Just Woman

Entry for PoAttic-7

A Super Woman ? Nay !

Just woman .

I am fractured and flawed ,

Still I am fantastic,

I fumble and tumble ,

Yet I am fabulous!

 Man !

Can you resist my smile.

Can you tolerate my tears, 

I am a promise of love,

Forever and ever.

A darling daughter, an adorable sister,

Mother divine, or  a sweetheart!

Defying norms 

I rise from the dust ,

Where you throw me and forget,

For I am the seed ,

Nurtured by vehement struggles,

Breaking out of torturous ground,

A Laxmi Bai or Hazrat Begum

A tiny voice of rebellion,

A timid Rosa refusing the seat,

A Mother Lu fighting Han Dynasty,

Sugula ,the rebel Queen fearless,

Maybe I am girl next door,

Resisting lecherous gaze of lust ,

A bride refusing demands unjust,

Marie Curie fighting all odd ,

Working for greater human cause,

Not all could make it ,

To see the light of the day,

Many did struggle ,

And were lost in the way,

Why don’t you consider common woman,

Someone asked Cartoonist Laxman ?

“I had so far never seen  such woman

each woman I saw is a special one.”


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Written by Sarita Khullar

Sarita Khullar is a retired associate professor in English from Hans Raj Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jalandhar. She loves poetry and fiction. She also likes birds, flowers, animals, and humans.


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