Veiled Choice…

I love a silk veil,
It keeps my hair untangled.
I love a cotton scarf,
to shade scalp from searing heat.
I love a tight one wound around,
To put away all that dust and grime.
I love a soft woolen cape,
To save my ears, thoughts from freeze.
And on some days I love a colorful one,
To frame my chubby face narrower.
I love them the veils,scarves, capes, hoods,
If they heal me, save me, identify me why shouldn’t I?
But then it should be a choice with change,
A commitment just between the supreme and conscience.
Not defined by the Men and their Laws,
Nor should be judged by the pretentious,
Its my life, my choice and my love.
To have one or not to…

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About Shashikala Sasidharan Elambakkattu

Shashikala S. is Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Rutgers University, USA working on developmental genetic and cellbiology. She has a doctorate in Proteomics and Cell Biology (Bio-technology) from Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Biotechnology (DBT), INDIA. And is actively involved with academic research, but poetry and painting are her passion. She writes on the realms of cosmic spirituality,nature's mysticism and egalitarian philosophy. Her poems have been published Kannur University Magazine, Tellicherry, Kerala and in anthologies 'Resonance" by "Poets Artists Unplugged" and "Across The Way" and at

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