Battle of the Sexes

Men think they hold the power
but we women know better.

Behind every great man
is an even better woman
who bound his shoe laces
helped him day by day
showed him where
his path should go
with a single-minded thread
and a wish he’d never be
the mother sends him on
his way.


© Daydreamertoo *All rights reserved

*One of the shortest and quickest pieces I’ve written.
I truly believe that quote: ‘The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world’

Shared withThe Sunday Whirl #80
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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

32 thoughts on “Battle of the Sexes”

  1. Oh so true Bren! And it remains true for his whole life. (I suspect, but my son is only 32 so we’ll have to wait and

  2. Hmm..mothers and their sons. How do you explain mothers in law? Some smothers never want to let go of their boys and no woman is ever good enough for them. Not an uncommon situation.

  3. O I wish it were true! It’s true enough about the mother/wife figure, but many of them also give men the power to hold the top jobs and get paid the top everything. So, is it better to know women have power or better to be equal partners in the social economy?

  4. How soon little boys forget the hug first hugs of the first women who love them…sons, and grandsons. I truly loved just holding my sons, and now my grandson while he sleeps. I think now though that more fathers are becoming more involved with the very young children – an this is a very good thing. Parents working together.

    Gentle. A nice word in deed. (Thanks for your visit) I’m not to familiar with Zelda computer games. DS is that Dragon Slayer? I am a fan of fantasy and Sci-fi. We’ll just have to see where the next list takes us…me as the writer and you wonderful faithful readers!

  5. smiles….i think in the end if we all realize there is more power when we are together we might just make it….nice on it being the mother…moms play a huge role in our lives…and dads too, when they are around…

  6. “with a single-minded thread
    and a wish he’d never be
    the mother sends him on
    his way.”

    You surprised me with this, Bren…my mind went immediately to the wife in the male /female situation…this is so much better…the mother really is the first woman to shape and affect the men.

    Great poem and quote! 🙂

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