Shivangi Chaturvedi

Rookie (Lusaka, Zambia)

For All It Is Worth Here I Am… - Poem by Shivangi Chaturvedi

For all it is worth here I am…

I am brown, with beads of black.
I am beautiful, fragrant with anticipation.
I am able, aburst with desire.
I am everything a brown woman should be and is;
A mother, a sister, a lover, a child,
A woman.. Sometimes a girl.
I am brown because it does not define me but I define it.
I am soft and cherished, loud and impressive, impassioned and heard.
I am a brown woman, underneath a Burkha, in a mini-skirt.
What I am is what I believe, not what the world sees.
With an accent, with a demure smile.
I am brown whether Christian, Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim.
I am stunning with green, black and almond eyes;
Pools of life, be it desire, be it purity, be it strength.
I am.. And will remain.. Everything I choose to be


Comments about For All It Is Worth Here I Am… by Shivangi Chaturvedi

  • Rookie Anjana Aravind (8/9/2006 1:03:00 AM)

    This is a very solid and truthful poem. I like it.

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  • Bronze Star - 2,127 Points Kee Thampi (1/16/2006 12:06:00 AM)

    The World around us is silently moving to peace. We have to contribute
    The poet is really fight for own way. Wish you for new word order, Here one God
    and one World

    sincerely
    thampi
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  • Rookie Charlotte M (11/5/2005 10:42:00 PM)

    I realy like your poem! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 31, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 16, 2007


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