Hysterical Women Running Amok


NOTE about “ROLLIE” trilogy: It will be completed tomorrow. Couldn’t resist this prompt.

Hysterical Women Running Amok

Hysteria was once thought
uniquely confined
to the female side
of all mankind

Said to be caused
by a “wandering uterus”
That’s why TPs think
our birth control’s ludicrous

© 2014 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Image: Free license, free use via FunnyPictureFunnyPhoto.com

This was for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, courtesy of Isadora. She sent us to the Random Fact Generator, where the perfect prompt was given to me (I confess) on my third click… “TPs” are, of course, Tea Partiers!

I researched “amok” vs. “amuck,” (my original choice) and found that, in modern parlance, “amok” wins. Harrrumph. Peace, Amy

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29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susie Clevenger (@wingsobutterfly)
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 15:08:55

    Love it!!

    Reply

  2. brian miller
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 15:11:00

    any time i find a wandering uterus i try to help it find its way home…
    smiles…
    ah what would we do without the Tea Party protecting us?

    Reply

  3. coalblack
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 16:07:26

    Does a uterus wander with a little bandana tied up on the end of a stick? Does it ride the lonesome rails? Sometimes I think it’s uter-us vs. uter-them! *groan*

    Reply

  4. lolamouse
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 20:04:00

    Sometimes I wish my uterus would wander away from me! Your poem is a timely comment on the encroaching theocracy of the US!

    Reply

  5. kaykuala h
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 22:07:39

    Wandering uterus is a woman’s privilege. It makes life more eventful and interesting! Guard it lest men might like to take it away! Nicely done Amelita!

    Hank

    Reply

  6. Hannah Gosselin
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 22:12:21

    Perfect image for this, Amy! :)

    Reply

  7. Polly
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 23:31:16

    Just…brilliant!

    Reply

  8. grapeling
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 01:59:22

    hey Amy – glad to see you writing ~

    Reply

  9. Roger Green
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 04:07:46

    uterus and ludicrous – love it! Must say, never aw amuck before, whereas the work Amok is tied to some Star Trek episode from the 1960s. Good stuff.

    Reply

  10. Sabra Bowers
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 06:56:04

    Clever post. :) Love your first verse, in particular.

    Reply

  11. magalyguerrero
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 07:21:22

    If Freud was to come back as a zombie, he would probably join the TP.

    Hm, someone should write a “wandering uterus” story…

    Brilliant response to the prompt!

    Reply

  12. Susan
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 10:29:43

    Funny! Sad.

    Reply

  13. Kim
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 11:52:20

    Indeed. We must balance our concerted fight for women’s rights we heartfelt laughter and joy. You help with this! :-)

    Reply

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  15. Isadora Gruye
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 21:15:45

    You go grrl…Amy this piece is rich with your trade mark cleverness. I especially liked the phrasing “the female side of all mankind”…you go irony so well! Thanks as always for posting to the out of standard and viva la

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  16. Jim
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 00:13:19

    :) Hi Amy ~~ Glad a four letter work got you going here. I am glad I’m not a TPer because I wouldn’t fit the mold you made for them. Also (don’t get angry) I think the TPs themselves are running ‘amok’.
    ..

    Reply

  17. Jim
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 00:14:15

    A good link for me.
    ..

    Reply

  18. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 01:03:36

    You tell ‘em, Amy.
    Hormones have always run amok in English English! I never saw amuck before.

    Reply

  19. Belinda Broughton
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 06:00:51

    hysterically laughing. that would make it laughter from the womb.
    good writing

    Reply

  20. Kerry O'Connor
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 15:36:09

    Goodness! Now where has my uterus wandered off to THIS time!

    Reply

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    Jul 10, 2014 @ 16:35:41

    I learned recently about hysteria and it’s sad how people still think they know better than women about their own reproductive rights.

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