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.
A woman cannot risk sharing a room
With a man for a night, fearing adultery.
A man sharing with a man a room too
Has fear lest the other should be a gay.
Man or woman, or even the couples
Prefer single room for privacy and safety.
Build homes and hotels with single-bed rooms.