Here’s a woman-centric poem by Madhumita, for Different Truths.
Her heart is full of aches and pains
Her mind surrounded with clutter
From the outside world, utter
Grief, un-reined thoughts and confusion
Full of impatience and irritation
She sits in a stony silence
Shrouded in a veil of depression.
Her life falls in shreds around her
Like the bud ripped apart in the
Turbulent storm and the raindrop shower
The path she chose to tread so full
Of trust & love & confidence
Led her nowhere but to hurts, wounds, fright
And wear and tear of her conscience.
She staggers and struggles
On the thorns and the painful pebbles
Searching for the lost road to
Her near and dears, for all
The places, memories and people
So full of love, trust, joy and
Purity of the heart, that is as clear as crystal.
Experiences make her tread back
She is weak, unable to fight
Any more battle or struggle
Tears well in her eyes as she
Fights the temptation
To sit, pull away from the surreal
And forever rest in her Mom’s arm cradle.
The salt in her tears blur her vision
As she feels the emptiness within
The weariness and shadows of time gone by
She is unable to trace her purpose
Or her life’s definition, she reflects
On her perceptions of the right & wrong
As her soul yearns for emancipation.
She tries to clear the cobwebs of confusion
Frustrations and the demons of time
Too weak to fight the storm, failing relations
And her hurting emotions
With not a strong shoulder to lean on
She wants the journey to shorten
And everything around her to darken.
Will there be her loved one to walk along her side
To help her find the courage to give a tough fight
Will she overcome the weariness of her soul,
And traverse the long journey of life
Will she chase away the darkness?
And bravely face the dawn, as before
With immense love, trust and eagerness.
Who will be her friend forever?
Walking with her, helping her stand
When she’s weary, with her hand in hand
Filling up the emptiness with cheer &happiness
Helping her to find her path,
Lending her strength, guiding towards her destination,
And help her take the small steps to decisiveness.
Oh! She is a fighter brave,
She will stand up and walk ahead
Win all battles and win over hearts
Will fill all lives with love and joy
Colour them and make them vibrant
Engulf all and one with her care and warmth
Reach out to all from within her heart
Her centre that houses love, devotion
Where thrive faith, trust and all beautiful emotions…
©Madhumita Bhattacharjee Nayyar
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Madhumita Bhattacharjee Nayyar writes in Hindi and English. A poet, blogger, life-skill counsellor, healer, a social commentator, she works with women and children. She started her career with the media, moving on to the perfumes and cosmetics sector. She wrote and edited for the MEA, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, and various other Universities. Her works have been published in various national and international magazines, newspapers, web magazines, journals, anthologies. She is an avid animal lover too.