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Role of women, phenomenal

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Anthology 2013 Entries, English Poetry, March 2012 Contest

Women, neglected by idle and apathetic folk
striving hard to pursue a career
as professors, doctors, nurses or pilots,
on wheels, on stage or in science labs.

I see you penning notes or a novel, perhaps,
at the bus stop and railway platform,
after leaving your office, rushing home
to help your children in learning.

I know, by fluorescent light
with drooping eyes in fatigue
you plan for the next day’s
breakfast, lunch and kids’ snacks.

I see you as the multifaceted,
glancing through the news paper
near the stove, while
making chapatti and brinjal fry.

I know, woman, you remember
your grand mother collecting twigs
at dusk, with the breeze
playing melody in woods;
spending sleepless nights
feeding all and nursing the sick.

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9 Comments

  1. Vishvnand says:

    Indeed an extremely lovely & beautiful poem in your unique style
    The role of homely women in various fields & aspects so elegantly admired
    The narration has its meaning, elegance & honor of a wonderful kind
    Have loved the poem immensely indeed one of a very special bind

    Hearty Kudos

  2. medhini says:

    Vishvji & Kusumji;
    Highly grateful for your profound
    and kind comments and encouragement.

  3. kanchana says:

    yes,women writing when waiting but prioritizing to help her kids learn-back home, women with drooping eyes plan her kids nutrition…many roles but phenomenal … poem pops many a pictures as we read.lovely :-).

  4. medhini says:

    Thanks for your lovely comments,Kanchana.

  5. Gion Gion says:

    “I know, by fluorescent light
    with drooping eyes in fatigue
    you plan for the next day’s
    breakfast, lunch and kids’ snacks.” – a woman’s work is never done, it is said.

  6. medhini says:

    Gion;
    Thanks very much.

  7. parminder says:

    A reality put in very apt words. All chores, big and small, involve essentially one person, the woman of the house, and how she juggles her duties is so beautifully woven in words here.

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