Soumita Sarkar Ray

Gold Star - 5,769 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 am WOMAN
I stand second to none

Topic(s) of this poem: women empowerment


Comments about I Am Woman by Soumita Sarkar Ray

  • (11/7/2016 12:52:00 AM)

    I Am Woman..
    Wonderfully penned! Nice write Soumitha Congrats! (Report) Reply

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  • Tapan M. Saren (10/23/2016 10:48:00 AM)

    Wow
    Very very beautiful.. Love it (Report) Reply

  • Kishore Kumar Das (4/1/2016 6:22:00 AM)


    beautiful poem depicting the great qualities of a woman... (Report) Reply

  • Madhabi Banerjee (11/8/2015 3:08:00 AM)


    A respected salute I offer you. (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (11/7/2015 9:14:00 AM)


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

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


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

  • 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.
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  • 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

  • V P Mahur (6/8/2015 5:12:00 AM)


    That's true and true expressed with deep feelings.
    Thanks for sharing
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  • 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

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/9/2015 1:07:00 PM)


    Wonderful words of wisdom and womanhood! (Report) Reply

  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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

  • (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.
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  • Heather Wilkins (10/9/2013 6:45:00 AM)


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

  • Queeny Gona (9/29/2013 5:19:00 AM)


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

  • 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

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/contest-vote/your-world-my-lord/
    Regards
    Dipy
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  • 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! ....it'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 :)
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 12, 2015


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