Soumita Sarkar Ray

Veteran Poet - 1,444 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

Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2013
Edited: Thursday, March 12, 2015

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  • Rookie - 69 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 - 7,548 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,251 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 - 9,741 Points Heather Wilkins (10/9/2013 6:45:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 158 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

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/contest-vote/your-world-my-lord/
    Regards
    Dipy (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,950 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

  • Gold Star - 6,950 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

  • Silver Star - 3,767 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 - 30,190 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 - 133 Points Indranil Bhaduri (6/28/2013 11:09:00 PM)

    Tremendous writing...powerful I should say..keep going (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,252 Points Sekharan Pookkat (6/28/2013 12:31:00 PM)

    Keep the fire in you to protest against the harassment towards women (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

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