Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar. Poems
A Woman Forty Plus Aspires
I must be the centre of attention
And reaffirm my desirability.
I must feel validated as a woman
And re-experience the romance of love.
Let be burnt the ennui of monogamy.
Let come again the sexual excitement
That I went through at my first night.
Need not the man in focus be a prince,
An emperor nor a millionaire.
Let him be the one I want to be with,
In accordance with my safety,
Proximity and convenience.
Just for a ‘love you leave you alliance.’
Yes, I must waste no time to test my worth
And remain faithful with my husband.
Wisdom will not lessen sensitiveness
Lavishness will not liquidate meanness.
Assurance will not eliminate greed.
Elevation will not promote servitude.
Benevolence will not dampen selfishness.
Providence will not root out jealousy.
Protection will not quell timidity.
These are born of genes, unalterable.