Srinidhi Lakhanigam

(Bangalore)

The Essence of a Woman


The world says
It is difficult
To understand a woman
Because she is so full of contradiction

The world says a woman is full of
Vanity, jealousy, greed and ego,
Her mind full of insatiable desires
for wealth, luxury and lavish lifestyles

The woman charms and makes you swoon;
she has the skills and tricks
to lure, seduce, attack and conquer
to make or break homes and nations.

But I believe that a woman
Is a reservoir of love,
Overflowing with compassion, caring and giving;
For my mother, sister, friend and wife
Are the women who have enriched my life!

With a heart full of sweetness,
A voice soothing and delicate
A woman makes our troubles melt
With just her full, genuine smile.

Giving till it hurts is what women do,
Only to [be] hurt and accused
Of ulterior motives and wrong intentions.
The Kindness and tender feelings
That only a woman can give
usually go unrecognized.

I wish the world were kinder
To the kindest souls of creation!

Submitted: Friday, March 14, 2008

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  • Abha Sharma (4/17/2008 2:18:00 AM)

    you have decontructed [a literary term] woman in positive sense...liked reading it.. (Report) Reply

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