From one to another

‘Man’
I am a woman.
As much flesh and blood as you.
I have lain in my mother’s warmth and security
for the same time as you.
Like you, I have seen the sun
and felt the wind.
The same red blood runs in
my veins.
I feel joy and sorrow
and pain
Just like you do.
The day you realize this
that I am as much human as you
may be then you might be reborn –
as a man.

You can bruise me,
you can batter me
but my spirit will remain
forever free.
And you know what,
I really feel pity
when I see you struggle
to show your might.
May be when you learn
what respect is,
what compassion is,
what kindness is,
may be then
you will be reborn-
as a Man.

© Vineetha Mekkoth

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About Vineetha

Poet, writer, translator, editor Based in India. Has published poems in various anthologies. Is on the translators panel of the Kerala Sahitya Academy. Her poems have been included in the Brian Wrixon anthologies 'Words on the Winds of Change' and 'Women of One World'. She has also coauthored a poem with Gaurangi Patel which has been included in the 'Duet Anthology' brought out by XpressPublications. She has been selected for the ICOP Critics Award for March 2015 and her poem 'Reflections' is on the list of Highly Commended poems for the month selected by Destiny Poets, UK. In April 2015 her poem was published on the blog 'Incredible Women of India'. In the same month, April 2015, her poem 'Ashtavakra' was chosen as the Poem of the Month by Destiny Poets' International Community of Poets. In July 2015 her poem 'Nightscape' was one of the Highly recommended poems by Destiny Poets. So too in October 2015 her poem, 'Peace Always' was in the list of Highly Recommended poems by ICOP. Has been co-editor of 'Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered'. Her debut poetry collection, 'Ashtavakra and Other Poems' was published in August 2017 by Authorspress, New Delhi

10 thoughts on “From one to another

  1. Aquarius Post author

    Thank you, Santosh.
    Reena, thank you. Seeing you and feeling at home.
    Louis sir, thank you for approving and appreciating.

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  2. SamTem

    So true very deep and filled with lot of emotion essaying the reality of life that men and women are same. We all feel deeply hurt when people see them different. Yes but Women are superior in the regards. thanks for such deep and emotional poem…great penning. Welcome Veenetha

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