Genre Women, Part I

on October 13, 2014 in Misc

Here is my humble Ode to Genre Women. I’ve only addressed a few today but I might finish this in another posting.


A woman in sci-fi is not very meek,

She’s high-tech and crafty, a cool-headed geek.

Whether princess or pilot, she outwits pursuers,

Alters dystopia, and takes down bad rulers.


A fantasy woman has thunderous thighs,

Long flowing hair, big breasts, and fierce eyes.

She wields a long sword, a spear or a saber,

And the fate of the world depends on her labor.


Unless she’s a fairy, a witch, maid or queen,

In which case she’s smaller and softer and lean.

Her weapons are subtle with some kind of magic;

Her motive is love, her history quite tragic.

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In mysteries the women are victims or cops,

And sometimes a killer with poisonous chops.

She can be an old lady who solves bloody crimes,

Or a toughened detective who shoots multiple times.

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In noir all the ladies are dangerous dames;

They smolder with sex and want to play games.

They’ve all got a past and can watch a man die,

But have a soft spot for a hard private eye.


That’s it for now, and I hope you enjoyed these rotten rhymes. Got more any more genre lady rhymes in mind?

Have a great week.

10 Responses to “Genre Women, Part I”

  1. No rhymes – the rhyme I did at Pat’s site today is all I got – but I’d like to request a rhyme for Seven of Nine and Kate Beckinsale’s Selena.

  2. Helena says:

    Alex – I’ll do my best. I’m not surprised you asked for Kate.

  3. Loved this! Very clever :)

  4. Helena says:

    Carol – Thanks, my dear.

  5. I think you should include Claire from OUtlander. If you haven’t watched OUtlander, you should, because it’s excellent and the heroine is so different from what I’m used to watching.

  6. Helena says:

    Michael – A friend of mine loves that show and gets STARZ, so I really should get together with her to see it. An original heroine would be a treat.

  7. ann says:

    Helena, I love, love, love your poetry. I was grinning the whole time. We should definitely watch Outlander… perhaps this weekend.

  8. Helena says:

    Annie – It’ll be so much fun to watch it with you!

  9. This is fantastic, Helena — nicely done! Looking forward to your next installment…

  10. Helena says:

    Milo – Thanks! I might do genre men next time, and make it more complete.