Am I Who I Am?

Am I the woman who hears no devil? Or the woman who hears the devil and then shuts ears? Am I the woman who sees no evil? Or the woman who sees the evil and closes eyes to it? Am I the woman who speaks no vile? Or the woman who keeps the vile bottled…

In A World Of Beauty

I am flawed like the moon Beauty marred by ugly spots I Plunge into never ending gloom Scared of the sprouting dots It’s a life of a hag in a world of beauty… I am a woman of youth and grace Trapped in a worldly maze of hurtful jibes Running from the world hiding my…

Woman Of My Dreams

I fight for myself and fight for others in need. I hold my ground when you are shaking the earth under me. My thoughts are my own and I speak what I think. I know what I deserve and won’t settle for less. I am the woman of my dreams.

The Woman Who Bleeds

For days every month I bleed For years and decades I bleed For the love of life I bleed For the duty of wife I bleed For my future heir I bleed For being a mother I bleed I turn a giver of life when I bleed But why am I dirty when I bleed?

I Am THAT Woman

Blown by the wind, flown by the waves I am the woman who listens to your raves Pushed by the passer, groped by the teaser I am the woman who lives as the pleaser Accused by the words, bruised by the swords I am the woman who kneels before the lords Used by the man,…

Valor Of The Weak

There is welly in stifling and vigor in restraining Yet there is strength in crying… There is pain in bruising and sting in burning Yet there is relief in enduring… There is pride in scars and honor in fighting Yet there is valor in walking away… There is strength in crying, enduring and walking away…

The Pink Question

Dear diary, It is the 8th day of March, the third month of 2019. It could be like any other day but it is not, something is special. I came across 26 odd posts about how the society is making space for women. About men giving equal rights to women. About the society changing their…

The Girl In Red

A red hot siren they said Like I am a glowing light Not a woman with eyes bright A red meaty feast they said Like I am a dish stuffed tight To delve into when dark sets the night A red Bloody Mary they said Like I am a drink to quench their sight Not…

The Indian Beauty

Worse than trapped in handcuffs I am arrested in my bangles Worse than choked in a loop I am strangled by my choker Worse than twisting my ears I am bled down by my earrings Worse than bound in chains I am held down with my anklet Worse than suffocated by pillow I am stifled…

Breaking All Bonds

As I wake up in the morning to your breath on my face A question crosses my mind, “why am I here next to you?” As I sweat in the kitchen preparing a delicious meal A question crosses my mind, “do you even notice my effort?” As I manage the house through the day and…

I Am A Woman

I am a woman, a creature just like man I am a wife, my man’s better half I am a mother, nurturing is my nature I am a sister, rock strong beside my brother I am a lover, fighting all odds for my beloved I am a friend, the trusting companion I am a painter,…

Who am I?

Who am I? A lady? Or a tree, so shady? Am I a star to glitter? Or a slave to hear words bitter? Am I a symbol of beauty? Or my pa’s tiring duty? Am I a muse, so handy? Or some mouth watering candy? Am I a mother to care? Or a creature, just…