I am a woman, I win….

I’m a woman,
I’m a fighter,
I fought as a child,
I fought for my toys,
I fought to be chaste,
I fought for love,
I fought for motherhood,
I fought for faith,
I fought for opportunity,
I know how to put up a good fight,
To give it all of my souls true might,
To stoke my hearts fire,
Till it melts my resolve pure,
I know when to give up a fight,
To know when I have arrived right.

I do not have to pen these couplets,
Or worry that I may forget parts of it,
For its me, as poetic as much it can be,
No it didn’t slip into me in some reverie!

I’m a woman,
I know to win with loses,
I know to lose with wins,
Either way I win,
I’m a woman,

(c) Shashikala Sasidharan

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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 https://www.facebook.com/shashikalapoemsandthoughts/

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