Poem: Etherees – ” Diamonds, Suits, and Equality.” 



I could keep on telling you of all the —

Possibilities, endless in row, 

Diamonds glittering, light within, 

Such falseness in clarity, 

Like you, extensively cheap —

You don’t comprehend, 

Lies kill love and —


Thrive; I 




Your lies, 

You’re glass with, 

Fractured cracks split, 

In all directions, 

Blaming me because you’re, 

A lost boy never grown up, 

Buying your way with jewels and, 

Expensive booze on your breath; putrid, 

The smell, of vanity, and self-deceit.


Broken old man, in business suit glaring, 

Imagining you’ve an empire but you’ve,

Only got a shilling and its, 

Currency long past, not used, 

So pay for your glitter, 

Die for Diamond rings, 

You’ve only things, 

And no ounce,





Down on, 


From you high horse, 

Fall on marble, crack, 

You’re a paragon, 

Sayings of virtue spent, 

Lying with each word on your tongue, 

Never saying what you mean and —

Not receiving your just dessert, 

Razing a woman below your boot,

It’s not Madmen; she cares not for jewels.


Rather, she wishes you’d respect her more, 

Pay her equal for the same type of job, 

Not peer down on her to use her, 

Not think she is stupid with —

Her four-year-degree not —

Good enough for you, 

She isn’t going, 

To be stuck, 





Don’t phase, 

Her more than, 

A moment’s past–

She sells them all back, 

Letting you see she’ll toss, 

Your silly rock she’ll not be —

That girl; she fought for her place and, 

The dealings were rough; no respect for —

Her a diamond unformed a jewel still scorned.


In modern world she’s disgusted with the —

Throw-back to Don Drapper; but even he told, 

His teen daughter “You’re beautiful –

The rest is up to you; TV —

Showing reality and, 

The issue at hand, 

Equality means, 

Woman, Man,  



©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved

10 thoughts on “Poem: Etherees – ” Diamonds, Suits, and Equality.” ”

  1. Often I think it’s ironic (to say the least) that it requires feminism to campaign for equality. Chauvinism might still be useful if it would do the same.

    We should all be able to look through the facets of the diamonds of opportunity–and see each other. Otherwise, real carats don’t mean so much.

    Great global work and wisdom, Mandi!

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    1. Thank you Christopher. I’ve been watching Madmen, and somethings I see, I can’t believe men acted that way in life and in the work place ( even though it’s just a show). But then in real life,it floors me when I read about or experience the same thing. Some men are well advanced in this area such as yourself, but some are truly not.

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  2. Thank you, sincerely, for considering me advanced. I’d like to think that everyone respecting everyone, as an approach (heaven knows, we might encounter those who cannot be respected), would be the norm. In all genders.

    Your verse comes through, then, as an urgent call!

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      1. There are properly less upfront problems now. But the underhanded ways are alive and well. Mostly in the form of offering benefits and using the use against you because the job needs you. Or the pay. Or the opportunity to train for the necessary skills.

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