Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Girl Power! - # 3

Do n say, say and do
Do n say, say and do
A thunderbolt of aims
Pretty me, Gorgeous you
Creation is thy name!

Power to thee, girl! you voice your pleas oh! high.
Get your wings, or get your broom, and get ready to fly

And if they ask, "where do you go", show them the way to hell
And if they insist, and hold you back, you better dance and tell

Do say, say and do,
A thunderbolt of aims..
Pretty me, Gorgeous you!
Power is thy name.

Be strong, amidst the patriarchs who think that they rule
shun the chauvinism, hold your head high, and show them they are fools

Vanishing Venus, Miserable Goddess, empathize with your pain
Stand for equality, be yourself, and start it all over again

Do say, say and do,
A thunderbolt of aims..
Pretty me, Gorgeous you!
Woman is thy name.

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Prompt: 
And now, our prompt (remember — these are optional, so if they don’t inspire you or you have an idea of your own you want to work with, go ahead!). I’m playing to my own strengths here, but I challenge you to write a sea shanty (or shantey, or chanty, or chantey — there’s a good deal of disagreement regarding the spelling!). Anyway, these are poems in the forms of songs, strongly rhymed and rhythmic, that sailors might sing while hauling on ropes and performing other sea-going labors. Probably the two most famous sea shanties are What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor? and Blow the Man Down. And what should your poem be about? Well, I suppose it could be about anything, although some nautical phrases tossed into the chorus would be good for keeping the sea in your shanty. Haul away, boys, haul away!