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O' Woman!

written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH

 

O, Woman! You have it in you
to stand up against the wind, undaunted
When it blows harsh on you,
merciless, derailing, devastating...

No, not alone you are
or what if you are alone
In you, lies the power to sprout
even on arid planes
You, the mother nature ever renewing
shedding old contours
in tandem with the eclipse of the moon
to emerge anew, afresh on yonder crested hills...

the ever alive fountainhead you are
sprinkling kindness, care, and love
on whoever comes around,
the herd of tired pilgrims...

When the world gropes in darkness
and fret in dismay drooping,
You shower radiance divine
igniting the guiding light...

the barren blooms,
birds flutter, nature rouses
in your magnetic touch...

the river that flows covering
caverns of hurts and wounds,
you flow, you smile...

your burns turn
to learning lessons for you
to walk through
fire with faith and hope...

strong and soulful you are
O, woman, you have it in you
to stand up against the wind,
undaunted.

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph retired as Head of the Dept. of English, St. Xaviers College, Kerala, India and now serves as Professor of Communicative English. She, a bilingual writer, has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry (of William Carlos Williams). She has published 9 books of Poems - Aching Melodies (Patridge, Penguin), Autumn Leaves, December Dews, Myna's Musings, It Rains,The Bird with Wings of Fire, Where Cicadas Sing in Mirth (all by Authors Press New Delhi), Firefly Flickers, Hidumbi - novel (by Xpress Publications, Kerala) and Pokkuveyil Vettangal (poems, Malayalam). Dr. Molly writes travelogues and short stories and has won several awards. The India Women Achiever's Award 2019, Wordsmith Award 2018 and Award on Experimental Poetry 2020. She represented India in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Literary Festival 2019.
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