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Rise woman, fear not your demons, you are the creator, you are your own savior too, let them have a glimpse of the mighty power within…
Here is the fifth winner of our September 2017 Muse of the Month contest, Srijata Saikia.
The cue for this month was from the movie Neerja. When Neerja is a married woman facing domestic violence, she calls up her father, who tells her to believe in herself and never lose hope. That tolerating injustice is as bad as committing it, and that one has to know where to draw a line, when to say, “No more!”
Bruised, but not broken
Maybe a million scars hidden
Eyes that shimmer and gleam
Infinite dreams under the lowered lashes
Calloused hands whose caress
Once cradled like a baby’s tender touch
Chaffed nails that once boasted of midnight’s glamour
Now crushed and lie scattered merging into the shadows….
Rise woman, fear not your demons
You are the creator, you are your own savior too
Let them have a glimpse of the mighty power within
Watch them quiver with the impending doom
Shower not your benevolence neither your love
But make them shiver with fright and let them shout
Beg not for mercy
Neither for your freedom to live
Fight for your own self
Let them hear your voice
Show them not, the cheeks that burned
From the humiliation, not from the hundred slaps
Cover your arms, those ghastly marks
The gifts of forced pleasures
But yes! Show them your spirit
The will to survive
To say “No. Not anymore!”
For you are courage and you are hope
You are the indomitable strength
You are the beginning and also the end,
Yes you are a Woman.
Srijata Saikia wins a Rs 250 Amazon voucher, as well as a chance to be picked one among the top winners at the end of 2017. Congratulations!
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