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Ladies are suppose to dress

In flattering skirts

And non-revealing shirts.

Wear their makeup so neat,

A ring on their hand,

And heels on their feet.

To have good manners,

And to be polite,

But also to show great might.

Ladies are suppose to think before they speak;

Selecting only the best of words,

So a waste will not leak.

As should they have great wisdom,

And be caring and unique.

Beautiful as a crystal or as an exquisite antique.

Ladies deserve a gentleman,

As opposites do not attract.

One that completes her,

And takes her on the right track.

All women are suppose to be ladies;

To cherish life as they please,

But the select few is decreasing,

And the women who are ladies are soon none to be.
Seeing what women are like today, some women/girls are just outragiously the opposite of what I am trying to say in this poem. Do not get me wrong, there are still quite a few ladies in the world who are beyond the standards, broken the scale, and that is wonderful. I am not trying to give out the impression that I dislike girls/women who are the opposite, I just think it is unruly how the world has changed so much in which even 12 and 13 year olds are having sex and showing much more and saying a lot more than they should and etcetera.
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dwillsn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the poem. lol the preview picture is an interesting choice though, considering what the poem is saying :)
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Whitetiger807 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. Yes. I was like oh this is a cute picture of ladies. And not until I posted the poem did I read what the picture said, I was like oh goodness..... That is horrible...
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dwillsn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol really? i figured you had a ironic sense of humor or something XD
nah, not horrible.
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Whitetiger807 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I was surprised when I saw what it said. No, not quite. XD Okay, I am sorry that I confused you.
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dwillsn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol no problem, it happens. and i thought it was pretty funny.
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VicariouSoul Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Using demanding words like should seems to be a problem with most people here in commentaries, and since I know this too well is the reason why I don't bother using words that demand something. These things you speak of is a pipe-dream in this day and time. Anyone who thinks these things today that won't come to fruition is living in a fantasy world. We're in a time where there is no turning back now. These are the was of the old and have diminished as far I'm concerned.
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VicariouSoul Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Writer
ways* of the old I meant
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Darkwater-Lady Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Human nature has not changed over time, only our perception of it. Twenty years ago, fifty years ago - men were still cads and women still wild the world simply did not accept it and so society did its damnedest to hide these actions. I am not a "Lady" by far. I do not wear perfectly ironed and pleated skirts, I do not hold my tongue and bat my lashes and let a "Gentlemen" lead me down the right bath. I had a child at 16 years of age. I have tattoos and piercings and wear the pants. The truth though? I am a Woman, honest, strong, and independent. Today we don't need to tell our girls to be little Ladies, we need to remind them of the Women they want to become.
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bookworm082694 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Your statement opposites attract is invalid. If opposites didn't attract there would be no electricity nor would there be any water ... in fact there would be no you.(excuse my nerdiness)
The poem is written beautifully tho it does seem a bit sexiest
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Marghie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good poem. But I disagree with you.
Ladies are everywhere.
Gentlemen on the other hand...THEY are harder to come by.
Those 12/13 year old girls are having sex with SOMEONE. Y'know?

May I ask, why must a girl be a lady? What makes a girl a lady? Why is this desirable to you? When we think about these things, it becomes sort of hilarious, really. Humans are so funny.
On another note, read some history some time. Sex, drugs, etc, have been around for quite a while. Shall I refer you to the victorian period first?

I digress. I liked the flow of your poem, though somewhat slightly cliche in form. Keep up the good work.
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Apolinael Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
So...you are 14teen and telling us what women are supposed to be? :D Oh please... You have seen to much old movies and understood it all wrong.
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Authorgirl2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Writer
I know, right? I'm 13 and some girls are disgraceful.
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Authorgirl2 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Writer
I felt bad at first, when I read your reply. But I went through the rest of the comments on the poem and found that you'd done the same to many others. You can believe whatever you'd like to believe; you can act like a total bitch behind a screen and I won't try to stop you. That's your choice, and you have the right to an opinion. You could just write a comment about your dislike of the poem, but no, you choose to go the extra mile and hit up every single comment that you disagree with. And even go as far as to insult the poet herself because she thinks something different than you. Pssh, of course your opinion is the only right one! No one is allowed to think something else, that makes them wrong and stupid. I'd just like to applaud you on being the best bitch you can be. Well done.
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Auro-Cyanide Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. I would rather die than have someone tell me how I 'should' be. All this judging and hatred of other women, regardless of how they dress or act, has got to stop. It's none of anyone's business if someone chooses to wear short shorts and I'm grateful that we can live in places where we are free to choose. I'm sure 'ladies' (whatever they are) wouldn't appreciate being told to wear less, so why is the opposite okay? Why is it okay to impose your morals on someone else? This is such a dangerous line of thought and is the reason women and minorities have been mistreated for so long. Everyone needs to open their minds a little.
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Ambsi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I don't think your poem conveys the message you have in mind. While I agree that some girls these days behave rather slutty, I think they're the minority and there probably used to be these kinds of girls in the past, they're just not documented as well as the classy ladies. I also think that setting the women of the past as an example (who were more repressed in multiple ways) gives people the entirely wrong idea. It's almost like you maintain a nostalgic, romantic view of the past, like "gosh these ladies were so classy and pretty, we should be more like them", but that's quite a one-sided, ignorant view, I think. Plus it appears really sexist how you seem to say that women need men.

So I assume the message you're trying to get across is something like "some women, especially young girls should respect themselves and be a bit more classy", but that's obviously not how I interpreted this, as a reader.

One final comment: "Ladies deserve a gentleman, / As opposites do not attract." Isn't that rather contradictory? Aren't men and women opposites? What are you trying to say with "as opposites do not attract"?

I hope this criticism will be useful and good luck with your writing :)
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CherylBlanche Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I agree with what you've mentioned, and by "opposites do not attract", I believe you should refer to the term used, "gentleman" meaning they shouldn't settle for someone unbefitting of a lady.
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Kaylianaa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Welp, sorry we're not all perfect little ladies.
Sorry lesbians and bisexuals exist.
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Monecranestpourri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Erm.. You don't have to be a lesbian to be boyish... I think
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Kaylianaa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
"Ladies deserve a gentleman"

It just irked me, because the rest of the poem already made me mad.
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doodle-book Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
veeeeeeery curious comments!

Personally, I like this poem. When I want a good example of a lady, I read "Jane Eyre" and "Pride and Prejudice"; Women who carry themselves well and are thoughtful in their speech. :)
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ClockChimesThirteen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just..yes. I entered freshman year this year and..well, I'm quite disgusted. I saw a girl with a shirt with a neckline down to her mid-chest, and a skirt that left her bottom hanging out. What really sucks is that people think it's 'sexy' and that I'm 'weird' for dressing like a human being, and not being thin as a twig...:wtf:
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IHKF Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Oh my god. I love you for this. This is... so my view on things. It really is. I agree with EVERY LITTLE WORD in this poem.
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Rishnea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I do agree with the fact that young women these days devalue themselves as individuals with their behavior and conduct. I can barely walk around the local mall without seeing at least a few girls showing off their bras and breasts and even the occasional butt cheek. I really wish i was exaggerating here, but its really 'popular' for girls around here to wear their shirts completely cut down the sides exposing a lot of skin and then pair that with shorts cut to about the size of their underwear. As a woman i find it disgusting and so inappropriate.

I like that your poem comments on having wisdom, being caring and being unique. I feel that as women (or as a person in general) we need to start putting more thought into what we do with our lives. What we say, who we associate with and who we engage in relationships with. I see too many people just tumbling through life hurting themselves and then wondering why it happened
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Rishnea Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
because everyone judges everyone :) you are judging me right now. Its how society works, you dont kill people because the rest of the group will judge you. and probably kill you back

Those young women are setting themselves up to be valued and judged on their bodies alone, and unfortunately the media supports this notion :(
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Rishnea Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
You do see that you have been doing massive about of judging off little to no information in this entire comment thread, right? You are very confusing. Apparently unless someones personal opinion is right in line with yours its totally cool to attack and insult them

/shrug

have fun with that
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Maisami-chan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't mean to totally butt in here, but the amazing writer who wrote this is a VERY good and personal friend of mine and it hurts me immensely to see her work be shot down like this. and i know all of your comments were posted awhile ago, but i feel like i need to say something- i don't plan to respond after this.

EVERYONE is entitled to their opinion... no matter WHAT it may be. and i think it's EXTREMELY rude for you to reply on every comment you disagree with and tell them that in your 'opinion' theirs is wrong. some people have stronger or lesser views on sexuality, modesty, and racism. its something you need to learn to accept- we are NEVER all going to agree with one another. so please stop preaching to people about how their own choices and opinions are 'wrong' and 'disgraceful' its sick and immature. and calling people 'pathetic' and 'judgmental' is extremely hypocritical of you. i noticed you commented above saying "You're 13 and think its okay to judge others on their actions? Those "girls" actions aren't disgraceful, yours are." are you telling me that what your saying there ISNT judging? you don't know that girl, you don't know her values and aspirations- how can you say her actions are disgraceful?
and yes, i AM 14 years old, does that make me any less of a judge of character than you? i have the right to my opinion and my choices. everyone does, no matter WHAT their age.

so please, just because someone chooses to express their opinion on THEIR account, don't feel the need to bitch them out because you don't agree.
because honestly, no one gives a fuck.
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Sogri Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I totally agree, and couldn't say it better myself.
:)
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filmfinatic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I think what this poem is trying to state is that women should be modest in dress and speech. I don't see where it's saying that women should go back to being locked up housewives who can't express themselves in any shape or form. It's merely setting a standard for women, something that we should strive for. Granted, nobody can or ever will be perfect, but we can and should present ourselves as decent and respectable.
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ShiiNoChi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
So you’d be okay with a teenager dressing like she’s going to work at the ‘Red Light District’? Because you know, it’s just clothes. You wouldn’t judge someone who dressed like a slob to a job interview? Or wore a bikini to school? Because it’s just clothes.
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ulyferal Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What you're looking for is just plain good manners and decorum...which is lacking in both females and males nowadays. Women can be upbeat and not require a male to complete them as in the past but being crass and ill mannered is definitely not the way to go and sometimes I find myself doing that bad girl thing and can only blame my time in the service which required me to be one of the boys or be ignored to my detriment. But that was long ago and my only excuse now is just plain laziness.
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OverLapingLeafs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Women are not precious, feminine dolls that are only there to be eye-candy and 'serve' their supposedly 'gentlemanly' men.

A non-feminine, outspoken and brave woman is not any less of a woman. We do not live in the 1900's where women were oppressed to the point where they were essentially slaves to the concept of what a woman was 'supposed' to be; a daft concept created by little boys who think that men are a 'better' or more 'superior' sex.

There is no definition of what a woman 'should' be; women come in all shapes and sizes, personalities and interests.. saying that a woman is 'unwomanly' for being a certain way just shows what a sexist twat you are. Get your head out of your ass and stop living in the past. The fact that another woman would actually speak of her fellow women in such a way makes me wonder just how badly you were brainwashed by men as a child.
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TheNinjaInYourCloset Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I do like the part about dressing modestly and that is what I do. But I wouldn't call myself a very refined person when it comes to perfect manners and I don't behave very feminine. I work outside in the heat, cold, rain, snow, and dust. I hunch down over my plate and eat as fast as I can so that I can get done quickly and start working again. But I do like this poem. Good job.
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rufious Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I find this piece of poetry particularly chilling and disturbing. So according to you all women should be perfect ladies, well-dressed, soft-spoken, polite and perfect?
Well let me tell you something. Everyone is different and nobody is perfect. And we have every right to be different and imperfect. It's what makes us human. Men and women. SOme women are ladies and it is their perfect right. Some women are kind, nurturing mothers and that is their perfect right. Some women are practical, blunt-spoken workers and it is their perfect right as well. SOme women are hard-kicking, tomboyish fighters. And that is their perfect right as well.

Who are you to say that we all should conform to only one facet of what a woman can be. Men have the right to be what they want, why shouldn't we? Why should we be forced into an ideal that only suits a number of us while we can be much more productive if we try to attain another ideal that suits us much better. You don't force a dog to be a cat just because they have the same coat. So why would you force a fighter, willing to protect others with her life, to be a lady, doing conversation at a party, just because she is female?
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Whitetiger807 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I agree with what you are saying. Absolutely. My point for this piece was just focused on how the generation has changed. I meant no harm or feminism. Accourding to me, everbody should be who they want to be, but they should respect themselves. I just watched a lot of old movies and thought this up, I am only fourteen, but I respect everyones views and comments even though some are basically saying I am an idiot. But you are correct, no body is perfect, and we do have every right to be ourselves. I have no room to judge any woman, because everyone is their own person.
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Lady-Zana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I understand what you're getting at, but the way you wrote this poem does not convey that at all. With lines like "all women should be ladies" and "women should wear heels, make up, and be married", it just sounds incredibly sexist.

Also, you're too young to be complaining about "kids these days".
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WrenWind Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I disagree. Women are not "supposed" to be anything. And most "gentlemen", as you call them, were scoundrels who ran around sleeping with whomever they pleased and doing whatever suited them. The kind of "ladies" that you speak of were basically forced to abandon whatever hopes and dreams they might have had, put up with whatever their husband wanted to do to/"for" them, and become baby factories. Furthermore, do you really think it wise to say women today should be more like those who were forced to be seen and not heard?

As for younger kids having sex, kids have been having sex and experimenting at young ages since the dawn of time. The only difference is that they are now owning up to it and broadcasting it across the Internet. Is it right in my opinion? No. Does it mean society should flash back to the fifties where women had no rights whatsoever? Absolutely not. And honestly, do you think it's just the girls? What about the boys and young men who walk around treating everyone like trash with their pants hanging around their knees? On average, boys start experimenting sexually before girls--so why do you target girls about these issues?

I was truly hoping that this poem was written sarcastically and it was not. I confess myself disappointed.

Was my response "ladylike" enough for you?!
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Monecranestpourri Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
That's because "people" try to sexualise their children at a very young age.
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WrenWind Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it is. It isn't right, but it's done equally to both genders. I was just trying to point out that this poem unfairly puts the blame on women and girls. I think society as a whole needs to crack down on that more.
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Monecranestpourri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
:'( That's sad
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Whitetiger807 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was not trying to put the blame on anybody, I was just trying to state the fact that this generation has changed, people are going around showing everything in public now a days and its horrible. I mean no offense to anybody, I just do not know a lot about how guys have changed so I did not add that just in case so I did not misinterpret it.
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Monecranestpourri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, guys needs to be complete douchebags to look cool apparently...
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've noticed the decline too and I liked it more when we women acted more proper and were examples of how a Lady should be.
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