Crumbling Structures

Enclosed within the crinoline

A history of stiffness

The two toned color palette

Making up the public’s litmus

 

An acidic strife for freedom

According to so many

Better to stay alkaline

And live a life aplenty

 

A life of cooking, sewing, cleaning

Made complete with rearing

Nevermind the mind inside

The beatings they were fearing

 

Stiffened skirts and morals

The tautest upper lips

Shame a common weapon

With which all seemed well equipped

 

The wanton search for passion

At the cost of their good standing

While weakness and submission

Were the status quo’s demanding

 

And still today the litmus stands

Though nowadays seems subtle

Once stiffened tongues now bravely loose

Resound in their rebuttal

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