I Mean It Poem by Bharati Nayak

I Mean It

Rating: 4.9

Why does my spirit make a nose dive
Why should someone try to degrade me
I have every right to make myself happy
Engrossed in my writing world of creativity

Am i destined to waste this life
Only doing the chores heaped on me
Just because I am a wife?
Am I not entitled to free time
To spend it on myself
In pursuit of my hobby?

I am i, a small i
Still I am i
And I mean it so
No one is my Lord
And I mean it , real!

Sunday, August 28, 2022
Topic(s) of this poem: responsibility,respect,family,family life,wife
Kim Barney 20 October 2022

You are very good at your 'hobby'. Keep writing!

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Indira Renganathan 01 September 2022

Self respect is a natural quality that everyone has....unfortunately women are expected to be extra selfless to lose their self respect .....why should we be so? is always a question ... beautiful write

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Bharati Nayak 01 September 2022

Thank you so much Madam for your kind words.In India women's status has not changed much.Particularly the mindset of people towards women has changed little.

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Bharati Nayak 01 September 2022

A woman is supposed to do all household chores, this is a thankless job having no remuneration or recognition for what she does for the family.

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Susan Williams 16 February 2023

thousands of stars and a heart-felt fav

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Susan Williams 16 February 2023

PART TWO--no matter how clean you get that dirty plate, it will not improve the world ---so WRITE ON, my friend, WRITE ON--- cuz you are a capital I in the world and in our eyes here at PH

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Susan Williams 16 February 2023

so---you write strong, heart-stirring, mind-stretching and lovely poetry that the world needs to hear and is benefited by hearing---

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Susan Williams 16 February 2023

well,3 times PH has told me to say less

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Susan Williams 16 February 2023

oh, let me make this loud and clear---yes you live with a small i because you have a lovely charming sense of 'humility' in a God-loving sense but girl, we see you as a great big I in PoemHunters! ! !

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Bharati Nayak 17 February 2023

Hi Susan Williams, your words are so powerful and so encouraging! I feel really grateful to have such friends like you.

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