Rimni chakravarty

Gold Star - 5,774 Points (08/04/1970 / Siliguri)

Ah Me! - Poem by Rimni chakravarty

Since four decades I am here,
At times I smile giggle and even shed a drop of tear
Since four decades I feed on the grains
And enjoy the lilting music of the rains.

Now I had no idea of the life a lady who spent two scores
She had refused to spend life in the same daily chores
She was ambitious to set her a mark on her own
And was confident to travel alone
In the journey of life
She was fine,
And enjoyed to accept the challenges life offered her
She was sure to reach afar
Age was no bar.

But society had something else to say
For the society women are dolls of clay
Who must be married to win the title of a wife and mother
Or else there is something wrong with her?

At forty she becomes a topic of discussion
Where society pays full concentration
To pass judgements on her
And even declares a dirty war
To malign her character.

The lady understands no friends only foes
This is how life goes
No problem, let me play my game.

Ah! me

Topic(s) of this poem: society


Poet's Notes about The Poem

the story is of a single woman who maintains her dignity amidst criticism.

Comments about Ah Me! by Rimni chakravarty

  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/12/2018 2:02:00 AM)

    March ahead and play all your wishful game on the stage of welfare being for everyone within your strength

    wow nice 10+++
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  • (5/15/2018 4:56:00 AM)

    From the title 'Ah me' to 'No problem, let me play my game' full expression are in sanguine... nicely described (Report)Reply

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  • Jeanette Telusma (4/8/2017 3:25:00 PM)

    Ah Me... I'm at this point in my life and realizing life starts now. Lovely poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (2/12/2017 11:17:00 PM)

    Lovely narrative poem elegantly brought forth in beautiful rhyme scheme with conviction. Thanks for sharing Rimni. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/12/2017 5:37:00 PM)

    There's nothing wrong with being married or single.The thing that is wrong is when someone judges a person because of the circumstances..a ten.. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/12/2017 4:40:00 PM)

    A topic of discussion..... Life begins at forty... congrats on being chosen.... (Report)Reply

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  • Clarence Prince (2/12/2017 12:08:00 PM)

    Sharing living one's life with another is a choice...
    Yet I wouldn't advice living alone!
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  • Rajesh Thankappan (2/12/2017 11:27:00 AM)

    Every individual has his or her right to charter a course of life of his or her choosing. However the sad part of it is, as the poet admits, people's misinterpretation. A beautiful poem on the current state of affairs and I am happy that this poem has been chosen as the poem of the day. Congratulations! (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (2/12/2017 10:46:00 AM)

    This is the sad reality of our society. But I hope being a mature poet you will be an inspiration to coming generation. Must help them to learn to struggle to make their special places. Very nice. Congrats. (Report)Reply

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  • Kishore Kumar Das (2/12/2017 9:50:00 AM)

    Congrats again to you for the honour bestowed on your poem... (Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/12/2017 9:11:00 AM)

    Poets should have the courage to attack injustices reining the social set-ups. These may differ from society to society, yet they exist. I admire Rimni's brevity to do just that. This is a praise worthy write. Thanks for sharing.X (Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/12/2017 9:11:00 AM)

    Poets should have the courage o attack injustices reining the social set-ups. These may differ from society to society, yet they exist. I admire Rimni's brevity to do just that. This is a praise worthy write. Thanks for sharing.X (Report)Reply

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  • Lucas Cousin Tuka (2/12/2017 7:41:00 AM)

    Dear i like your poem so much because you maturely and wisely emphasized on the importance of marriage to both man and woman, but dear one question i keep asking myself each and everyday, why is that in various society of today women are not ready to marry and settle down even when the have an opportunity of marrying.you write is okay, keep it up, i wish you more grace to write more sensational and inspiring poems, my regards. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/12/2017 4:03:00 AM)

    a truly inspirational poem of a woman's plight to put things right, well written! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/12/2017 2:26:00 AM)

    Single woman. Let me play my game! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Christina Simmons (2/12/2017 1:08:00 AM)

    I absolutely love this poem talk about telling it as it is. For me it feels like putting two fingers up to society. As a gifted disabled woman there are those who feel I should TOLERATE any bull shit they chose to offer simply because they have this preconceived idea I'm in NO space where I have any choice. (Report)Reply

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  • Kishore Kumar Das (4/8/2016 1:25:00 AM)

    the presence of so many poets and their verses should provide you with the energy to live! pent up emotions beautifully scripted by you.. (Report)Reply

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  • Sudipta Bhattacharyya (6/1/2015 4:26:00 AM)

    Stark realistic composition ! True depiction of our so-called modern society ! Wonderful ! Thanks for sharing ! (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (12/15/2014 3:56:00 AM)

    A very bold but caustic commentary on the status of women, and unmarried women in particular. Eye-opening. A slap on the face of our hypocrite society. Thanks, please. (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (10/14/2014 5:36:00 AM)

    Such an impressive poem that touched my heart. I liked your confidence and I salute you. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014



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