Umasree Raghunath

Rookie - 100 Points (24 September 1976 / Eluru, AndhraPradesh, India)

Happy Women's Day - Poem by Umasree Raghunath

As a woman I died several times in this life


But just being a woman, I had to courage to raise again


As a woman, I fell to the gutters of chauvinism


Yet, just being a woman, I took that in stride of my feminism







As a woman, I cried several unending nights


Yet, I showed up a brave face and ready to fight


As a woman, I hurried to several trains to catch


Yet, I never left behind any unfinished match






As a woman, I loved being loved all the time


Yet, I had the courage to withstand ditching too


As a woman, I always liked to be dressed the best


But just being a woman, I did dress up to the situations true






As a woman, I shared my meal and peace all the time


Yet, I also learnt to let go my meal for a cause in tide


As a woman, I got shunned by the people of the society


Yet, I stood back and said, I am proud to be what I am as a woman






As a woman, I know I glorified everything that I liked


Yet, I had the right to reject what is not right in its form


As a woman, I lent my shoulders for friends to lean on


But just being a woman, I warned them not to be vulnerable on






As a woman, I know the struggles are many and always on


Yet being a woman, I know God made us that way to deal on


As a woman, I like the way You look at me and say so


But just being a woman, remember I am not a show case piece






As a woman, I love rest of my women folks who are wonderful


In not just the way they are, but for being great friends too


For being enduring Mothers, efficient professionals, loving daughters


And for being great wives and being Divas in their own Right!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to all women in this world- March 8th,2012

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 8, 2012



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