Soumita Sarkar Ray

Rookie - 779 Points (Kolkata)

I Am Woman


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
whenever at your 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 can diminish your power
I am WOMAN
I stand second to no man.

Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (I Am Woman by Soumita Sarkar Ray )

Enter the verification code :

  • Veteran Poet - 4,767 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 - 191 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

  • Rookie - 928 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

  • Rookie 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 (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,822 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! ....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 :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,822 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 - 18,264 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/12/2013 7:31:00 AM)

    am WOMAN
    I stand second to no man...so 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

  • Rookie - 12 Points Farah Ilyas (6/28/2013 6:48:00 AM)

    yeap we r as very well defined by u, we r life & colors of life...keep writing..well done (Report) Reply

Read all 13 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. रंजानाय फैगौ, Ronjoy Brahma
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Christmas Glow, Cigeng Zhang
  2. The Watchers, Aaryan Deshpande
  3. Not necessarily, hasmukh amathalal
  4. I embrace my pen, gajanan mishra
  5. Loveless Love, Paul Hartal
  6. But vicinty, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Past Writing, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Still Small Voice, Leong Ming Loong
  9. Gap and divide, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Love Is Hard, Is It Poetry
[Hata Bildir]