Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

Gold Star - 43,013 Points (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

A Woman Forty Plus Aspires

Poem by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

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.

26.02.2008


Comments about A Woman Forty Plus Aspires by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

  • Narayanan Kutty PozhathNarayanan Kutty Pozhath (4/29/2018 9:44:00 AM)

    Aspirations of a woman is explained. Beautiful thoughts(Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (3/31/2018 9:23:00 PM)

    Yes, I must waste no time to test my worth
    And remain faithful with my husband................Great thoughts.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (10/4/2017 4:45:00 AM)

    A superb creation! The inner urge of a woman after forty has been narrated in philosophical parlance. Great work!(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (6/11/2017 2:18:00 AM)

    The psychology of a married woman in her mid forties has been nicely interpreted. Thanks.(Report)Reply

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  • Upendra Upm (5/18/2017 3:41:00 AM)

    very bold and incisive, so confidently articulating on subjects most of us will fumble.Let be burnt the ennui of monogamy. Brilliant poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Toluwanimi IbikunleToluwanimi Ibikunle (7/8/2016 6:39:00 AM)

    nice work sir. I love the way you put so much emotions into one piece.(Report)Reply

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  • Toluwanimi IbikunleToluwanimi Ibikunle (7/8/2016 6:36:00 AM)

    so much emotion put in just one piece... well done sir. I'm inviting u to read my poem its the law(Report)Reply

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  • Abderrahmane DakirAbderrahmane Dakir (1/25/2016 12:28:00 PM)

    It's great feeling that you describe in this awesome poem. Thank you for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/3/2014 10:28:00 AM)

    For safety and security woman ready to marry the poem reiterates the idea and it is good.(Report)Reply

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  • Myrtle ThomasMyrtle Thomas (5/21/2009 9:28:00 AM)

    I think she still desires those feelings but with her husband, rekindle the flame of desire.Beautiful(Report)Reply

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  • Tamara Hanaring A Thought Mate (4/18/2009 6:54:00 AM)

    a beautiful poem which i enjoyed it's reading..it hassome of the truth in where the woman reach a TIME AND A PLACE IN WHICH SHE WANT TO LOOK TO HER SELF AND REPLACE THE LOST DAYS....EXPRESSED VERY WELL(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/13/2009 12:09:00 PM)

    Yes, I must waste no time to test my worth
    And remain faithful with my husband............This is how our indian woman thinks.............Good Write...........(Report)Reply

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  • Duh Huh (2/17/2009 2:08:00 AM)

    As you wrote previously, every poem has its audience. Now here, the culture is a factor, though irregardless of culture, a woman would know best about how another woman feels. I like your poem as it has given me an interest in your culture :) Thank you for opening a new venue for knowledge.(Report)Reply

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  • Tara Chettur (1/6/2009 6:26:00 AM)

    well... would like to know does age really matters, does man feel the same?
    again very apt words tinkering sentiments(Report)Reply

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  • Malini KadirMalini Kadir (12/13/2008 8:16:00 AM)

    Yes this does bring smiles.....! ! yet perhaps speaks of deeper truths in existence....
    Perhaps men too stumble to prove themselves all over again....
    Will you agree to that?(Report)Reply

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  • Reshma Ramesh (12/11/2008 8:40:00 AM)

    lol! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! yeah...........if only.....................well penned sir! !(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Rajesh Kumar Vaid (11/18/2008 2:55:00 AM)

    Agreed, with Mr Ray.(Report)Reply

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  • Seema Aarella (10/17/2008 12:38:00 AM)

    'faithful to the spouse' thats where men fail and women struggle and keep their wedding vows.....! women of all ages do aspire this....secretly! but morals and ethics have a bigger role to play.(Report)Reply

    Rm. Shanmugam ChettiarRm. Shanmugam Chettiar(1/28/2016 3:44:00 AM)

    u got my point. i am happy that i haven; t erred in the contents of the poem

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  • Greenwolfe 1962 (9/27/2008 9:53:00 PM)

    This note in the morning must surely bring good tidings at night. Elegantly
    expressed and purely spoken as is the request.

    GW62(Report)Reply

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (9/19/2008 11:57:00 AM)

    'Yes, I must waste no time to test my worth
    And remain faithful with my husband.'

    I love this poem, the last lines are nice.10+(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011