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Two X Chromosomes

For All The Women!

By Paul StewartPublished 5 days ago Updated 5 days ago 1 min read

Two x chromosomes to her name, seen so much pain

So much oppression and injustice, driving her insane

She stood up to men

They counted to ten

Then imprisoned her and told her to stay in her lane


Thanks for reading. Inspired by International Women's Day. I know I am late because I was sorting out my 100th piece, but here is a limerick dedicated to women. The ceiling smashers, the defiant, strong, confident women who persevered in the past and those who still do.

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Paul Stewart

I'm Paul, a poet, and writer from Glasgow. After 12 years of writing solely for others, it's time to start writing for myself.

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  • Heather Hubler5 days ago

    Yes, yes, yes to that dedication! Thank you for sharing this amazing piece and for recognizing and appreciating the difficult journey and the amazing triumphs of women, past, present, future. Loved it!!

  • Quincy.v5 days ago

    Your limerick is a powerful tribute to women and their ongoing struggle for equality.👌👌🧡💝

  • Cathy holmes5 days ago

    Fabulous. Thank you

  • Babs Iverson5 days ago

    Well done!!!

  • Nice one, Paul. Lowkey, after the last line I was wondering if You were going to have a research article about a woman or group of women that were arrested protesting for women's rights. I think that would be a nice little cherry on top of this delicious limerick.

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