get your frustration. Some may not like your write. But, whatever one thinks, they must agree it is poetry, well done.

                  • Doggerel Dave

                    Edited - hopefully to make it more palatable to some readers, but without any dilution of the message.

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