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Say ourselves to Love ourselves

A prolonged and profound expedition...............
Of a young, energetic and educated girl,
Eldest of sibling, over-burdened with family responsibilities,
Crossed the hurdle of child marriage,
Covered the barrier of higher education,
Stumbling block of being girl.......
Thanks to her parents, who stick around her!!!
All the day and night..... Sweating blood.... Sweating blood....

The girl got a profession.....
After completing higher education,
With lots of hope and expectation,
From family, friends, relatives and society,
Being the first post-graduate of the village,
The first girl in profession.

The girl got a profession.....
To work with rural poor especially women,
Illiterate but brilliant women,
Innocent and generous women,
Having superior intellect and inspiration,
End -less energy and enthusiasm,
Organised into small groups,
To change their lives and livelihoods...

The girl become a woman,
Beyond caste and creed,
Outside state and religion,
Buried all aspirations,
Become a mother.....Mother of two naughty kids,
Betrothed in sharing and caring,
Lost the hope of professional career,
Personal likes and dislikes rest and quest.....
To prepare two little kids into sensitive men.........

The hopes revived,
The woman back to profession,
Join hands ........hands of other women,
Thinking to fly high.......fly high to touch the sky,
Despite continuous reminders- you cannot touch the sky!!!
Because you are all women, weak, unsecured etc........,
But I tell you; yes we can touch it.......because.......
We are God’s children – just like men,

Everything is with us, as they have,
Wits, intellect, emotion and what not;
We are in a group; to share and care,
We have a link, a big knot,
A world link, a web-link –“web 2.0”
A strong will-power, to fight for our rights,
To dig up the ill-habits,
To uproot the norms; the society has made for us,
To be the change agents; for ourselves, for the generations to come.....
Be with “world pulse” in the years to come.
Say ourselves to Love ourselves.

Comments

Taha Mirani's picture

Beautiful

Evocative lines. Loved it.

Keep writing.

Rise and Shine.

Love

Taha Mirani

Minakshi's picture

it motivates

Dear Taha,
Thanks for your motivating words,
It gives the encourangement.
regards,
Minakshi

Aminah's picture

well done for the

well done for the courage.
never give up hope.
and this community is so very inspiring.
I have given up and here I am giving you hope and gaining hope in the process.

Regards
Aminah

Salaam
Aminah

Minakshi's picture

keep up the spirit

Dear Aminah,
Lets tell each other, never give up hope and aspiration.
This is why the forum is.
Best'
Minakshi

Sharontina's picture

My story!

I can see me in this poem. You are talented in bringing that thought to us dear. Good poetry. Keep sharing. Glad to connect with one more soul from India.

Love

Merlin Sharontina

Minakshi's picture

we are connected firmly

My dear,
Thank you . Birds of same feather flock together.We are connected ..... started our pilgrimage.
With Luv
Minakshi

Sharontina's picture

Connected!

Connected worldwide! And the bond is so strong.

Love.

Merlin Sharontina

Minakshi's picture

thanks dear

Thanks dear.
with loads of luv
Minakshi

William's picture

committed to helping others

Dear Minakshi, thank you for your poem/sharing. God has indeed called you to help your sisters, by giving you a very large heart with room for many people's stories. Congratulations in your accomplishments. Stay in touch through World Pulse and let me know what you are doing. Blessings, William

Minakshi's picture

sweet and kind words

Dear William,
My heart experience a kind of rest after listening to your kind and sweet words,
You please go to my profile to know about me and my work.
Regards,
minakshi

bhavna's picture

Hi

Dear Minakshi, beautifully accounted a story of a strong woman in this words.
Fly to touch the sky, you can and gaining strength from here to do the same.

Regards
bhavna

Minakshi's picture

strength from the forum

Hi Bhavna,
Thank you so much for assuring me to gain the strength from this forum.
Love,
Minakshi

Chinemu's picture

Excellent

Excellent piece so poetic and inspiring, I picture myself in your story.
Great work

Minakshi's picture

we are we

Thank you my dear,
No matter I am you or you are me, it is important that We are we.
Love,
Minakshi

j3ssm3ss's picture

Moving and Motivating

A very vivid poem Minakshi - I really enjoyed reading it and found it very inspiring. What it must be like to be the first post-graduate woman from your community?? It sounds like you have a had a very full life so far filled with challenges!

What brought you specifically to World Pulse? How do yo make use of the community to reach out to others? Who first introduced you to it? How has it changed things?

Thank you for writing :)

Minakshi's picture

Thank you

Dear J3ssm3ss,
Thank you so much for your kind encouraging words.
I am sorry that there is a missing link.

I will tell you the story of my journey to world pulse.

Regards,
Minakshi

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