I speak of Julia the Peculiar

whose female subjects could not

have been unrulier.

Their grievances and demands

were more than met

with macho men under permanent threat.


The tables were turned on the male elite

who were under the thumb

and under Julia if the fancy took her

but commonly spat upon,

jeered at in the street.


Parlament was held uner party whip

with chains to restrain the joes and janes

who pretended to her throne as a goal,

and all was well in the fields and towns

as long as the men knew their place.


Punishments were most severe

for those whose attire imitated the ladies

deemed subversive and unsuitably queer.


So in the time of Julia the Peculiar

when the tables were turned

many books and bras were burned,

no more were women regarded as slaves.


But Julia's reign was sadly short lived,

rejected by most as a suicide mission.

She passed away in a nursing home

and the rest we'll agree is false history.




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Sun 18th Aug 2019 11:46

Hi Jason: worry not, it's not surprising you're confused, as Julia is an iconic figure coming from nowhere really and a work of pure imagination. My weird humour put her in a home where perhaps the whole thing was concocted. Who knows? I'm only the vessel for ideas!

Thanks for the like David.


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Jason Bayliss

Sat 17th Aug 2019 13:21

Loved this Ray, but you'll have to forgive me it's been a really long week and I'm exhausted, I can't for the life of me think who Julia is. Sorry, perhaps it's just my tired aching brain. Great poem.

J. x

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Fri 16th Aug 2019 22:16

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