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Wednesday, 19 November 2008

She


There she stands - head held high.
She wants no aid.
No, none at all... She resides,
Behind a bulwark barricade.

She wants no part of them people.
For unto her, they had brought only harm and hurt.
She stands alone - all by herself,
The stoic and stony introvert...

Her life, she leads the way she wants.
And in the darkness of night,
Those shy, silent tears, she lets weep
As she awaits a new day’s light.
---


Okay… I am my worst critic; this isn’t the best of poetry that I have written. A writer’s block coupled with pending assessments is a pretty lethal combination :( Ah well… 

Hey! I heard today is/was International Men’s Day… And I came up with this post? Just a humble attempt; dedicated to womanhood and the stoic women I have met in my twenty-two (and counting) journeys around the sun. Peace be upon ye.

62 comments:

WarmSunshine said...

Hi Kartz

Well.... you don't have to add that humble note at the end cz i really liked it and i'm sure others will love it too :)

And for the first time, i didn;t have to open my PC dictionary to read your post :D

Happy blogging!

Richa said...

hey hey

naah it wasn good n u know i am ur fan :)
missed u loads n hopin to c u more regular now on since u r over with training..

n belated happy men's day :)

cheers!!

Diva said...

Beautiful.... There is so much of the girl power thought in mah head right now!!!!
So this blog makes me more ecstatic as I read it. :) :)
but it also conveys a lot...
I think every girl by nature is very soft-hearted and loving(we are made that way... its only as she grows up that she learns to stand up for her own self!!!!
Its a lovely poem...
cheers
Diva

Sneha said...

Nice One.:)

ANWESA said...

nice dedication!!happy international men's day !!(i too dint kno..)

Priya Joyce said...

fantastic the dedication and the thot to do tat was super cool
:)
lovely piece

Tshhar Mangal said...

SOme award for u is lying at my blog buddy
check it out

Gauri Mathur said...

That was CuTe:)..Seriously!!:):):-)

n vaise bhi i tink she character is in demand very much these days..me also scribble on she sometimes and you also.,hehe

good good.:):)

Tara said...

I loved it Kartz! Tres bien! Parfaite pour la moderne Indienne femme! (I hope I got that right...has been ages I studied French!) Echoes the sentiment really well! Good work! Keep the words flowing! :)

My first time here! Thanks for dropping by!

jake said...

Cool one boss... neato!

Kartz said...

@Mehreen

Thanks a lot... But I seriously felt this was in no way near my best.

Kartz said...

@Richa

"naah it wasn good..." - I know... ;) It's tht fanship I am hoping to not let down!

And oh yeah... Cant wait to get done with this farcical sh*t they call training...

Peace.

Kartz said...

@ Diva

Muchas gracias señorita... :)

Kartz said...

@Sneha

Gratias! :)

Kartz said...

@anwesa

Good to see you again. Hope all is well... And thanks for the read.

Peace.

Kartz said...

@Priya Joyce

Thanks kid... :)

Kartz said...

@Tushar

Thanks amigo... Will check it out.

Kartz said...

@Gauri

Thanks buddy...

Kartz said...

@Tara
Merci beaucoup mmle... Et bienvenue à Contorted Reality!

Do visit again...

Peace.

Kartz said...

@jake

Seeing u after quite sometime... Opera wd ve redireced u here... :P Thanks!

Praveen said...

I wud disagree with all your critics even if its U :P..
what a poem for men's day..
U do realise the truth that a man is never complete without a woman, be it his mother or his wife..
good work there buddy!

Ayushi said...

I loved the effect and the art ...your english is so flawless that it gives a beautiful concept
a generalised concept though it may be...
The quality of not showing emotions has rarely been a case of 'don't', if it has been, i respect them for the composition and calmth they have shown-that indeed is an admirable quality, to nto let your emotions influence others...

but if these emotions still continue to influence your own self, i say that little has been gained. The real strngth of character comes when rationality and love for nature overtakes these emotions...when real understanding comes...

:)
I must apprciate your art again...
Its so wonderful...

Kartz said...

@Praveen

Gee... Thanks man!

Kartz said...

@A-u-c

:)

uddyalok said...

well written...


specially the last stanza....

Kartz said...

@uddyalok

Thanks; and welcome to Contorted Reality.

Priya said...

That was a good one straight from ur heart.

Kartz said...

@Priya
:)

verbivorehere said...

guess what? i had typed down the response .forgt to hit the publish button ;P.
'the stoic and stony introvert' guess i could relate to the girl you've potrayed here. very much..
the last stanza is reality i guess..with many...many of us :)
beyond poetry you have here a looking glass into a gil's mind :)

Karthik said...

Gud poem kartz... U r nt bad @ poems.. last stanza s nice!!

Ramanathan Palaniappan said...

hmmm....at least u can write something that vaguely resembles a poem...many ppl like me cant even do that in the wildest of our dreams...

Ramanathan Palaniappan said...

at least u can pen down something that resembles a poem...:)

CяŷştąŁ said...

Hey Kartz,
Had absolutely no idea about this "International Men's day"..but
anyway,quite a good piece!
I like the first two lines of the second para..:))

Kartz said...

@verby

:) I do??? Whoa! *wonders what else to say*

Thanks...

Kartz said...

@Karthik
Thanks...

Kartz said...

@Palani
Well... I guess I do... ;) Thanks buddy. Wassup? Been long since u popped in...

Kartz said...

@ CяŷştąŁ
Danke!

Kartz said...
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Karthik said...

And reg ur DSP response n ma blog, i wud have cme 2 ur place fr tuition if i'd read it bfr.. R u frm IT stream or CS??

Kiran Sawhney said...

great post

Gauri Mathur said...

Thers a Surprise for you on my blog:)!

Kartz said...

@Karthik
I majored in ECE... So, a lot more DSP than IT/CSE ;)

Kartz said...

@Kiran Sawhney
Thanks; and welcome to Contorted Reality.

Do keep visiting. :) Peace.

Kartz said...

@Gauri
:) Off I go...

Akshat said...

Hey Kartz!!
Heard a lot bout you!!...and none could explain how fine your vocab is!!

the poem was good...but I ain't any critic!!..But the last stanza was really good!!

Hoping to reading more!!!

Kartz said...

@Akshat

Thank you for the kind words. Welcome to Contorted Reality.

Feel free to read 'em all...

Peace.

Karthik said...

Yep bro!! Xam ovr a way back... It was full of Butterworth, window, Z-transform and blah blah.... Wud tke 4hrs 2 complte the paper.. SO i cme n 2hrs!!! ;)

Kartz said...

Heh heh heh...

jayu said...

My first visit, Kartz!
I loved the poem.Sparse,but riveting.
Jay

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Belated Men's Day wishes!Thanks for that dedication to us women :)

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Kartz said...

@Jay Aunty

Thanks! :) And welcome to Contorted Reality... Keep visiting!

Kartz said...

@Sameera
Welcome back! :) You have a long to-read list! :p"

Kartz said...

@Divya Sai
Thanks; will check soon!

Welcome here...

Lena said...

ohhh i havent commented? :O

anyways, thats for this beautiful dedication to the women :)

Lena said...

now regarding your how-do-i:
in your blogroll - if you go to edit element there is an option - show all blogs, 10 blogs, 25 blogs etc... if you choose a small number then you get show all link :)

Kartz said...

:) Glad you liked it...

Kartz said...

And thanks for the tithing... :)

Kiran Sawhney said...

no..this is great. Even if you are being critical, I quite like it.

Kartz said...

I take that as an encouragement... :)

Ani said...

awww that was sooo nicee..
:)

Kartz said...

@Ani
:) Glad you liked it...

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