Poetry

Woman: Poem

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Woman.

Who are you?

Branded an egoist

when you brandish your wings

Dismissed a weakling

when you blunt your feeling

While your quiet is grace

laughter, a serene place

Your passion power

fury could melt a tower.

Woman,

why are you reduced to

lipsticks and high heels

then called a hoe?

Woman,

the word a blessed curse

but I swear not to reduce you

to attire and purse.

Woman, I took from you –

strength at your teat

hope in your arms

rapture in your eyes

surrender at your feet.

Woman,

Creator, Destructor

Break free

Oh, Goddess under man’s mercy

Copyright © Roshni Ramanan

 

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Poetry

Sacrilege- Poem

Sacrilege –

Stampeded smiles

Stifled, skinned, sacrificed,

Sinless sisters’ stripped spoilation,

Savage, slanderous sickos sneering scornfully;

Spirited soldiers, sunny sultanas,

Scathed, sunken, scared,

Sadistic stains

Singe.

Note: I wrote this specifically on verbal, physical, emotional and sexual abuse against women. However, it is open to interpretation, as is all that I pen.

 

 

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