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Playing Virgin
by: Arthur Zulu


Yesterday:
I visited a maternity ward
to rejoice with a mother over her new child.
I went to an abortion center
to see a girl who aborted a baby.
I made my way to a war zone
to commiserate with a raped woman.

Today:
I meet the mother in the market
and she says she is a vestal virgin.
I see the abortionist in a school play ground
and she vows she is Diana.
I meet the raped woman by a riverside
and she swears she is Lucretia.

Now:
I go to the woods and strike a meditative pose.
I am not thinking of Nirvanas
neither am I dreaming of Abraham’s bosom.
But of the affairs of yesterday.
I keep asking myself:
“Why are all the women playing virgin?”

(EXCERPTED FROM "BEAUTIFUL," A POETRY COLLECTION BY ARTHUR ZULU, TO BE PUBLISHED SOON. IF YOU ENJOYED READING THE POEM AND WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION TOWARD ITS PUBLICATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE AUTHOR.)

ARTHUR ZULU is an editor, book reviewer, playwright, and published author. He also writes short stories, scripts, essays, and poems, and ghost writes for others. For his works, professional services, and FREE helps for writers, goto: http://controversialwriter.tripod.com mailto: controversialwriter@yahoo.com Web search: Arthur Zulu


About the Author

ARTHUR ZULU is an editor, book reviewer, playwright, and published author. He also writes short stories, scripts, essays, and poems, and ghost writes for others.