The Undaunted Me [#Poetry]

"The undaunted me will not remain fettered by your patriarchal chains," says the woman in this evocative poem.

“The undaunted me will not remain fettered by your patriarchal chains,” says the woman in this evocative poem.

I kicked off
Your decrepit shield of norms
And I lifted my veil
You frowned and fussed
Used your feigned chivalry
To let the fear prevail

I dared to hold a hand
Love, endear and rebel
You condemned, commanded
Abused and butchered
For you wanted me
In silence to dwell

With the power of my pen
I voiced my dissent
You gave me lessons in morality
A string of ‘fatwas’ you sent
Unabated I surged ahead
Without any remorse
For the rules I bent

I vowed to learn
To keep the flame
Of education kindled
You put a gun on my head
There I was
An unwavering soul
Not once I dwindled

I defy your whims and fancies
For I am here
To carve my own path
I will ascend, assert and aspire
Demand and desire
Renounce, love and dream
Don’t you scare me
With the aftermath!

I will dare and dazzle
I will challenge
Rise and roar
The woman in me
Will keep yearning for more!

I shall continue
To walk the unconventional lanes
Wearing my vigour and resolve
You may warn, thwart
Repress and restrain me
Like a phoenix I shall evolve!

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I have a Taslima
A Malala and a Gurmehar in me
I will indeed speak my mind
And this is the way
I shall be!

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Nandita Sharma

I writer by 'will' , 'destiny' , 'genes', & 'profession' love to write as it is the perfect food for my soul's hunger pangs'. Writing since the age of seven, beginning with poetry, freelancing, scripting and read more...

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