Treasure Island

Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

A Woman Forty Plus Aspires

I must be the centre of attention
And reaffirm my desirability.
I must feel validated as a woman
And re-experience the romance of love.
Let be burnt the ennui of monogamy.
Let come again the sexual excitement
That I went through at my first night.
Need not the man in focus be a prince,
An emperor nor a millionaire.
Let him be the one I want to be with,
In accordance with my safety,
Proximity and convenience.
Just for a ‘love you leave you alliance.’
Yes, I must waste no time to test my worth
And remain faithful with my husband.


Submitted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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  • Myrtle Thomas (5/21/2009 9:28:00 AM)

    I think she still desires those feelings but with her husband, rekindle the flame of desire.Beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/13/2009 12:09:00 PM)

    Yes, I must waste no time to test my worth
    And remain faithful with my husband............This is how our indian woman thinks.............Good Write........... (Report) Reply

  • Duh Huh (2/17/2009 2:08:00 AM)

    As you wrote previously, every poem has its audience. Now here, the culture is a factor, though irregardless of culture, a woman would know best about how another woman feels. I like your poem as it has given me an interest in your culture :) Thank you for opening a new venue for knowledge. (Report) Reply

  • Tara Chettur (1/6/2009 6:26:00 AM)

    well... would like to know does age really matters, does man feel the same?
    again very apt words tinkering sentiments (Report) Reply

  • Malini Kadir (12/13/2008 8:16:00 AM)

    Yes this does bring smiles.....! ! yet perhaps speaks of deeper truths in existence....
    Perhaps men too stumble to prove themselves all over again....
    Will you agree to that? (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (10/27/2008 3:15:00 AM)

    Controversy will exist forever.What an woman aspires better be told by an woman if so required.This poem may be considered as what a man feel might be the aspiration of an woman at 40+, may be of a particular someone also.
    Generalisation in both the side would be a deviation from the truth in existance.
    We are in both the side as we are made by the supreme Nature and we look beautiful as we are. If you say not beautiful but ugly instead I won; t mind. That will again be the difference of our personal outlook.But we'll continue to remain as we are. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Aarella (10/17/2008 12:38:00 AM)

    'faithful to the spouse' thats where men fail and women struggle and keep their wedding vows.....! women of all ages do aspire this....secretly! but morals and ethics have a bigger role to play. (Report) Reply

  • Greenwolfe 1962 (9/27/2008 9:53:00 PM)

    This note in the morning must surely bring good tidings at night. Elegantly
    expressed and purely spoken as is the request.

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (9/19/2008 11:57:00 AM)

    'Yes, I must waste no time to test my worth
    And remain faithful with my husband.'

    I love this poem, the last lines are nice.10+ (Report) Reply

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