Madathil Rajendran Nair

Gold Star - 27,657 Points (3rd December 1946 / Bombay, India)

Woman - Poem by Madathil Rajendran Nair

They said
You are my better half
Out of my rib you came
Bullshit, I say
You are the whole
You have never been half

Throw Adam to the winds
Eve was always full
All this talk about half and quarter
Coming off a rib whatever
Is just childish prattle
A woman is always full
As green as mother earth and lushly filled

My mom was full
A full woman all the while
No matter what my silly dad thought
No matter how many times she wept
Who would care what he felt
In his chauvinistic masculinity
That had no meaning
Beyond the hairs of his silly moustache
That greyed and died in time

We belong to a land
Where Mother reigns supreme
She stomps the heavens
As well as the earth below
She is the power
That creates the worlds
We call Her by a million names
And yet never are we satisfied

Woman, woman, woman
Mother, mother, mother
Get into the veins of men
Be their life-blood so
There always is a flow
Unto infinity
Unending procreativity

Oh woman, what is the world
Without you and your smile
Here are the flowers that I can find
From all over the earth
At your feet, never ever fret
Men know they can’t be
Without you on their left

Fools are they
Just forgive
For you are woman
You always forgive

Topic(s) of this poem: women

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Created just at the spur of the moment when I saw this announcement about women's day

Comments about Woman by Madathil Rajendran Nair

  • Madhuram Sharma (7/5/2017 6:36:00 AM)

    very nice poem heart touching (Report) Reply

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  • Sarah Persson (4/14/2017 5:56:00 AM)

    This poem really is a tribute to all women and how we should be appreciated. Let us never forget that without woman there is no man and without man there be no woman. We need each other and we need to appreciate and respect each other. Thank you for this wonderful poem. Definate 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (12/16/2016 2:24:00 PM)

    That greyed and died in time................ the moustache died? or was it dyed?

    Unending procreativity.........ok, this explains what you mean by full. the woman is always pregnant! ! ! !

    Men know they can’t be
    Without you on their left............maybe this thought was how the expression right hand man came about?

    For you are woman
    You always forgive................oh, maybe in India. i'm in the U.S. and have been married four times. woman may ignore, they may forget, but i'm not sure they EVER forgive a man! ! !

    bri :)
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    Bri Edwards (12/19/2016 10:50:00 PM)

    my answer to Madathil's question, below: YES, I LIKE TO, but it doesn't always happen! ! ! :) bri

    Madathil Rajendran Nair (12/18/2016 9:56:00 PM)

    Take it easy Bri. Don't you like to live in peace with them?

  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (10/26/2016 12:32:00 AM)

    Mother is a guide to her child, Yes sir, women are full,
    Nice writing.You may please read my poem on ladies and share your experience. Thank you.
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  • (9/21/2016 5:35:00 AM)

    Full men alone will be able to respect woman a full individual. This is my first realisation on reading the poem. It is the lack of confidence of man in himself, that makes him call his wife bharya (the one who is ruled/ controlled/owned) and ardhangini (better half?) .

    And, of course, the most important strength of woman is her patience (kshama in sanskrit, which also refers to Goddess Earth, justly) . So, the metaphor 'earth' suits woman the best.
    Thank you for sharing this fantastic poem.10.
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  • Nosheen Irfan (7/14/2016 1:48:00 AM)

    What an amazing tribute to women. A woman is always full...such reassuring words for women. As green as the mother earth and lushly filled....splendid verses. This poem has made my day.10plus. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (5/22/2015 12:43:00 PM)

    I thank you, pieced beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • Swapna Fernandez (5/12/2015 4:52:00 AM)

    A tribute to women....a good one sir.... (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (4/23/2015 2:55:00 AM)

    A woman is always full
    As green as mother earth and lushly filled... nice lines.....10

    evn imbalanced mother
    shall offer
    same kind of love
    which w could not believe
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  • Clarence Prince (4/22/2015 7:43:00 AM)

    Well, truth is, I never ever believe that a woman was only half full;
    nonetheless, I have to believe God and He says woman was made
    from one of man's ribs!
    Thanks for sharing, Madathil R Nair!
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  • Uma Ram (4/21/2015 3:01:00 PM)

    A woman is always full
    As green as mother earth and lushly filled
    Thanks to the lovely tribute to our race sir. Lovely. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for your valuable encouragement sir. I invite you to read my latest poem Awaiting miracles...
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (4/20/2015 7:56:00 PM)

    Fools are they
    Just forgive
    For you are woman
    You always forgive... lovely lines i share...10

    o motherr, sisters
    your blessings to all those
    who have no respect and trust to repose....
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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (4/19/2015 6:31:00 AM)

    The primordial masculine and feminine is represented in our mythology as Shiva and Shakti- the emptiness and energy. So we can see God or a Godess as the source of creation. Divinity goes beyond gender issues.

    What would Man be without Her?
    First as an helpless infant without a Mother
    Or in growing up as a caring Sister
    Or for that matter a doting wife that matters.........

    Very good poem Sir, keep your pen busy
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  • Josey Alfred (3/19/2015 11:48:00 PM)

    Yes, women is the most precious being the creator has ever created, if only her head and heart is governed by
    Wisdom and not feelings alone. The world will survive in harmony, if only if she teaches her children the ways of love and tolerance which will pave the way For peace, from their tender age.
    (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (3/16/2015 12:36:00 PM)

    Beautifully done.Sweet tribute. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/6/2015 10:10:00 AM)

    This is the best tribute you can give to the women's community as the International Women's day is close at hand! A society or nation where women are respected prosper faster than those where they are discriminated and abused! Happy will be the family life of those men who can see their wives on equal footing! Thanks for this flowery homage, Rajendran ji! (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (3/5/2015 10:11:00 AM)

    A very apt description of woman and you put it in a very forceful way. Adam and Eve story, along with other stories of this genre, we all know are silly babbles but yet they take us into some faraway land far away from our everyday mundane life and that is where we should leave it. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (3/4/2015 8:53:00 PM)

    Yes, believe or not, recognize or dump, praise or hate... matters little. Woman is always the supreme.She is the whole and soul to continue the race of mankind.... Thanks.

    You may read my poem A WOMAN
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/4/2015 12:02:00 AM)

    Oh woman, what is the world
    Without you and your smile
    Here are the flowers that I can find
    From all over the earth
    At your feet, never ever fret
    Men know they can’t be
    Without you on their left..........really sir. Fantastic composition. I appreciate your description. Many thanks.
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