A powerful, hard-hitting poem about the Every Woman, the everyday diva.
A fire burning my essence
and scattering ashes of unknown
stories that fade within
dreams are no more dreams
but desires of long lost destinies that
could have been my own
I walk on tales sang by the
witnesses of my own land in which
they demarcate my roles
sometimes a deity and
sometimes evil since they believe
I am a deceitful foetus
I have seen miseries, love,
goodness and moments of brutality
when my existence feared
a pseudo world of words
weaving my life in which I have
nothing to say or act…
amidst such claustrophobic
walls of generic nuisances I rise each
time to play the phoenix
an epic of a wandering river
in search of an ancient sea.
The Irrepressible ‘ She’ – a poem by Divya Rajgaria
I am no Goddess… – a poem about the everyday diva by Anindita Bose
Where Goddesses Cry – a thought-provoking poem by Rhiti Bose.
Woman – a poem by Daipayan Nair
Wish – a son remembers his mother poem by Amitava Nag
The Separation – a short story by Maya Khandelwal
The Last Night of My Life – a short story by Nikita Goel
Rise and Shine – a touching mother’s musing about her daughter by Santosh Bakaya
Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas – A Book Review – by Maya Khandelwal
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