I am a Woman, Flame on Ice

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For Delhi-based Journalist Mahima, her inspiration to believe in women power is her mother Meera Sharma. A single parent, who took the bull-of-life by its horns to save her two daughters from the clutches of a patriarchal mindset of her ‘other family’ and raised them to be two successful women in their own fields. Mahima’s first poem, in Different Truths, is dedicated to her mother, also a poet. 

When present was dark and future… wrong,
Existence was no longer a melodious song.
When Life seemed only a stormy… steep hill,
Among the clouds – dark and still.

Heart was low and hurdles high,
Lips longed to smile, but eyes would cry.

I paused, breathed and gathered my wings…I did not quit, I am a woman
Took the final flight with all my might… I did not fear, I am a woman.
Courage propelled my wings when I was hardest hit,
I am a woman, but I never quit.

My arduous flight with twists and unknown turns,
That is Life’s beauty, a woman learns.
Who can tell how close you are?
It might be near… when it seems far.

I never gave up when the hope was low,
And gave the hurdles… my strongest blow.
I pounced on enemies and never felt down,
Coz I knew so close was my golden crown.

Daughters are hope turned inside out,
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt.
My silver now shines bright… with hearts of gold,
My daughters my pride…my crown I am told.

I had the zest to chase a dream,
Bear all pain and did not scream,
My life is nothing but sugar and spice,
I am a woman, Flame on Ice.


©Mahima Sharma

Photos from Mahima Sharma and symbolic photos from the Internet.

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A science graduate from Delhi University and MA in Mass Communication, Mahima began her career with E-Lexicon PR & Mutual PR and Hindustan Times. Soon, ANI (a collaboration with Reuters) got her aboard, where she spread her wings in TV, Print & Digital Journalism. In 2010 Rajdeep Sardesai’s flagship primetime show gave her, a dream job at CNN-IBN. From May 2017, she is a freelance journalist. She is a poet and a Sufi at heart.