Saturday, April 02, 2005

Virtue & Strength

(Distance & Bravado)
April 2, 2005

It is not fit
that a man should bare all,
broken and powerless,
in the presence of a woman.

And so he hides his need
behind facades of confidence;
there is no finer strength to be found
in a man made husband
than self-sufficiency and command;
all the while demanding his price
through force of will;
false confidence.


Neither is it proper
that a woman should remit
anger and indignation
to a man.

And so she hides her ire
behind a seeming servile
there is no finer virtue to be found
in a woman made wife
than meekness and resignation;
all the while exacting her wage
through quiet brooding;
distant silence.


Seek not virtue in this woman;
she seeks not strength in any man.


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George MacDonald

"Home is ever so far away in the palm of your hand, and how to get there it is of no use to tell you. But you will get there; you must get there; you have to get there. Everybody who is not at home, has to go home."

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