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From womb to tomb

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Malathijagan, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Malathijagan

    Malathijagan Silver IL'ite

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    From womb to tomb


    Deep within, in her cosy home,
    nourished and safe, in her mother’s womb,
    she awaits the day, for a life of her own,
    little aware that it’s danger prone.
    Even in the womb, she’s not all that safe.
    Every passing day is a new lease of life.
    Violence against her starts right in the womb.
    “Will she survive, or will she not?”
    Even Almighty God, He knows that not.
    But lucky she is, she survives the first bid
    When her whole lot, wants the girl child rid.
    Now there she lies, on her mother’s lap
    waiting to grow, into a beautiful lass.
    She grows amidst violence-
    physical and emotional, all but in silence.
    Even as a child, her virginity is at stake.
    In bud she may be nipped even before she blooms.
    Lucky if she is, for a second time yet,
    From school to college she enters next.
    Eve teasing, acid attack and a dozen more crimes,
    Waiting to stalk her as every step she climbs.
    At home or in office, she’s always pushed around,
    Discriminated, dominated, bruised and battered.
    Yet bravely she walks, from womb to the tomb,
    Through the battle-field of life, all fully prepared.

    Dedicated to all women who think they identify with this poem.
     
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  2. vidhi

    vidhi Senior IL'ite

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    Dear Malathi

    Really touching. You have expressed so well. It is sad to read but true indeed. Keep posting. You express very well.

    Regards
    vidhi
     
  3. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Dear malathi,

    Good poem, very well said:2thumbsup:
     
  4. Vidhyathan

    Vidhyathan Senior IL'ite

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    hi Malathi,
    you explained the length of a woman's life in those few lines.
     
  5. chitrajan

    chitrajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Malathi,

    Great Poem. I am really glad to have met you through IL. Keep going.
     
  6. sudharsini

    sudharsini New IL'ite

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    Dear Malathi
    Your words are touching and great.:2thumbsup:
    bye
    sudharshini
     
  7. Malathijagan

    Malathijagan Silver IL'ite

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    Hi,
    Thank you one and all who have gone through my poem "From womb to tomb". In fact I should be thankful for the opportunity I have got to display my talents through IL.
    Malathi
     
  8. vidyavenky

    vidyavenky New IL'ite

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    Dear Malathi,

    The journey of a women's life is very well experessed in those 25 lines. Very well done. Great poem.

    :2thumbsup: ,
    vidya.
     

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