A Woman called Me

I am a daughter
pampered and carefree ,
though sometimes spanked
for my brother is dearer than me …..
I am a sister
always loving and ever doting ,
sometimes angry as denigrated
for being arrogant and misbehaving …..
I am a wife
very demanding and judgemental ,
grumpy , eccentric , losing my cool ,
pampered daughter from a conservative pool …..
I believe am not a wife material
more suited as a friend ,
I can’t stand trial by the balance sheets
and have my poetry to defend …..
our equations are varied ,
with situations they differ ,
yet I must mould myself
as he has so much warmth to offer …..
I learnt it the hard way
better late than never ,
now I believe in admission ,
submission and cohesion forever …..
I am a mother
now , I have loads of love and compassion ,
whatever is the trigger
I can keep away aggression …..
I am a mother
and would always love to bear ,
all the stress and pain
though my kids might fear …..
I am a woman
sangfroid and indestructible
life is always beautiful
unfathomable indissoluble impenetrable …..
© Dr Swati A Gadgil , All Rights Reserved .

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About Dr Swati A Gadgil

Anaesthesiologist , practising since last 30 yrs in Mumbai and medico legal advisor. Counsellor for Children at Puberty , Parenting , Stress Management , Motivation and Peace MBBS DA LLM Postgraduate in Human Rights Postgraduate in Hospital management Founder President of NGO, Dombivli Women's Welfare Society and it's youth wing NayaSavera Published three books of poetry Columnist and writes on various topics like Stress Management Appointed by Times of India as Consultant for their NIE Newspaper In Education Program Recognised by Medical associations and Rotary Speaker and panelists on Tele media, print media and National and International conferences Taekwondo Red Belt

9 thoughts on “A Woman called Me

    1. Swati A Gadgil Post author

      Thank you dear Louis for appreciating the womanhood that we take pride in !

  1. amitapaul

    Although the unusual grammar of the language used at times put the precise meaning of the poet beyond me yet I can appreciate the depth of feeling with which this poem about feminine identity has been written

  2. VijayNair

    A delightful set of ”pictures” underlining the issues of patriarchy and the relevance of the genuine female discourse.Swati,do listen to the old(1964) song”You don’t own me.” It’s on youtube.

    1. Swati A Gadgil Post author

      Thank you Vijay sir for appreciating… I heard the song sir…it’s beautiful…

  3. Jagdish Singh Ramana

    “am a woman
    sangfroid and indestructible
    life is always beautiful
    unfathomable indissoluble impenetrable …..” Great adjectives aptly suits, and


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