Skip to main content

Labyrinth of Anguish


The bearer of progeny,
She is
Pacifies a man's existence
Personifies love.

A bubble of life her seat,
Stretched hands, quench of love,
She was to soar.
Expecting eyes, looks of hope, she wore.

Wading in flood of hatred,
Venom of dejection poked,
Hurled stones of dislike at,
Pricked thorns of curses,
Anguish revoked?

Sheer agony, yet,
Flee to where?
Earth her Bosom,
Life her breath,
Turmoil in mind
Labyrinth of anguish,
Alas, She has just one wish.

Girl a hatred?
Woman a material piece?
"I am the Woman,
Give me my respect"
Free me of this Labyrinth of Anguish
---------------------------------------

Comments

  1. Replies
    1. Respect has lost it's meaning for women. She is used or abused.

      Delete
    2. There are still a few good men who truly respect women. :)

      Delete
    3. Awww- sorry for delayed response. Well the above was about the other set of people only:-)

      Delete
  2. Women you are infinite , u r divine ....
    bcoz of u the whole of humanity shine.....

    Y Y shud we project women a victim , a weak being awaiting justice..enough is enough now its tym, for women to rise up....they simply cannot let themselves be projected as victims ...it has done no gud..
    we must always talk about the glorious nature and might of a women....
    if c can bear the pang of the birth,,,
    c can take away life too...show the vile men yr strength ...never project women as victim
    talk always of strength and women.....

    srry for being a bit melodramatic but...I really respect women and their might ,they r divine respect

    As far as the poem goes it was poetically great..poignant but sadly it depicted women as a victim...
    Women U r divine rise up and shine :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep that whom whom we are reading in the daily media head lines is the one who is in this labyrinth. This victim has to rise and shine yet.

      Delete
  3. You have beautifully captured the anguish and fortitude of women.

    ReplyDelete
  4. All respect to women without whom none of us would have entered this world! Well written!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the bearer of progeny, yes, how could she be cursed at all!!

      Delete
  5. Incredible Words... Just one word to describe it all - RESPECT!

    ReplyDelete
  6. well echoed!Beautifully lyrical!

    ReplyDelete
  7. well i think more than any thing else its the education and awareness among women thats required ..its a particular segment of women that suffers and also depends upon how a woman conducts herself , it can go only with economic reforms , education ,awareness ..overall a beautiful poem :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. simply standing up not just for us but for other fellow women.

      Delete
  8. Loved the poem. Your redrafting and editing for such long time has made this poem a masterpiece. Superb composition

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha- Well thanks for your lovely words.

      Delete
  9. Women are always at extremes in society.. Either they are kept on pedestal and worshipped or put down and stomped over.. Very touching poetry..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rightly said Farida- Both cases they are treated as "katputlee".

      Delete
  10. "the bearer of progeny"----places her at the centre of the social, cultural crisis!
    Love this probing piece, Sushma!Kudos for writing this perceptive piece :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks with a bow:-) You are topping on the list of people who inspire me. There is more coming up now on Sushma's Page. This time it is absolutely humour. Can you guess or you want to wait?

      Delete
  11. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Excellent post! Request you watch this video and support this lady in her struggle http://www.ted.com/talks/sunitha_krishnan_tedindia.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Will have look at this link. Not familiar with the name though. Thanks for it a lot.

      Delete
  13. Sushma, did you happen to have a look at the video? What's your take on it?

    ReplyDelete
  14. Brilliant stuff!
    keralaflowerplaza.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Converses With My Mirror

This post is on  Blog Adda for it's Spicy Saturday picks.
http://blog.blogadda.com/2017/04/29/best-blog-posts-from-the-indian-blog-world ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My tiny world of poetry is just a few words minced with my thoughts. 
We all must have talked to our selves, to the mirror, sharing the heap of thoughts that we stir in our minds. We must have taken that time to release the thoughts in front of the picture that formed when we faced the mirror. Apparently we realize the mirror is the path, from our eyes to our soul through the mind and the heart.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------




Fighting the battle of, I know you, or, hey do  I know you? eyes started at the mirror, and shut themselves slowly, in pain.
Fighting the battle of, am I you, or you resemble me? the mind  grappled, with a mountain of emotions, facing the mirror, in vain.
Fighting the battle of, you are pretty, or  is your mi…

1 2 3 Pico

Those coded cognitive toddler stories; Bubbly gestures; Lively imaginations: Their sparkling eyes, innocent charm; Inquisitive and persistent questionnaire - Children

We are all stories in the end. But those unending stories our children paint in their own words,  fill up the blanks of our life to be some of  the finest chapters. Isn't it?


It was last week, a cloudy evening 7pm. I walked in my backyard with my cranky little son, a toddler. And he had so much to express how the moon had finished dinner too early and slept off (hidden) inside the clouds. How it will pee and we all will get rains! I was astonished and added fuel to fire encouraging him to continue. He then told me the sun and the moon do fight a lot too to reach "his house"! Wildest imagination eh?
Some opportunities hit your door right on time. This time it was BlogAdda which introduced me to the complete activity set to foster creativity in such kids. The "Magical Space Adventure" special pack for …

Death Of A Sexist

Has any of you with sons there, walked into baby stores and picked toys bright pink and purple? How about pink and purple clothing? No? Well, wait till you want to prove the paradigm wrong. I have been doing so. Few years ago, I used to buy gorgeous Barbie and thousands of her accessories for my little girl! Also bought Barbie her boy friend, castles and what not! I thoroughly enjoyed watching my girl spend hours dressing and undressing Barbie and cooking plastic meals for a party. Now, imagine my son doing the same!
Wondering he will soon come back to his senses. He must only be doing his job. Pile up toy cars and trucks, fire few bullets from his toy gun and box me right and left. Well, that's what he is expected to do, right?  

Now, If i called it sexism, would you agree with me or not?

On other hand, in our self absorbed sane society we have gender specific roles. Woman has to cook whatsoever happens, and the man is the head of the family. We are assigned rules by our normal soci…