When can cookies be a bone of contention?
The peculiar answer, At the Democratic convention...
I respect my friend's opinions even if we don't agree
We all want what is best for this our Land of the Free
I'd like to think we'd all agree
With some solidarity
Yet that's not realistic in the realm of great diversity
In days of yore, the civil war
And friends killed friends on the battle field
For opposing philosophy .
A little humor in the mix will often change a frown
As a"A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down "
An addendum to "Trumped " is on the agenda
As the subject of "Cookies" became the offender
I wasn't familiar with Hillary's quote
But got into trouble when I mentioned her vote
I have no obligation to try 'n defend her
At the time it's apparent she offended her gender
The remarks about the cookies intrigued me so much
I found it on #YouTube , a video and such
She said it in anger, I thought you should know
When publicly ambushed by a newscast show
It really was sarcastic and defending of her sex
How that was misinterpreted I'm really quite perplexed
As women , we're expected to behave a certain way
When we don't we're labeled as an "Outcast "in a way
When Brown accused Bill Clinton of abusing his Guvna's role
And aiding his wife's practice as a lawyer in control
of her own success,
She fired back at meddling Governor Brown
With a long established gender norm
To try to shoot him down
'Twas a statement of frustration in the midst of media hype
She fired back a negative in the form of stereotype
The sentence she fired back with brought Traditionalists to their knees
"I s'pose I could've stayed home, baked cookies, and had teas!"
She wasn't knocking women, or their role in their own houses
She was knocking Patriarchal views of women by their spouses
It must be very difficult when you're in the public eye
To defend your randy husband, whether it be truth or lie
Bill's sleazy fling with Monica was certainly a scandal
If that were my husband, t'would be more than I could handle
The fissures of inequality run deep
Where media and the press do speak
When OJ Simpson's trial was fought
Marsha Clark received more than she ought
From the likes of Mr. Ito , Judge
Who abused his power and wouldn't budge
From public bullying in court
I draw this comparison, as food for thought
He mocked her for her family needs
And taunted her midst her divorce
He exposed her Mother role and pleads
to let the trial run normal course
with hours that compliment her life
As Lawyer, Mother, and now ex- wife
And yet he ridiculed her sex
And said her life was too complex
I ask you ," Would that happen if
Marsha had been Ben or Cliff"?
I conclude this rendition with a disclaimer
I guess who I'd vote for, is quite a " No brainier"
But given the facts it might shine some light
On the shadows of why it's important to fight
For our rights as a WOMAN, PROFESSIONAL and MOTHER
Without our role being labeled as "Other"
I defend my right to Freedom of speech
And without further words I will hope to reach
A number of you who had doubts about Cookies
I have to admit I'm a bit of a Rookie
where politics goes, just ideas in my head...
And if you object
I'll plead the "Fifth " instead ;)
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