'Ishwari' Outshine Your Limitlessness; Celebrating The Spirit Of Being A Woman
This inspiring poem by Abha Godiyal Kakkar is for the empowered women of today.
I was born and raised in Uttarakhand. Initially worked as a curriculum designer for the well-known Mussoorie-based NGO, SIDH. I am currently employed as a teacher at Delhi's Montfort School. My father was a poet and an army officer. My mother, too, was a contributor to local publications. My Instagram account is a platform to express my creative self. I enjoy reading, writing, cooking a variety of meals, and I adore flowers. A woman who is fiercely independent and passionate lies behind my sweet words and homely appearance. My husband, two lovely daughters, and Simba all love me.
aksar poochhti hoon khud se ....
tu svar hai
tu shabd hai
tu muh sil kar kyun baith gaye ?
tu atuly bodh hai
tu alaukik gyaan hai
tu aapna maan padhna kyun bhool gayi ?
tu sagar se aviral hai
tu nadiya ke jal se nirmal hai
tu banjar zameen ban kar kyun reh gayi ?
tu purnima ka jvaar hai
tu uphanatee laharo ka unmaad hai
tu ret ka gharonda ban kar kyun reh gayi ?
tu dil hai tu jaan hai
tu mastishk hai tu pran hai
tu sirf jangho ke beech ki jagah ban kar kyun reh gayi ?
tu janani hai
tu ardhangini hai
tu bas ghar ke kaam karne vali ban ke kyun reh gayi ?
tu amrit hai
tu prasad hai
tu chai ki thandi piyali ban kar kyun reh gayi ?
aaj khud ko samjhane samajhane ka waqt aaya hai
tu sashakt hai tu samarth hai
tu laavanya hai vaatsalya hai
tu aadi hai anadi hai
tu ek sampoorna naari hai.
Poet - Abha Godiyal Kakar
(Abha Godiyal Kakkar is not only a teacher but a poet as well and is quite active on social media)