Soumita Sarkar Ray

Silver Star - 4,262 Points (Kolkata)

I Am Woman - Poem by Soumita Sarkar Ray

I am not a treasure
whom you can buy
in falling measure
any time for your pleasure

I am not a road
to reach a goal
to multiply your prestige
you gift me to public

I am not an anthill
weak and brittle
whom you can break
at your mercy and will

I am fire
I am free
and I am fuel
I am love
I am life
and I am light
I can cherish
I can nourish
And have power
to perish
all evils

I stand second to none

Topic(s) of this poem: women empowerment

Comments about I Am Woman by Soumita Sarkar Ray

  • Veteran Poet - 1,937 Points Madhabi Banerjee (11/8/2015 3:08:00 AM)

    A respected salute I offer you. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 13,198 Points Souren Mondal (11/7/2015 9:14:00 AM)

    A sharp, to the point, and brilliant write.. Thanks for sharing... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 441 Points Dr Library @ Debadarshi (9/12/2015 11:42:00 AM)

    Maam, Salute your spirit.... Our generation should read this once... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,668 Points Dr.tony Brahmin (9/6/2015 10:00:00 AM)

    a beautiful poem dear Poetess.
    Treasure, goal, road, anthill and your reflections... then you come to what you are as a woman. Fire, free, fuel, love, life, light and the greatest of all you have the power to annihilate all evils. Full of ideas and images. thank you very much. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,106 Points Melvina Germain (7/27/2015 2:12:00 AM)

    Before I read this, I must say, this is one of my favorite titles, I've written two I'am Woman poems. Now I must partake in yet another literary feast, excuse me...Such beautiful and true words. We must know that we are extremely powerful and stand at the right hand of the Lord who chose us to bring life into this world. We are phenomenal...Thank you for sharing this marvelous poem with us Soumita..... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 824 Points V P Mahur (6/8/2015 5:12:00 AM)

    That's true and true expressed with deep feelings.
    Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 45,462 Points Valsa George (5/12/2015 11:01:00 PM)

    This assertion of self worth is what is needed for women! When we doubt our own strength, the world will treat us as second rate! Enjoyed this powerfully assertive poem! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,718 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/9/2015 1:07:00 PM)

    Wonderful words of wisdom and womanhood! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,214 Points Amitava Sur (4/12/2015 3:59:00 AM)

    Rightly you described the stature of a Woman. She is not a commodity nor a wek and a soft mud. She is the creator epitomizing love.

    You may read my poem a Woman (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 151 Points Sarojkanta Dash (3/10/2015 7:51:00 AM)

    The poem seems to have a context- a feminist discourse. Who is the addressee? A man of course? And he is silent all through. So much of assertion before a silenced victim? Lol. A suggestion: you may remove whenever in the expression whenever at your will.

    Given a chance I would edit he poem like this:

    I am fire
    I am free
    and I am fuel
    I am love
    I am life
    and I am light
    I can cherish
    I can nourish

    I am WOMAN
    I stand second to none. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,262 Points Geetha Jayakumar (10/27/2014 12:02:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem Soumitra. Woman can feel proud to be one. I really feel, if woman are respected in our society.

    Beautiful presentation. Loved it from your pen. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 211 Points Krishna Shivkumar Yadav (10/27/2014 9:27:00 AM)

    Good ink Soumitra. The first stanza stands out..... Nothing can beat Woman...Women are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen and they should be treated with respect and dignity.... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,281 Points Piyush Dey (6/23/2014 11:45:00 AM)

    it was a brave write, and a beautiful one.
    i would love to see a world where women aren't second to men.
    keep writing. thanx for posting this wonderful piece. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,120 Points Heather Wilkins (10/9/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    a power write. Always remember you are a woman. nice ink (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,134 Points Queeny Gona (9/29/2013 5:19:00 AM)

    Amazing read and very powerful write dear poet pal! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Dipy Hermonite (9/25/2013 3:40:00 AM)

    I like it Soumita. And I like it because I am a man and I hold this strong belief that there should be no gender discrimination what-so-ever. Have rated your poem.
    Could you read and rate my poem. Link is given below

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    Dipy (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,290 Points Bri Edwards (9/23/2013 3:07:00 PM)

    since you kindly asked me to be specific....after you, Soumita, read my previous comment....i will now be honest with you. i am a kidder, meaning i like to make jokes. some of them are actually funny. but sometimes i joke about something way too serious (?) to joke about. and i guess i should not have been more careful when commenting to someone who doesn't know me. even then i have gotten into trouble. i have reread the poem to refresh my memory and, to be honest, i am now scoring it very, very good....even though i do like rhymes and there are not very many. i forgive you! [that is a joke]
    being a man, i probably should object to the line: and can diminish your power

    BUT WAIT! .....if i read three lines at a time and read the following three as ONE sentence, then i can see that you also are supportive of the power that men have [i do have less than some men!'s probably been diminished by my present and three previous wives...i'm NOT joking! ].

    I can cherish
    I can nourish
    and can diminish your power..................BUT WAIT, AGAIN! !

    now, as i read those three lines again, i notice you say you can, NOT that you DO, nourish or cherish the power of men. darn! i sent this to MyPoemList, and it's not because i was feeling guilty. honest! ! ! thanks for sharing. bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,290 Points Bri Edwards (9/23/2013 1:34:00 AM)

    well, i'm a man, and i KNOW you aren't serious! i guess i better not say anymore. i'm already in the doghouse here at home. i score it good. if you say you are a man i might up the score. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,798 Points Rohit Sapra (9/16/2013 12:14:00 PM)

    This is a nice poem and strength of a woman is immense. Liked reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 98,667 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/12/2013 7:31:00 AM)

    am WOMAN
    I stand second to no brave of you.. nice poem...10

    do not forget you are woman
    needed for expansion of family by man
    you need to be courageous
    but at the same time to be religious and pious too (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 12, 2015

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