Woman, Why Thou At Mercy In Men's Society? Poem by Dr. M. Asim Nehal

Woman, Why Thou At Mercy In Men's Society?

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This world, gave you many names and shades
Sometimes they said that you are their inspiration
and sometime they said you are their weaknesses
Everywhere and every time they made you culprit.

You were suppressed and deprived of rights
And other times they called by names and
Then they expected you to behold the family
Their lustful eyes pierced through your innocence.

And sometimes you were thrown into a market
Like a "False Coin"
You were made objects of striptease
and given a title of "Society Spoiler".

Sometimes troubled you by allegations
and other times by crooked smile
Sometimes decorated you with ornaments
and other times forced you for favors.

Never gave you freedom to excel,
always controlled you under their heels
Even to the extent that your progeny
they added their surname.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: social behaviour,women
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 11 October 2016

Excellent presentation of the past of a woman....10

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Bri Edwards 14 October 2016

ok, found submit button finally after failing to get it copied and pasted as a message. bri ;)

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Bri Edwards 14 October 2016

I'M sure i've seen that photo of 'you' in the hat a long time ago. nice. and thanks for the bio material about you. now to read the above; i already glanced at some comments. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - sur·name 's?r?nam/ noun noun: surname; plural noun: surnames 1. a hereditary name common to all members of a family, as distinct from a given name. synonyms: family name, last name; patronymic his real surname is MacNeil archaic a name, title, or epithet added to a person's name, especially one indicating their birthplace or a particular quality or achievement. by his successes there, he acquired the surname of “the African.” - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - so, i would say the use of the father's surname for the children is not a bad thing, but i think some Spanish societies use the surnames of both parents. it would be more convenient for genealogists that way. in stanza one, i will assume by inspiration you mean inspiration to do something 'wrong/bad/etc'? ? [[ otherwise, i think of using the word inspiration to give credit for something 'right/good'.]] i say that because you follow by saying: Everywhere and every time they made you culprit. culprit brings to my mind wrong/bad. i suppose women HAVE been ill-treated by men more than men have been ill-treated by women. but men have also been ill-treated by men. AND....................if you could have seen how my three previous wives treated me, you might have felt sorry for me....................................................if you (the reader) are a man. ha ha bri :) so, in Indian, how are children named? ? ? ? ? well! i see NO SUBMIT BUTTON! I'LL TRY SENDING as a message.

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Edward Kofi Louis 13 October 2016

Writing about the truth seen in the world! ! About women. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Savita Tyagi 12 October 2016

Great poem expressing the perpetual struggle of what identity and status is suitable for a woman. There are no easy answers. With changing times each generation has its own way of thinking. It is not only women. I think men also go through this crises. But do not talk about it same way.

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Aarzoo Mehek 12 October 2016

These words from a man's pen is appreciated. Wish anyone could give answers to these questions. Very well written thought Asim... I'am still searching for the answers... Why can't a woman have her own identity? Is it asking for much...1000++++ for this beautiful thought.

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