Ode to the asshole

We all gathered. Gathering meant an event. It meant some possible specks of different on our grey lives.

And so we gathered.

And I was summoned.

I feared they might not understand. This reason for rage, this apparent loathing for the creation and existence of another- much like me? I thought not.


This is my ode to the asshole!

The one who makes promises he cannot keep.

The one who expects to receive always and is never satisfied with what is good.

The one who already has perfect but will trade it in for used- often.

The one who almost always has allergies for the truth, faith, trust and honesty.

Whose ego is blinding and ignorant. And often unnecessary.


This is my ode to the asshole!

Who has taken and taken but is yet to pay his credit.

Who has preyed on the “sweet and innocent” for far too long.

Who has learned to speak in forms of pick-up lines and cheesy romance novels.

Who expects chocolates and roses to be the only expectation.

Who has grown to believe that “easy” is the norm and the new religion.


This is my ode to the asshole!

Who lurks behind the shadows of misplaced “daddy issues” and a never-present Mother.

Whose hands are always waiting to slither between warm thighs.

Whose belief in chastity and self preservation have been lost in the passion of a poorly punctuated r n’ b song.

Who is always ready for the laying down, the getting in and the coming but somehow unavailable for the diaper changes and utility bills.

Who will fool you too often and break your heart too soon.


This is to the asshole!






Author: Iwalewa

Well, I've always had a passion for writing. I would describe myself as a feminist, a womanist and a humanist. Poetry is something I've developed a great passion for. Apart from that, I also spend time reading...although this might make me come about sounding like an introvert, I still like to think of myself as an extrovert! I love making new friends and meeting new people. I hope this blog allows others to share and enjoy my work and hopefully share their views and opinions about various issues :)

4 thoughts on “Ode to the asshole”

  1. Haha girl you called them out! Just took their game and annihilated it! Love the take on this, lol!

    Thank you for checking my blog out, look forward to reading more from you!

    1. You know as much as I am aware that women play a part in the way they are treated by the opposite sex it still does not justify some really bad behavior. Hence, ode to the asshole! lol

      Thanks for reading 🙂 and please PLEASE PLEASE!! keep blogging!

  2. I really love this. Love the guts with which the confrontation is made. Well done. I also really like the name of your blog. Thank you for stopping by and for liking “21”. Have a beautiful day.

  3. Thank you so much for your comment 🙂 But somehow I think I need to write another ode to the women too, in fact this piece could apply to both men and women. Our misinterpretations and definitions of modernity and what it should be affect us all!

    And I’m glad you like the name of the blog, it took me a while to find something that defines where I am in my life right now 🙂

    I love your blog too! I’m planning my evening around reading some of your pieces 😉

    Keep blogging.

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