You are a gem

Woman, Gem,

How many times has the world told you,
That there is something that you can’t do?
Or when you wanted to try something new,
Oh woman, didn’t they say that you won’t make it through?
Were you told that you were to only think of a lovely man and home,
And not to have dreams of your own?
And that the world you weren’t allowed to roam,
For beyond the confines of your house wasn’t your zone?
May be you were asked to be that pretty bride,
Decked in jewels beautiful and bright.
But then your talents you couldn’t hide,
And your dreams had to take flight.
You chose to walk on the path less taken,
To defy the norms that were just too old.
On that difficult road may be you were once shaken,
But your enthusiasm shone like gold.
The testing times may have made you frown,
But giving up wasn’t something you’d do!
For like a diamond, pressure wouldn’t break you down,
But you’d glitter despite the ordeal you went through.
You dared to be different,
And were unique though at times you were left alone.
To the critics opinion  you chose to be indifferent,
What you are, to the world you have now shown.
You’ve achieved what no one could guess,
Your confidence you now wear like a diadem.
Hardened by trouble and exuding the beauty of success,
You are truly a gem!

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23 responses to “You are a gem”

  1. An inspiring poem!Great job Reema

  2. Lovely Piece of writing 🙂

  3. Reema, this is one of the most beautiful pieces of poetry i’ve read in a while.
    Inspiring and hopeful, every carefully chosen word is strung together to form a beautiful necklace.
    I particularly love how you’ve incorporated so many ‘jewelery-terms’, like gliitter, shine and the like into the poem.
    Wonderful writing!

  4. Rubina Ramesh says:

    Love it. Very soothing and inspiring.

  5. Amazing poem, Reema 🙂 Loved it.

  6. Venice says:

    Take a bow Reema! You’ve expressed your thoughts firmly and beautifully here! Loved the strength shining through it 🙂

  7. Empowering yet soothing words. Loved it.

  8. Brilliant poetry, Reema. It’s powerful and hit the soul.

  9. AngrySaint says:

    Beautiful & inspiring. Love the way each line breathes & resonates just right. Super stuff Reema 🙂

  10. We are gems, Worthy, dynamic and strong, Capable of conquering all.

  11. Thanks for Sharing such a beautiful post.

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