I am the Woman who made you a Man

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-127
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

I AM THE WOMAN WHO MADE YOU A MAN

I gave you birth,
but for me, you are here.
but for me, you are what you are
a man with a distinct identity.
It is because of my touch of grace,
your world is so beautiful and fascinating.
When I am not with you, how horrible and wretched life is, no one knows it better than you.
Forget not
Without me, you are in the abyss,
don’t have a sky overhead
and earth to stand on.

In the form of a mother, sister, lover, friend and wife
I nourished you all long without expecting anything even your love and concern in return.
In my loving care
you survived and grew into a man
All along I stood by you,
looking after your wants, comforts, necessities and luxuries without caring for my own.
You, your manhood, affluence, status and position stand on my sweat and blood.
But you are never prepared to accept me as someone at par, an equal partner in all your endeavour
You treat me as a lesser mortal
who has come from a different island to play
a role as you wish and desire

Your biggest problem is your male ego and mine is accepting the same without hesitation.
Give me my due!
Who has been with you in every summer, complementing and supplementing you in every manner?
Honour me, honour the women in me, my dignity, or else you will reap the consequence.
Remember your golden Lanka is not forever.

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty© 10.7.19
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About Smruti

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

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