Once Upon a Time….



Me, primeval, evil me,

I tossed my veils,

Upon the sea,

Cast them aside,

Have I, I cried,

The problem is this,

No longer can I hide,

I lost them,

Can’t you see,

So I could find,

Myself in me,

And maybe you,

Could find me too,

Find in me,

What you can’t see,

A person beyond,

My gender,

Gender is only a thing,

We are all of one kind,


**** I wrote this poem a some time ago when I lived in Saudi Arabia near the Persian Gulf.  Woman are viewed differently, to say the least, for there are many long held cultural viewpoints within  Saudi Arabia as a culture, as there are as many viewpoints within all other culturally bound countries, and that includes America.


6 thoughts on “Primeval Me!

  1. frenchc1955 says:

    Your poem is an excellent reflection of and commentary on the situation of women in Saudi Arabia.


  2. Fatma Amin says:

    Wonderful post Karen . I enjoyed the vibes while reading it . I lov’d the way u expressed it with transparency & lucidness. Great thoughts !


    1. Fatma, Thank you so much for liking my poetry. I too, especially like this one that you mentioned, Primeval Me! K. D. Dowdall

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sanja says:

    I really liked your poem! I find it by researching my photos 🙂 I am a girl from the photo 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sanja, I am so happy that you like my poem. I wrote it to express how so many women are not seen for who they are, not valued as they should be.


    2. Sanja, should I take you literally? Are you the girl in the photo or do you just feel that way? Karen 🙂


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