Nosheen Irfan

Gold Star - 53,950 Points (Lahore, Pakistan)

A Woman - Poem by Nosheen Irfan

You think you can hold me down
Keep me in a servile state
You think you can have your own
Unmindful of my feelings and desires
I'm deemed weak by your mad pride
Vulnerable, at your disposal, in your eyes
You are blind, you are wrong
That you can take me in your stride
Little do you know
What wealth I have inside
And you with all your might
Cannot steal it from me
Try as much as you might
To bend or break me
I am not an autumn leaf
You can trample on as you will
I am the flower that pricks
The hand that plucks it
I am the moon
That stirs the waves
And I am a woman
Who knows her worth.



Nosheen Irfan © 2015
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Topic(s) of this poem: woman

Form: Blank Verse


Comments about A Woman by Nosheen Irfan

  • (6/2/2016 9:52:00 AM)


    Hi Sheen,
    I am the moon
    That stirs the waves
    I am a woman
    Who knows her worth

    Very beautiful but stormy words. Your inner self has opened up to express your feelings and emotions. Loved reading. Thank you.
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  • Souren Mondal (2/8/2016 9:45:00 AM)


    [...]I am not an autumn leaf
    You can trample on as you will
    I am the flower that pricks
    The hand that plucks it
    I am the moon
    That stirs the waves
    And I am a woman
    Who knows her worth.[...]

    Powerful and poignant. Your poem reminded me of Kishwar Naheed's wonderful poem 'I am not that Woman', where she says -

    'I am the woman
    Whom you bought and sold
    In the name of my own chastity
    Not knowing
    That I can walk on water
    When I am drowning.'

    ____

    A very powerful statement indeed. We need to have a society where 'womanhood' will not be defined by men, but women themselves will choose what they want to be. Thanks for sharing Nosheen. A powerful one with sheer beauty.10/10 :)
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  • Valsa George (1/31/2016 10:35:00 AM)


    This poem has the power of a sweeping tide! It reminds me of Maya Angelou's poem Still I Rise and Phenomenal woman! Only a woman who has a sense of self worth can prosper in this male dominated society! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/31/2016 10:34:00 AM)


    This poem has the power as that of a sweeping tide! It reminds me of Maya Angelou's poem Still I Rise and Phenomenal woman! Only a woman who has a sense of self worth can prosper in this male dominated society! (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/24/2016 11:58:00 AM)


    A priceless perspective that could have only been penned by a woman os who understands her own priceless worth. Well written my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/22/2016 9:15:00 AM)


    Mad Pride will never bring peace to the House. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Fog Runner (1/19/2016 7:10:00 AM)


    Right in the fat face of male oppression, a bold striking of the Truth Bell... This is beauteous. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/31/2015 8:08:00 AM)


    Awesome poem, self realization and self belief is the real asset of the life.
    Please read my poem AURAT
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/aurat-2/
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  • Akhtar Jawad (11/13/2015 7:20:00 AM)


    And I am a woman
    Who knows her worth.
    Who can deny the worth of a woman, an amazing poem..................................10
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  • Saadat Tahir (11/9/2015 2:48:00 AM)


    nice forceful lines presented and packaged well... the age old dilemma of Eve's daughter.
    lucid and candid.... even if a bit exasperated.

    liked
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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/6/2015 7:04:00 AM)


    Little do you know
    What wealth I have inside
    And you with all your might
    Cannot steal it from me

    Beautiful. Self-consciousness, revolutionary poem. so should all women be, Then the men will not exploit women. Sad to see that even in the 21st Centuary women are considered to be slaves. This poem you should spread and give it in Facebook and ask all the women to read it. Create a revolution and free women from Slavery. Take it as a divine call dear Poetess. thank you. tony
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    Nosheen Irfan Nosheen Irfan (11/7/2015 8:56:00 AM)

    Can't thank you enough for such encouraging comments. I feel truly empowered. Thank u tony.

  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/2/2015 3:31:00 AM)


    A true virtue of a woman. Strong and Confident. Liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/2/2015 3:16:00 AM)


    Very well written poem on women some lines are crafty: I am the flower that pricks
    The hand that plucks it
    I am the moon
    That stirs the waves
    And I am a woman
    Who knows her worth........It deserves 10 points.
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    Nosheen Irfan Nosheen Irfan (11/5/2015 10:52:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for appreciation.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 28, 2016


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