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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Being A Woman

Rating: 4.9
I have never been
The ideal mother;
Nor a perfect teacher,
A poor preacher.
Forget being a nice daughter.
I condemn the wifely chores;
The heaviness of nights-
Nights beaten to pulp.
Still,
I breathe,
I look at the world
Through my rain soaked windows-
Flashing a teary monsoon smile.
On hot summer
While being lulled by
My air-conditioner-
I scorn,
I spurn,
The silly ideas
the crass ideals
that make a woman bound,
fettered, insane.
Denied the luxury of
A regular fever;
Denied the rice-gruel
Matched with spicy pulses-
I pop in pills
to cook, clean
and scrub.
I teach A, B, Cs to
Reluctant kids.
Feneena S Mohamed
Topic(s) of this poem: feminism
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COMMENTS
Robert Murray Smith 19 January 2021
Overseeing what is, and can be.
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Feneena Syed 21 February 2020
Thank you all for reading and commenting on my work
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Jazib Kamalvi 22 January 2020
Such a nice start, Feneena. Read my poem, Love and L u s t. Thanks.
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Hebert Logerie Sr. 19 January 2020
Thank you for " being a woman" . You are blessed, beautiful and divine if you are a woman. You are the mother of humanity. I love you if you are a woman. Man is nothing without a woman. I love you dearly if you are a woman. My dear mother is a woman. I love her dearly too. My sisters are beautiful women. I bow to you for being a woman. I am inspired by your beauty and by everything that you do.
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Akhtar Jawad 19 January 2020
Congrats! You are rich in thoughts and your poem is rich in beauty. A very well deserved selection as member's poem.
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Chinedu Dike 19 January 2020
Well expressed thoughts and feelings nicely penned from the heart. An insightful piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing.
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Lyn Paul 19 January 2020
Enjoyed reading this honest and wonderful poem. Your poem expresses the strength, mentally a woman has.
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Anil Kumar Panda 19 January 2020
Charged with anger and frustration the poem speaks volume about the plight of woman as a mother, daughter and wife and a house maker. You are not going to accept the stereotype. Deserved to be Poem of the day. Congrats. 'A regular fever; Denied the rice-gruel Matched with spicy pulses- I pop in pills to cook, clean and scrub. I teach A, B, Cs to Reluctant kids.'.. is so nice.
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Mahtab Bangalee 19 January 2020
I scorn, I spurn, The silly ideas the crass ideals that make a woman bound, fettered, insane. Denied the luxury of A regular fever; ...../// beautiful womanhood writing; congrats for being selected this poem as POD
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Bharati Nayak 19 January 2020
I scorn, I spurn, The silly ideas the crass ideals that make a woman bound, fettered, insane. Denied the luxury of A regular fever; Denied the rice-gruel Matched with spicy pulses- I pop in pills to cook, clean and scrub. - - - - - A very powerful write- - - You are angry at steryotyped roles for women that bind them to four walls of house and that make women accountable for all things going wrong.Congratulations for being selected Poet of the Day!
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