Monday, May 21, 2012

The Female of the Species

    She who faces Death by torture for each life beneath her breast
    May not deal in doubt or pity—must not swerve for fact or jest.
    These be purely male diversions—not in these her honour dwells—
    She the Other Law we live by, is that Law and nothing else.

My wife just wrote a very direct response to the Black Panthers.

Fair warning: more than half of us are armed.

Kipling could have had her directly in mind to the entirety of this poem.


  1. The only difference between the old Panthers and today's is HAIR--from big naturals to shaved heads!

    1. I might add social media organization to that list.