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Saturday, 10 April 2021

In their Eyes (Magic and Alchemy)

 


In the eyes 
of my mother and grandmother,
I had seen broken dreams, 
missed opportunities
unfulfilled wishes
unfinished sentences
haunting them like a ghost
due to gender-inequality. 
I wonder how deep
their love for me has been;
They gave me the life
they dreamt but couldn't have;
They weaved a blanket 
of strength, love,
tenacity, and resilience
from all their brokenness
and sheathed me with it
so that I get to live
this privileged, liberated life.
And today, whenever
I fulfill a dream,
Win a verbal battle
Create opportunities for 
myself and my soul sisters,
I realize my mother and grandmother
are living their dream life through me;
Together we'll always be in this journey.

Purba Chakraborty

10.04.2021

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11 comments:

  1. That poem is so true. Describes generations of inequality but they continued to pass on their dreams
    Deepika Sharma

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  2. Things have improved. But still a log way to go. You have brought out the issue wonderfully through your poem. A reminder to us all.

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  3. Beautiful, though boys too have the same fate, often. Cursed to carry the burden of the failed dreams of their parents, specially father, on their shoulders.

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  4. Generations of women have dreams that are unfulfilled. They live vicariously through their progeny. An idea that is as old as it is beautiful!
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  5. True that people wish their children always have the life they never had....Beautifully written

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  6. yes, our earlier generations have struggled a lot and we need to prove better with the chance that the time has given us. lovely read.

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  7. This is the perfect poem for us to understand the struggle early generations have gone through!!

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  8. Loved the title and how you have interpreted it.

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  9. What a beautiful and powerful tribute to all the women who made us possible. Loved it Purba. Bravo.

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  10. We reap the benefits of the struggles of generations before us who toiled to give us this privilege. More reason for us to stand for our sisters!

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  11. Such a true one. Glad that people are understanding of what it is to be with broken dreams that too with gender inequality

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