In some places men can marry four wives
And keep a few more, on the side
I was thinking to myself
Why not give women the same right?
After all, times have really changed
Women are educated and breadwinners
One wife and four husbands can be as viable economically as
One husband and four wives
Why this change you may ask?
I say, why not?
What’s the difference between us
What makes one condition possible
And the other not?
We are living in modern times!
Now, to tell you the truth
I’m just making a point
I think one husband is more than enough
Find a good one and you’re set for life
No need to keep looking around
And while I’m at it I want to mention that
I think that men should now cover their hair
Now-a-days men’s hair can be so stylish
With new fashionable cuts, colour and highlights
I think it’s time for men to cover their hair
To keep women’s eyes off of them
And what’s all these tight pants
And shirts they wear
Where is the modesty, I dare say
Flowing clothes are much better
Otherwise a coat they should wear
Now, all of this is only in good fun
But really what makes men different from us
Why the double standard, different rules
I don’t get it, l’m confused
Modern times need modern rules
It’s the twenty first century
We need to ask men to cover their hair
Or let women uncover them!
The pizza dough instruction said
Cook at 450 degrees
I suggested 425!
Albert asked why?
Why do you question 450?
Don’t you think they gave this some thought?
Don’t you think they know what
They are talking about?
Yes, but I think 425 will do the job!
Why? How does this make sense?
Why should I make sense, said I!
There are lots of things that don’t make sense
Why should this one?
It doesn’t make sense when close friends
Move far away
It doesn’t make sense that some people
Throw away food while others starve!
It doesn’t make sense that we try to
Solve our problems with war!
That we create safety by having more guns!
It doesn’t make sense that girls are not treated right
They can’t get the education they want
They are sold and bought!
I know this is heavy stuff
But these things don’t make sense either
Why should I?
She was silenced …
Or was she?
Her words will enchant us for years to come
How can one silence a trumpet blast?
How can one hide the sun?
She had to wear a veil and speak from behind a curtain
But even though her physical beauty was lost to others
Her inner beauty was evident in her precious, gem-like words
She could not travel alone
But travel she did
Far and wide
How can a tornado be bottled?
How can a raging river be stopped?
She had no say in who she would marry
But she did not stay in the confines of the home
With the one she did not choose or love
She was not supposed to lead
A woman’s place was at home, not in mosks and schools
But she broke those rules too
Thousands of men and women were devoted to her and
Hung on her every word
Her courage and strength and her fearless temperament
Were her shield
Her conviction, her guide
At a time when women
Were not supposed to be seen or heard
In a culture that did not value women
She broke the mould and cried out!
Her gifts were other-worldy
Her dreams, her guide
Her heart was set on freeing women from bondage
Her inspiration, the Word of God!
Don’t, can’t and it has not been done
Had no effect on this spiritual giant of our time!