Anupam Mishra is a language trainer. She has been teaching English for ten years. She loves to read and write poems, stories and articles.
A little girl was born in a small town
Unwanted she was being feminine,
The family wished for a baby boy
And couldn't digest the birth of this child,
Her charms couldn't get the attention
Of the people in her large paternal mansion,
But just considered her as a source of tension,
As she couldn't be the heir of the huge mansion.
Within a few years, a baby boy was born,
And the gloomy family had a celebration
to express their contented feeling of jubilation,
At the end, they got the heir of the mansion.
With the age, the expectations grew
The teen had got so many dreams new,
Some hormonal physical changes
Provoked her to revolt against the customs,
And she didn't accept any of the age-old traditions,
She longed to have reasons for every superstitions,
Thus, becoming an odd piece in her connections,
She stayed away from every relations
Getting engaged in her soulful invocations,
Drowned in the world of words
She developed a new world of perceptions.
But then too, to fulfil her carnal desires
She was trapped in the world of fake fires
Considering platonic love as her fervour,
She couldn't realise that desire was a cheater
Who was disguised as a passionate amour,
She was ready to leave the whole world
To stay with that newly found admirer
Who pretended to support her in every ardour.
The trust crushed like candy floss
As the lewd flew when the truth came out
And what left was just a black spot,
On the life of that teen who lost her self respect,
That part of her life was the very moment
When she easily accepted her defeat
And was ready to go with the trendy beat.
With the blink of the eye
The teen was no more a teen
She was grown up as a woman
As she was married to a man,
Her dreams started with him
And revolved only around him,
Neither friends nor any destiny
She'd just her husband's company,
She forgot all about her mutiny
Accepting her present as her fancy.
The world became more and more beautiful
Though that included just her family world little,
Her little family garden flourished with flowers,
The garden was nourished with love and affections,
Despite the differences in interests and expectations
Until there was no scope for any intruders.
There came a twist in the story
With the arrival of long lost deity,
Who tried to be perfect in every sense,
As she had made her world of greatness,
Devoting her life for the needy ones,
Spending her days with orphans
And with the dejected ones in old age homes,
Her arrival in our little garden was an avalanche
Which shattered the little garden of ours.
In Love With A Shadow
That little girl now as a woman
Had got a lot in the world of her own,
She started living her life once again
Just to give something to the next generation,
Though she was still obsessed with a shadow
Whom she considered as her companion new,
And shared everything that she felt or knew,
Hallucinated she was of the elusive love
Wandering in search of that fake fellow,
That never existed in the real show.
She kept on waiting for the response
Expecting that she might make some sense
But all her plea were ignored and shattered
With time she came out of that ignis fattus.
Quest for Love
She kept herself so engaged in her passion
That she really forgot about love or devotion,
Time and again she kept hiding her longings or ambition,
Knocking at the doors of many hermits and conmen
Just in hope of getting the salvation,
But for some reason, she was reminded of her form
And recalled the requirement of this physical form
When one of her childhood friends asked for a union,
Though she hated the idea and broke that connection
That was the point when the quest for love had begun.
Love in the Air
And finally, there arrived the love season,
It was neither infatuation nor with any expectation,
Just showering some blessings in the heart garden
Letting the little girl feel herself as an individual again,
Afar from any existing worldly relation,
She found her best companion,
Who could listen to her expression
Without engaging her in any prison.
© 2020 Anupam Mitu
Anupam Mitu (author) from MUMBAI on October 02, 2020:
Thank you Miebakagh
Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 28, 2020:
You're welcome. And I'm earger to read your works, which are usualy inspiring. Thanks
Anupam Mitu (author) from MUMBAI on September 27, 2020:
Eric: Thank you so much for reading and commenting
Vikas: Thank you for giving your time dear. I hope you could get the in-depth of my words.
Aditi: Thank you so much dear for your love and time. I am blessed that you read and expressed your feelings for my words.
Miebakagh: Thank you for reading and commenting
Flourish: Yes, dear. Hope you loved reading that.
Lora: Yes dear, a hypocritic society where they show the girls as deity but don't give her the privilege that they give to the other gender. Also the rules for both the genders are different.
Lora Hollings on September 27, 2020:
It is a shame that girls are not as valued as boys in some cultures. And being devalued as a child can stay with that person for the rest of their lives, effecting their self-esteem and having a very negative impact on them emotionally. Because of that, they can also end up in abusive relationships. Your thoughtful poem shows much insight and sensitivity about the psychological consequences of not treating children equally and not respecting them as individuals.
FlourishAnyway from USA on September 26, 2020:
She had quite an adventure in her life.
Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 26, 2020:
Anupam, this is very engaging. Thanks.
Aditi Bhattacharjee on September 26, 2020:
Anupam ,there is a paucity of words to decribe your poem .........an incredible masterpiece.....Keep going ahead.
Vikas mishra on September 26, 2020:
You won my heart....U r an outstanding writter.....I love to read ur all article and poems..
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 26, 2020:
Well done description of a fine lady's life. Very easy to read flow.
Anupam Mitu (author) from MUMBAI on September 26, 2020:
Thank you so much John for your comment. I'm glad that you loved reading the poem.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 26, 2020:
Very engaging writing here, Anupam. You described this girls journey very well in these poems.