WHEN MEN FEEL INADEQUATE

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They fall
Fall at the feminine feet
Which has more than a masculine mind
Shouting blessings
Blessings which show pain on their faces
Pain they try to mask with humour with no success
What is it about ego?
Did God create this soul
To make men feel inadequate?
Like cornered rats, they look
Sometimes with adoration
Sometimes with yearnings to have and flaunt
Sometimes wearing bold faces of hatred
Sometimes with curses upon their meagre minds
Sometimes in lust of the words pounded by her teeth and tongue
Sometimes with intents of casting a spell of chains
Chains to have this soul deranged;
Obviously a wish of revenge
For casting doubts on their competence
Maybe in their shoes, I will wish same
Because losing a mental battle to an elephant
Is prestigious than losing to a mosquito
And yes, this soul is like the noisy mosquito
Whose noise drums on all the right points
It’s a sour world to them
But a very sweet melting ice cream dipped with a little guilty bitterness
Dripping into the mouth of this soul
Why can’t I be mischievous?
Interesting how a kitchen mind trashes minds of societal gods
Let them for once in their untamed godship
Worship a goddess whose head deserves their crown
For God willed it so
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

13 thoughts on “WHEN MEN FEEL INADEQUATE

  1. I’m embarrassed. When I read this before only, the title was showing with no article. I thought it was a joke…now, I’m just confused…but this is a wonderful poem and very true.

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    1. I think I will summarize Nana Yaa’s words from Efo Kojo Mawugbe’s drama In the chest of a Woman: If there is anything men fear, it is female power in motion. I will say it is the realisation that a female is more knowledgeable and can lay their ignorance to bare anytime. :). Some men take it well, others just don’t.

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      1. Hehe. In countries where women are reduced to domestic hands, no matter the improvement, men are stunned when they meet intelligent women and most of the times, their egos are bruised.

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