A millennial woman
Independent, confident,
the breadwinner for her home

Behind closed doors,
Cooking, cleaning,
carrying the emotional load

The power of patriarchy persists

© Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (7 August 2019)

Attempting a new form of poetry – the sevenling

Featured image by Vidal Balielo Jr. from Pexels

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  • Jennifer Mierisch
    9 August 2019 at 5:48 am

    Great poem, lots of truth in here!
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  • Margaret
    9 August 2019 at 9:41 am

    This is so true for so many women. This contrast was a great choice for this poetry form.
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  • Christine
    9 August 2019 at 10:11 am

    Really nice job with the sevenling form! You’ve got the contrasting stanzas just right. And it’s definitely a subject that most of us can relate too.

  • Obsessivemom
    9 August 2019 at 4:15 pm

    How do you manage to say so much in such few words! This is so succinctly put and so true too.
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  • Shalzmojo
    10 August 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Love how you interpreted the pic with the lines – blown away by the message there Sanch. Good going!
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  • Shweta
    15 August 2019 at 3:28 pm

    A story that’s sadly all too true. Hopefully with the #SharetheLoad campaigns and all, things will start taking a turn for the better. But patriarchy does have some deep roots, especially in our country!
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