A Woman Speaks Poem by Sadiqullah Khan

A Woman Speaks

Rating: 3.3

A thousand flowers sprout in the bosom
The dreams of the years gone now subdued
In the wake of reality that descends
Like waves after waves on the shore

Many colors and hues now dried
The color of the rainbow appearing dull
Which once was a fairy tale
To change the gender it was once said
Cross over the rainbow

The desire was not a deal as bad
Only raised and not loved in the world
So dominant by the other gender

The uncertainty of future with its dragon teeth
Love’s mast is the only way to sail
Through the murky waters

Having loved then for years and years
The lover, the husband, brother and son
Still in search of recognition of my love
In the man’s hand is my piece of bread

In the world of natural selection
When survival of the fittest is the rule
Braved have I the way for a living in harmony
Carry not I the gun nor do I have a doctrine

Who shall then fight for my freedom forbidden
Love is the last hope as the trees and vegetables
Only that I shed tears and sighs of the brutality
The civilization has dawned on me my destruction

Greater is the temptation for when I am hungry
Sell my body or what do I give in legacy
To the younger little girls who look at me
For inspiration when love stands abandoned

Rise women of the world for let’s change the destiny
Of our lives and future and not to be consumed
By hollow words of love without any meaning

Reshma Ramesh 23 September 2008

wow! ! thanks for standing up for us............

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Anjali Sinha 24 September 2008

wow! ! ! theres someone here on the side of women nice write ++10 regards anju

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Sarwar Chowdhury 24 September 2008

A thoughtfull and sincere expression indeed. Flow of verse/style of composition I liked..............10++

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Gargi Saha 24 September 2008

A wonderful poem speaks volumes of the reality.......... Well done. U get 10+++

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M M 26 September 2008

So much tenderness in your expression here! It seems you could take the place of a woman, whoever she can be, wherever she can live, and analyze her very sincere thoughts about how life goes in a certain part of human reality. The soft flow of the rhythm, with no abrupt transition, is like the flow of counsciousness of a mind considering her life and life in general with a kind of dispassionate look, the look of a woman who no more fights emptily against things but, understanding how things go, has bet on love as the best way to act. A deep wish for true love -with full meaning- to be heard, whether it comes from women... or men. 10+!

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Chinedu Dike 13 July 2022

Wonderful rendition elegantly crafted with conviction. An insightful creation

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Rajnish Manga 20 August 2017

Having loved then for years and years The lover, the husband, brother and son Still in search of recognition of my love In the man’s hand is my piece of bread //.... Great poem reflecting the hypocrisy of our male dominated society and the real status of woman through the ages. This poem is a favourite of mine now. Thanks.

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Elizabeth Padillo Olesen 17 November 2014

Powerful piece. Thanks for standing in solidarity with those who suffer, especially the case of women in our world.

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Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK 17 July 2010

‘Love’s mast is the only way to sail/Through the murky waters’ ~ Brilliant lines …are sparkling in mist world with kaleidoscopic velour…wiping out all pallor ‘Rise women of the world for let’s change the destiny…’ we women always on our ‘Highs’ but time immemorial gender bias well all you know… congrats for sharing Ms. Nivedita UK 10/10

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Mamta Agarwal 04 December 2008

a very compassionate poem speaking on behalf of women. its a man's world, and all the education, financial independence and multi tasking not much has changed in the male dominated society. 10 please read Celebrating Women's day and Dare to dream if you find time- same theme from a women's perspective. Mamta

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