More than Equal

I was recently honoured to be featured on Sammi Cox’s Whispers and Echoes, an online journal of short writing where Sammi invites bloggers to submit Flash fiction and poems. It is just one of Sammi’s various offerings and the more you look the more you will be delighted by her work. Please do follow the links below and explore the world of Sammi Cox, and those that she features. You are bound to find something you love.

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I’d like to take a moment of your time if I may

to tell of the stupidity of man

For those who would demand that equal rules apply

you’re welcome to add wo when you can

It seems to me I’m stupid and I really should take care

for political correctness should enthuse

but to me a man’s a man and a woman surely can

do anything and anyone she choose

I’ve long espoused the thought that a woman really ought

be in charge of everything that is in sight

It seems to me it could, and if left to me it would

be enshrined in law and be a natural right

The world will surely wake and each of us partake

in a life that has equality at heart

and those bastions of hate that simply can’t relate

should be burned and then extinguished with a fart

You may think this extreme but modern life is mean

and the haves have had it much too much I think

It’s time equality reached down to you and me

It’s time the have nots saved us from the brink!

Peter Matthews, a country boy at heart, lives with his wife and British Shorthair cat in the suburbs of Nottingham, England.  His greatest achievement is that he has aged fairly gracefully but has avoided growing up.  Peter has written poetry from the age of sixteen and blogs regularly at

45 thoughts on “More than Equal

  1. Oh, I love your poem, Peter. And I thank you for your support of the ladies.

    I sometimes wonder why so many seem to have it in for women because lately, the trend is moving that way.

    Leave our toilets alone!

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  2. Oh! What a wonderful poem, Poet-Peter! And I’m so glad you and your poem were featured so more people could read it!
    Like SweetSue said….I thank you for your support of the ladies!
    But there are some superb men in our world…you, kind sir, are one of them!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂


  3. The thing I live most about men and women is that we so desperately need each other. It just doesn’t work unless both exist. Maybe a deeper understanding of that from both sides will push it toward “equality” (whatever that means 😂)

    Great poem!

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