Celibate Mouthwash

God forbid! a girl admits she’s lonely.
But for a guy? —Oh, that’s so sexy.
God forbid! a woman’s never been with the same man
For more than 3 months

There must be something wrong—
Why has she been sitting on the shelf for so long?
Oh but for a guy, yeah, that’s just normal;
He’s a playa & playas wanna play.

She wants to play too, this little playette,
Oh but when she plays, they have a dirty word for it
—Slut! Shhh…
Now go rinse those lips out with celibate mouthwash.

God forbid! a woman is deemed weak for being
Emotionally vulnerable.
But when a guy is? —
Oh, he’s so sensitive.

These double standards make me want to vomit.
Oh, but god forbid! I’ve already gone through the
“eating disorder phase”—
Now I’m a head case.

There’s nothing I can do about it at the moment
‘Cept write this truth in verse
And lay back on my bed—hiking up my skirt—
Oh, and god forbid! I might even touch myself.

by s./j. goldner

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Comments (15)

It's true in our society that men are sensitive, but women are not counted, but sometime's we misunderstand concept of mankind, what we create is what become's and this is true what u jus wrote.
The poet dares, with verses of ironic style, to say the truth never yet understood.
Good write! Well said. I never have understand the double standard. I like a woman with an independent mind even when it comes to sex!
Thanks for writing something so true but (truthfully) something I've never had to worry about. All men are selfish in this way, but pieces like this might make some of us stop taking for granted the sexual heirachy we THINK we have the right to enjoy and begin to understand (yeh, b****cks) . S x
The flow is mellow and interesting. The comparison well said in a playful style.A very good point Sus! I'm afraid I'm into the conservative-some things are meant for men, some for women. ~_~
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