Saturday, December 6, 2008

I, Woman Of Today

Forgive me mother, for I no longer stick to your ideals.
I have foregone the customary path.
Given in to the wildest of wrath,
Come out unscathed and
embraced all that you call fiend.

Forgive me father, for I’m no longer your little girl
or the delicate maiden you thought I’d become.
I am not afraid to walk out into the sun,
in the open to a world that was once scary.
None of those warnings intimidate me.

Forgive me my country of birth;
Forgive me if it is up to you.
For I do not believe endurance is my virtue.
I have endured enough, enough have I suffered;
Now I come of age, wary yet unruffled.

Forgive me world, for I have broken barriers.
I am no longer what you want me to be.
I am no longer the silent voice of mutiny.
For now I speak out in a voice loud and firm.
I fear not your stares or words of criticism.

Forgiveness I ask not of shame or defeat
Forgiveness I ask for I tread the forbidden path
I am no longer ‘the weak’ that you chose to disregard.
Long gone is the day when I wept in a corner.
No longer at your mercy, I am independent and stronger.

58 comments:

Princess Mia said...

wow.....kudos babes......i like the feminist side of ya.....

good one.....after reading yur poem i feel proud too to be a woman of today ;)

Kartz said...

Hmmm... And what a way to come back. :P :)

"Tread the forbidden path..." - Reminds me of Frost... "I took the one less traveled by, || And that has made all the difference."

Strong words...

Peace.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Keep going girl!That's the way to be :)

Writing for Crows said...

Independent and Stronger. ah you remind me of Daft Punk. ;-)

I like your style of poetry.

Divya said...

@ princess mia
thank you.. i'm glad you do!

Divya said...

@ kartz

hehe.. i know it isn't great.. but i guess i'll have to get into the blogging mode to start writing well!

Divya said...

@ sameera
:)

Divya said...

@ writing for crows
lol.. wow!
thanks :)
i like your name :D

Leo said...

awesome divvy!! classy return...

u r asking forgiveness for breaking barriers?? nah...no dear, barriers are meant to be broken...

ideals are also sometimes barriers...
shame and defeat?? they are not hindrances, for they make u stronger... glad u are stronger.. keep going and no one can disregard u...!! :)

Kartz said...

Oh you'll! I know that only too well... :)

Peace.

Richa said...

ths really lovely..

n really relative..

gr8 work buddy.. :)

welcome back!!

Think Tank said...

oh my...divvi comes back with a bang ..an echoing one ..i think its written perfectlty ..get it published sweety

HP said...

you're BACK !!!!!!!!!

super!

Swati said...

*rajnikanth ishtyle*
soooooper ma :P

seriously. gets the point straight thru!

jaab bhery bhery well done my child! :)
me proud of ya :D

Divya said...

@ vinay
im not asking forgiveness because i believe what i do is wrong. i say so only to show that even though i am aware of what the world think is ideal, i don't agree to it anymore for i have carved a niche for myself.
when i say i, i speak for the woman community of course.


why the change of name btw?

Divya said...

@ kartz

:D

Divya said...

@ richa
thank you :)

Divya said...

@ think tank

you make me flyyyyyyy so highhhhhhhh :D

i see ur a feminist!

Divya said...

@ HP

i am!!! =D

Divya said...

@ swati

danke danke

hum bharathiya naari's image change karne waalo mein se hai :P

Shankz said...

Welcome to real world....

Glad to see another join us...

Hope to see you join us in the fight...

(Ref: The Matrix)

Couple o'things:

1. www.smallchange.in

2. www.abillionhands.com

3. Mr. Big - Wild World

And if you wanna leave take good care

Hope you have a lot of nice things to wear

A lot of nice things turn bad out there

Oh baby, baby, it's a wild world

It's hard to get by just upon a smile

(yeah...) oh baby, it's a wild world


Anyways, was expecting a nice post.... got disappointed..
(in myself, for expecting just nice..!! :P)

RiverSoul said...

Beautiful work
:)
I see a liberation of sorts in ur words.
Its something I've been wanting to see for a long time
:)
Thank you.
I'll be posting on this theme soon, in a slightly altered angle
:)
Seek ur permission to link to this post, in that post of mine
:)
:)

Leo said...

why change of name?? :P

oh sorry, i 4get, u missed some of my posts on the way to the 100th!! :)

it was just something i did to celebrate 100th...!! siddharth gave me that pen name long back... tht i'd use it now!! :)

Prashant Sree said...

Well written lines... Keep Living !!

Divya said...

@ shankz

for a minute i was :O :'(


:P :P

Divya said...

@ riversoul

thanks. i have absolutely no problem at all.. its all about the girl power after all ;)

Divya said...

@ leo/ vinay

can i call you vinay? i like that better :P :D

sorry about missing out on all that tho :(

Leo said...

u call me vinay itself...
leo is only pen name not real name... i dont think parents will allow even if i wanted to change it to leo!! :P

hey divvy, can i add u on gtalk? or msgr? if yes do give me the id...
u can use a post older than a week...comment moderation is enabled so i wont publish it...

CяŷştąŁ said...

What a well-suited post in the times of tofay..when women are gradually moving out of their coccoons and leveling shoulders with the darker sex..
Kudos!
Thaks for following my blog..will do the same gradually..and try to stay in touch with your blog..tc

Arjun said...

Nice presentation of present women.... :)
Nice post..

Cheers..!!
Arjun

Kartz said...

Heh heh heh... You were right with what you said on Mahuls page (referring to Richas guest post there). Chn traffic... :D And no to forget the *incantations* exchanged. ;)

Peace.

Shankz said...

My reply to your comment back there...!!

Rakesh said...

women today have grown in leaps and bounces..its really nice to see women being in fore front in any walk of life..
Kudos to u girl

Divya said...

@ vinay
hehe.. sure :)

Divya said...

@ crystal
thank you :)
do come back!

Divya said...

@ arjun

thank you for reading and commenting :)

Divya said...

@ kartz

haha! i see you are another chennai traffic victim :P
lol.. 'incantations'.. i agree i agree :P ;)

Divya said...

@ rakesh

sure we are!! :D yay for us ;)

CяŷştąŁ said...

I will..infact I already have..=)
No updates :(

Shrav said...

That was a really nice one! You are independent and stronger and back again with a bang!! The feminity to the rather rugged girl is quite interesting!

and welcome back to blogging:):)

Divya said...

@ crystal

oh goodieeeeee :) :P

yes very soon, got exams so tied up with that.

Divya said...

haha!
yeah i never saw it like that! that's nice :D
thank you thank you :)

Kartz said...

I am a victim in my city of residence! ;) :D

---
Thanks for the readership. Much obliged.

Boo! You have a new follower too!

Peace.

Divya said...

@ kartz

haha! aren't we all?? ;)

my pleasure :) thanks!

:-) said...

Wow.. Woman of Today,, indeed.. :-)

nice,, powerful verse,, Divya.. :-)

Divya said...

thank you :)

Mahul Bhattacharya said...

Brilliant!

ANWESA said...

yes,we tread the untrodden paths,
our heads bear thorns of pain but we make our own lives.

Divya said...

@ mahul
:)

Divya said...

@ anwesa

couldn't have put it better :)

Vijay Kumar Sappatti said...

dear madam,

this is awasoeme... i enjoyed this blog and its posts.

kudos

Pls visit my blog : http://poemsofvijay.blogspot.com/

Divya said...

gracias! =D

Phoenix said...

wow one of the most empowering posts ive ever read...

Divya said...

thank you!!

Twisted Elegance.... said...

hmmmm a maverick in the making??

Divya said...

oh I'd like to think so :P

Warren Buffet if u believe... said...

you don't have to seek forgiveness for things you deserved. Rather you should forgive(a trait of powerful and a jewel of women) this world for denying your rights and forcing you to stand and fight.

wonder post..!!
regards
Anshul

Divya said...

thanks and well said!