Unbroken [#Poem]

Posted: September 22, 2017

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!”

Unbroken

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! 

Image source: pexels

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