Sunday, December 16, 2018

A GIRL IS BORN


She entered the world
With wide open arms,
She cried at first
then smiled at last

Fear was unknown 
Fierce she was -
A lady in the making
Rutilant she was

No-one could tie her
to orthodox views
or persistent patriarchy 
that saturated this world

Calm she stayed
whatever come may
She battled all odds
each day, every day

Her will exceeded
her strength,
Always ready
for every challenge

Bravely she faced
all circumstance
and did not leave
anything to Chance

She had the will
to be strong and still
in the face of
greatest upheaval

Unhindered by any 
situation, that is dark
Fighting and surviving
gave her a spark

Her desire - 
to make a mark
in this ephemeral life,
If needed to tread
alone and survive

Her desire - 
to be a Woman
of her own volition,
To be independent and equal
to every other human!

"Well behaved Women seldom make history - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich"

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’




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36 comments:

  1. Kislaya, this is wonderful, and you have just described my wife... amazing!

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    1. I am glad that you find your wife to be a strong Woman of Substance.

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  2. Yes! Yes! This is the kind of woman we need more of in this world. Really a fine poem!

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    1. Sure Mary! We need such women and also men! Only then the world be equal for all...

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  3. This is beautiful, Kislaya. I needed you when I had the hook "Where there's a will there's a woman" back in my song lyric writing days. Happy holidays!

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    1. Oh Great! Nice to know that you wrote lyrics and songs! Thanks for appreciating! Happy Holidays to you too... :)

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  4. This sounds just like it should be... every human's right to who she/he wants to be.

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    1. Thanks!
      If every human is true to oneself, we will find more expression in this world and magical diversity :)

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    2. "magical diversity" ... I love that!

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    3. Thanks again :)
      Please check as to why am I unable to visit your blog?

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  5. So poignant and deep, every word rings true to remind us who we really are. Very beautifully written, Kislaya.

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    1. Yes Arti...We often wonder as a human being but gender perspective becomes so ingrained in our society!

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  6. What a wonderful read! I enjoyed every verse and then also your quote about "well-behaved" women at the end. Your poem has me walking taller through my day!

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  7. She sounds as strong as a woman needs to be, in this world of men. This is an inspiring poem.

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  8. You have described Woman in her true image. Love the affirmations of strength and iron will. Well crafted!

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    1. Thanks Vivian! We as Woman display strength and iron will in all walks of our lives!

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  9. Truly the kind of woman every woman should strive to be. This is wonderful and inspiring Kislaya!!

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    1. Yes Carrie, we all should strive to be strong and spirited! Thanks :)

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  10. "rutilant" ... What a great word!

    "She had the will
    to be strong and still
    in the face of
    greatest upheaval" ... A useful skill, I would think.

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    1. Thanks..Glad you appreciated the use of word - Rutilant!
      By the way, I am unable to visit your blog page as it says "invite only"

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  11. I love this song, the echo of a battle-cry, I love the power evoked by the words, the promise of never staying down... I nearly squealed when I read the 8th stanza. I just adore the balance of her being--she understands the world isn't easy or clear, but she is willing to make the best of it... and her best is fantastic.

    Also, thank you for the new word. Rutilant makes me think of my head!

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    1. Well said - Her best is fantastic.
      I am so happy to add a new word to your vocabulary! Yes you are rutilant..
      Thanks for liking my name in your blog comment :) :)

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  12. Wonderful Poem. The best I read so far for the prompt from blogadda. Keep it going.

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    1. Oh! I am flattered M. Jothi!
      Thanks and Welcome to my blog :)

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  13. Unhindered by any
    situation, that is dark
    Fighting and surviving
    gave her a spark

    A woman has to keep on fighting just to survive in a man's world. It has been a norm for as long as sex separates us!

    Hank

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    1. Yes it is true to some extent! But visionary men have taken steps for upliftment of women! Credit goes to them! Can’t ignore their contribution.
      I hope things change soon and for the better.

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