-revolted

My safe space,
my comfort zone,
is too taboo,
so I have to do it alone.

So long as I keep my hyper masculinity on my sleeves,
like bulging biceps or an inflated chest,
I can keep my emotions buried and hidden,
between this fleshen nest.

Men can't be both,
we're either too soft,
or too hard,
too together,
or too apart,
fragmented into convenient bits and lots,
able to be filed and sorted into slots,
convenient for comfort,
but let those feelings rot.

Keep them buried,
leave the platform for the meek,
let women herald the stage,
as for men,
leave their emotions only worthy,
for ink on a page.

W.E.

What's up with that huh?
Can't a burly bloke walk the lines of poetic prowess,
whilst like a gorilla, size you up, fisticuffs ready and beat his chest?

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  • lonerloaner-revolted

    My safe space,
    my comfort zone,
    is too taboo,
    so I have to do it alone.

    So long as I keep my hyper masculinity on my sleeves,
    like bulging biceps or an inflated chest,
    I can keep my emotions buried and hidden,
    between this fleshen nest.

    Men can't be both,
    we're either too soft,
    or too hard,
    too together,
    or too apart,
    fragmented into convenient bits and lots,
    able to be filed and sorted into slots,
    convenient for comfort,
    but let those feelings rot.

    Keep them buried,
    leave the platform for the meek,
    let women herald the stage,
    as for men,
    leave their emotions only worthy,
    for ink on a page.

    W.E.

    What's up with that huh?
    Can't a burly bloke walk the lines of poetic prowess,
    whilst like a gorilla, size you up, fisticuffs ready and beat his chest?

    #poetry #writing #love #artist #beauty #writersofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #sexism #writerscommunity #write #writer #emotions #feelings #words #prose #consciousness #quoteoftheday #man #igwriters #igpoets #soul #life #spirituality #heart #poet #poem #poetrycommunity #men #women #taboo

  • v.p.colomboWomen would love men to wear their hearts on their sleeves
  • lonerloaner@v.p.colombo, I don't think so. They won't let men be whatever they want and that's the Crux of the above, coupled with many men buying into it. They want them to fulfil their ideas, appropriated by carefully inoculated mantras of what it means to be a man. Vague descriptions of either/or. Segregated, and isolated, unwhole. The cry of women was heard, and a gradual approach to fulfilling their rights has been mandated and is still growing, and rightly so, but in the meantime, the silent plea for a mans needs is largely being ignored. 'Suck it up' , when we complain, but 'why aren't you like this or that', is the counter complaint. Alas, we have the current crop of men who think it's taboo to be emotive and or still alpha at the same time, or who think being alpha is akin to misogyny or chauvinism. I believe feminism has created an antogonist culture of demeaning masculinity as being associated with negative energy unaware that the male drive to do anything of worth, poetic, emotive, artistic, sensual or sensitive, is married to strength, power, physicality, and androgenic extension. The two don't have to be and are not mutually exclusive.
  • boshi.salehVery Well Said! And I Can't agree more. I'm a woman and I Can see exactly what you mean i've had this discussing with many! Thank u for writing this. It's a very interesting topic. 🙌🏽🌸👌🏽
  • red_beretta@lonerloaner Although I agree with a lot of what you've expressed here, I applaud a man or woman for that matter who embraces not only both, but all facets of themselves. Having to be on one side of the fence or the other (to me) is utterly blase and stale. As an alpha, sensitivity and emotions are a huge part of that. I think it all depends on each individual. I wouldn't be happy being confined to one specific area while neglecting the other nor would want a man to feel the need to do so either. I love how your mind thinks and your expressive writing. Included in that of course is also your masculinity, sensitivity, etc.
  • v.p.colombo@lonerloaner I do think that feminism should include men, the comprehension of one individual in its wholeness should be valid for both sexes. Women still hear the "suck it up" or "you should be like this or that" lecture. I was raised hearing "nobody will love you if you don't change, etc..." And I do think that the core problem in men-women relationships is that men are not allowed by society or their upbringing to be sensitive or to show their emotions, they bottle them up while in the meantime women would love to have alpha males who can embrace their own sensitivity.
  • lonerloaner@red_beretta absolutely about embracing both. I know it's a far cry from today's representation.... Arabs, especially men have fallen into this alien idea of who they were traditionally. The language is riddled with male and female dominant nouns, pronouns, adjectives and grammar that steers the male and female notions of being, comprehension and rhetoric to a beautiful woven tapestry of genderlessness and dominant gender steer in a single sentence or phrase. Even the word for God, Allah, is gender neutral yet powerfully male dominant in contexts and otherwise totally female dominant in other..... Traditionally all of this was entwined in the being of males and females from the Arab world, now lost and meaningless as they have take on these modern constructs of dull and bland definitions. I learned resilience, strength, power and force as well as subtlety, Gentleness, kindness and warmth, rigidity and empathy, care and disregard all from both my parents. I've seen my father's hands caress vines and thorns of plants and make them bend to him in bashfulness and seen the fire of his volcano erupt into the very soul of a man. And I've seen my mother's gentle voice pale and humble a man to rubble and at other times her resilience to quit due to physical pain embaress me and all my physicality. Neither had to be a parade of either/or and neither has to be a doormat.
  • lonerloaner@v.p.colombo absolutely, I've seen women being swept under the rug of disregard one too many times and neither should happen. But we do have a sway currently of female Dominant culture, making male culture take a back seat and or be so much more susceptible to being swayed this or that way.
  • eman.rabWell said 👐❤
  • magykarspoetrySo true! Patriarchy affects men equally
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