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SNAKE

For Real Poetic's One Year Anniversary Challenge!

By Amanda StarksPublished 9 days ago 1 min read
SNAKE
Photo by Maria Lupan on Unsplash

A snake you say I am -

Not a woman or an innocent lamb,

Neither a citizen or a thinking being -

Ignorant to my well-being.

Very often I ponder:

Eve's role that was squandered -

Righteous morality told through the first sin,

Sex that is sold as lesser than other kin.

Arbitrary beliefs held by men

Regurgitated time and again -

Yielding their lies only when the fangs descend.

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AUTHOR'S NOTE:

Feminism.

Yep that's the note. xD

If you haven't yet, go check out Real Poetic's challenge and give her a hearty congrats on her year-long running prompt series! ( And subscribe to her page, cause her poetry is awesome!! )

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Amanda Starks

Lover of the dark, fantastical, and heart-wrenching. Fantasy writer, poet, and hopefully soon-to-be novelist who wants to create safe spaces to talk about mental health. Subscribe to my free newsletter at www.amandastarks.com for updates!

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Comments (3)

  • Belle7 days ago

    Beautifully written, Amanda! A great tribute to feminism... particularly with the mention of Eve! I've always hated how her actions were twisted as a justification to hate/distrust women... Also! The touch on the additional biblical imagery with the fangs/serpent. Immaculate! [1/5]

  • Zivah Avraham9 days ago

    Definitely feminism! Those fangs are still necessary…

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