Sep 4, 2010

RETURN

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 14; the fourteenth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

Shared my mother's flesh
heard her heart beat
saw nothing but darkness
amidst the smooth fluids

I felt my mother's breathe
I touched her precious womb
I knew not how she looked
the most beautiful I ever imagined

To see her I yearned
and the day finally arrived
when I left the bag of wool
to the basket of love

I saw light for the first time
it almost scared me
her arms gave me comfort
her hug brought me pleasure

In her comfort I slept
only to wake up in trash
am abandoned by her
may be she was forced to

I cried of hunger, of pain
no one heard, no one cared
I left that cruel world
returned to eternal darkness

am a girl, just like my mom was
am a girl, who shall give birth to a world
am a girl, my womb shapes lives
am a girl, is it my mistake??

What shall happen if I decide
never to return to that dirty world
never to enter a sacred womb
never to see light, so not to be killed

But am a woman with heart
I shall return back to let live world
you may be cruel to me
but I cant be as I am a Mother too

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46 comments:

Ritu said...

Really sweet one ... not much of a poetry person, but this was easy to read - lovely in its simplicity

riikainfinityy.com said...

Amazing :D Love your words and the flow of this poem ^^~

Amity said...

This is sad Yamini, but it happens every time, beyond the innocent baby's control!

That tinge of sadness expressed by the baby sure gives a lot of lesson to future mothers!

Beautiful Yamini, I love the poetess in you!

All the best! :)

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

the poem was sweet and simple to read. Nice one!!!

Someone Is Special said...

Simple and cute poem.. I loved it..

--Someone Is Special--

Dreamer said...

Sad! I like the message that the poem is conveying. We need more thoughts like these to really save baby girls.

Jaspreet said...

The poem flowed well-it was a sad tale but the message that you've given and the positivity in the end is what makes it stand out.Truly a touchy and a wonderful piece.
All the best!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Ritu

thank you dear..!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@riikainfinity

thank you dear.!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@amity

thank you dear...i wish it helps the future mothers care for their little girls..!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Siddhesh

thank you dear..!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Someone is special

thank you dear..!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Dreamers

thank you dear...but i dont think just thought shall save the baby girls...we shall act too..!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Jaspreet

thank you dear..!!

astrosunilnomy said...

nice post, loved the way you applied for a social cause, i suppose nowadays incidents are reducing, but still need more public awareness anyway. All the best for BAT

Bedlam said...

Very touching post.. Very well said.. A mother can never be cruel.. Time could be.. :)

The Fool said...

Relavent idea in the broader Indian social context (not too relavent for educated indian middle class)beautifully expressed.

Rumya said...

A poem with a social message. Very true to our Indian Society. All the Best for BAT - 14.

MAVERICK said...

The poem was quite interesting and full of innocent emotions. Strange though the topic surely has made many of the bloggers relive the memories of their mothers in different sense and concept, but it seems every one has done immense justice in their respective sense. Probably this return signified the return of beautiful memories of their past while it moved others to return to their loved ones.All in all a great poem.
All the best for BAT

binzy said...

It's beautifully conceived.....tells the poignant tale of gender discrimination. Awesome !!

Kevin said...

Your post reflects the very title of your blog! Liked the simplicity that acted as a veil to something that's so cruel in society.
Kudos n cheerz!

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

I cried of hunger, of pain
no one heard, no one cared
I left that cruel world
returned to eternal darkness

Very touching

Sidra Sayeed said...

"in her comfort i slept only to wake up in trash" bit definitely shook it up. It's a worthy cause, awareness is key.

Brijender Singh said...

The hope and faith you inspire by not letting the protagonist succumb to her own tragedies is what makes this poem very,very touching.
ATB for BATOM

D2 said...

Touching poem; and the last line is an eye-opener.
I loved the simplicity of your lines.
All the best for BAT

Kshitij said...

Me first time here. Really liked the poem.

I wonder we all spend so much writing about social issues... Instead, we should spend time writing 1 post less and use that time collectively to take some action.

(Please dont take this personally - it goes for me as well. Just got this thought.)

I like your land of dreams :)
Good luck for BAT.

Mahesh Kalaal said...

Touching and poignant .....
reflects the gender bias very powerfully and emotionally

this post is worthy to be a winner :)

nijanga manasuki hathukune vidangaa raasavu :)

Dil se said...

A very touching and heart wrenching reality, very beautifully expressed in words.
Absolutely loved it.

Sadiya said...

wow! really nice!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Astrosunilnomy

thank you friend..!!! incidents are reducing in the urban cities..but in certain states like rajasthan, haryana etc its still on...!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Bedlam

thank you dear...yes rightly said a mother can never be cruel, but the time has changed the truth even..!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@The Fool

thank you friend...yes education is the main go for reducing this problem..!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Rumya

thank you dear..!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Maverick

thank you friend...thanks for a new illustration of my poem..!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Binzy

thank you friend...!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Kevin

thank you friend..!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Md.Muddasir Shah

thank you dear..!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Sidra Sayeed

thank you friend..!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Brijender

thank you..!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@D2

thank you..!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@kshitij

thank you friend...I think am not one of those who only write and not act...i am a social activist working for girl children...so am trying to do whatever i can to help girl children..!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Mahesh

thank you dear..!!!

meeku antha baga nachinanduku santoshamu..!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@Dil se

thank you friend..!!!

Ms.Meduri said...

@sadiya

thank you friend..!!!

Sweta said...

very touchy.... and the true feeling of the woman... Best of luck for BAT :)

Shilpa Garg said...

Simple, poignant and socially relevant...liked your expression and take on this topic for BAT.
Good luck for BAT.
Cheers :)