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Whose Bridge? – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #17

Good Friday evening, my peeps. I was going to write this one yesterday but the house bidness just took up all my brain cells and left me empty. Good news though. House is sold, an offer has been made on another. Not a done deal, of course. Do vendors ever accept an offer as is? Of course, until that part is settled, I probably won’t get a good night’s sleep. I’ll live. Then party when it is done!

As this is International Woman’s Day, my story took a totally different direction than I had originally planned!

Thank you, Crispina, for creating this challenge that pushes me to use different genres. Much obliged to ya! Was gonna put an answering picture, but chose a video instead.

Care to join? It’s fun and the rules are quite loose. Think sleepover party and the parents are out for dinner. Click on the link above. You’ll see what I mean πŸ˜‰ K. ‘Nuff jibber-jabber, on with it already. Feel free to sing along…

Whose Bridge?

That bridge is not for you to cross.

You don’t own me

It’s a man’s world, face it. You don’t fit.

Don’t tell me what to do

You should be more ladylike, less outspoken

And don’t tell me what to say

Why do you want to go out and do that?

Please, when I go out with you

Just, please, don’t embarrass me

Don’t put me on display

You know what? Maybe this won’t work

You don’t own me

I’m all for women’s lib but you’re pushing it

Don’t try to change me in any way

You’ll have to tone it down if you want to stay

Don’t tie me down ’cause I’d never stay

(Word count 115)

97 thoughts on “Whose Bridge? – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #17

  1. Brilliantly written, love the video , love the song such great lyrics for those times and bang on topic.
    Love the news that the house is sold and I hope you have good news on your purchase very soon! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  2. Dear Dale,

    I loved Leslie Gore and that song was the pinnacle of boldness. Love this take on the song, the day and womanhood. Happy International Woman’s Day to you, my inspirational friend.

    Shalom and hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      So glad you enjoyed my take. It is such a song! Happy International Woman’s Day to you my wonderful friend!

      Shalom and Lotsa love,



  3. OOOOhhhhh! One of my favoritests songs!
    AND this was lovely song-a-mingling. How fun, and I like the idea of a party!
    Sorry for yelling. Sometimes one must.
    Because. Well. Just.
    Party soon, deal?

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    • Yeah!! It’s such a good one with a powerful message. Did ya sing along?
      Just curious if you realised it was the lyrics to the song on the right before seeing the video?
      Yell away.
      Party soon for shizzle.

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  4. Q,

    Helen Reddy ain’t got nothing on you, that’s what I’m saying!

    You’ve built a ‘bridge’ with melody, might and a little bit of meow. On that last count, a lioness . . not a domesticated kitty. Not by any stretch of the imagination. You’ve got the roar down pat.

    I’ve noticed a pattern when it comes to challenges- be they in words or steps. You kick it into another gear. πŸ™‚

    Powerful fiiiaaahhh!!!


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    • Thank you Ms Poetess! I tried to show it as the two talking/singing at the same time.
      And thanks. It’s nerve wracking and exciting at the same time.

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  5. Q,

    No hyperbolic kudos here . .Helen Reddy ain’t got nothing on you lady! You possess the purr AND the roar. And this one is a bridge to the other side, from the way things used to be to the way things are. Strong woman goodness.

    I love how you always rise up to the challenge. Either in words, or in steps. You have another gear, girl. I mean . . woman. πŸ™‚




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