Author: Meenakshi M Singh

Only If – A Poem by Meenakshi M Singh

If Only He was enchanted to see the swell of my bosom, Only if he could see the desires buried in my heart He admired my pretty face and my plump pink lips Only if he knew the ways to bring Careless laughter there He loved my fair glowing skin Only if he could touch my soul deep Often he relished the favourite dishes I cooked Only if sometimes he could hold those hands My hands, toiled and waiting forever to be held on a walk He was proud to possess me as a glowing jewel Only if he...

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Stop Consoling, I Chose to Stay at Home

“Oh, I know you are so qualified, worked for 10 years! It’s okay, kids have grown up now, don’t worry, you can work again, you can get a job, at least you could work in a school.” This dart gets thrown on me in many forms, tones, shapes and with a variety of intentions. Some throw it out of pity, some out of concern, some ignoring my identity as a writer, some just do it like a “Salaah” as in India, and each one of us is a self-certified life coach. I wish to put this in a loop...

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The Power of feeling “I AM ENOUGH”

Does “I AM ENOUGH” sounds narcissistic? It could as my publishers initially thought it to be an egotistical one but later understood and commended the underlying statement of confidence and self-esteem much required for the women especially in India. “Oh! I am not good enough.” All of us human being have this inherent tendency to not feel good enough especially when it comes to moms. Being a mother and undergoing physical, emotional changes dip down the confidence of a woman in the external world. The challenge to meet up to the bars set outside seems daunting weighing the responsibilities...

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