to the point! yeah! i always thought it was strange that women took men's names when they married. if you think about it, you can only really trace a child from the mother, right? so why don't men take women's names when they marry? makes sense to me! this is great!
after reading the first lines I wasn't so convinced by this poem. pretty simple, nothing poetic, just a statement. but you did it with the ending. the last two lines "And I'm not naked I don't need to wear your name" are the one which make the poem. they're great. that's the slap in the face the poem needed.
I hate it when men think that just because we are women we 'need' a guy. We 'need' them to be a woman. Ugh! This was a very strong write. It had power to it. As if saying, screw you, I'm a Woman. Great job. -blt
My response to this piece was short and wordless but extremely significant, so I am breaking with my usual abhorrence of such practices and filling this with extra words so that it's long enough to post. My response was as follows:
short and simple. had i not read your description i would have thought you were talking about the lables people put on each other. but i dont alway read between the lines very well either. this is good.