I am the Female

I am a female.
I am the world
and the universe .
God created me
to procreate ,
the coming generations.
And to continue
the race of man kind.
But the man forgot ,
the essence of my being.
I became just an object
of desire and recreation.
You stamped me
as your property,
You forced me with
your lust and ruled.
You forgot the power
of divine goddesses.
You enslaved me
to the entire core.
I cooked,I reared
I smiled with
my tear stained face.
You ogle at me,
you pass dirty remarks.
You put the limits
to my freedom.
I can not go
out after dark.
My chastity is at risk
still ,whether it is
daytime or night.
You overpower me,
just because physically
I may not equally fight.
You forgot the divine soul
that resides in me.
Enough is enough..
I will bear no more.
Whether it is acid attack
or acrid words from you
I will hear no more.
I raise my voice now
I put my feet down.
I refuse to obey any more,
You sick pervert clown.
I have got my self respect,
I have got my dignity to save.
I bore all burdens for ages
Now I will be fearless and brave.
I will win back my freedom
I refuse to be your slave.
It has been ages now
now give me my due.
And you will get all
the respect and love
that you deserve
in exchange and in lieu.

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About Nalini Srivastava

I am an Indian.I write to let go of myself.It is my catharsis.My biggest inspiration is my son and every passing moment of life.I am a teacher by profession and the way I love to write ,I love to teach.With my one solo poetry book already published "Feminine Musings" hope many more will see the light.

10 thoughts on “I am the Female

  1. Jagdish Singh Ramana

    A striking wave of feminism.
    “You forgot the divine soul
    that resides in me.”- a lesson to be learnt, and it’s not only question on the patriarchal society but solves through these lines: “And you will get all
    the respect and love
    that you deserve
    in exchange and in lieu.”

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  2. amitapaul

    This is a powerful and poignant anthem for the liberation of women from exploitative patriarchal distortions of the natural equal relationship between genders

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  3. Pushmaotee Subrun

    Enough is enough …realised a little late after all the abuse and suffering but it has been ultimately voiced out… the poem is a cry for more respect for women who are looked down and taken for granted…

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