Poems on anything and everything
- A Lovely SilenceI’ve found a lovely silence after so many years it feels nice to return to the way things were…
- Toe The LineShould I be like you and tow the line, follow rules that served a different time?
- Solutions – My Friend TemperExploring Patriarchy Chapter 28 – Temper. My Friend. You keep me safe when the load gets too heavy and they won’t give me a break. Speaking out calmly and assertively when there’s pushback is always a risk. Now, it was a risk she was willing to take. A risk she was angry enough to take.
- Access To Vitamin DDo they have access to sunshine and Vitamin D? All of these women whose skin the sun doesn’t see?
- I Won’t Be A VictimI won’t be a victim – I ‘ll take the controls. Dig my own ditches or explore a new road.
- My Clothes Have ShrunkMy clothes have shrunk No – I do not lie! It’s not all that cake and apple pie…
- Solutions – Moving On From AnxietyExploring Patriarchy Chapter 27 – It’s cuddly dog and happy face and we have to look our best, hair always neat and in place. Skirt around what’s going down because talking like it’s okay can turn things around. This chapter was inspired by a wonderful book on positivity – ‘I’m OK – You’re OK’ by Thomas A Harris, MD.
- UnbrokenWill you accept your role and the part that you played, all those years that you looked away, pretended that all was well and things were okay, even though you knew she lived with fear each night and day?
- Practising SovereigntyExploring Patriarchy Chapter 24 – Microwave Madam learns new skills. Practising. Some steps forward. Pushback. . .
- LonelyThey want to know when we’re happy but not when we’re sad when we’re laughing out loud but not when we’re mad. Express our feelings and they close their minds would no more conversations really make them feel fine?
- Don’t Let GoDon’t do today what you can do tomorrow, hold on to things. Don’t acknowledge sorrow.
- Freedom to BEFreedom. To choose different, and dress different.
- No Need For DisplayReal faith on the inside and no need for display, only visible in our ways and the games we won’t play.
- A Lazy DaySo long Ma, and thanks for all the fish! No cooking tonight – there’s lots of food in the fridge.
- The Stages of My Life | DefinitionsExploring Patriarchy Chapter 20 – It used to be Baby ‘cos they saw I was young the one they looked after when her parents weren’t around. Then, it was Didi – the elder sister a young adult woman without a ‘Mister’. MM’s Story: The role of the Indian woman is defined very differently from that of the Indian man. Her career, education or income level matter very little. What seems to be important to society is her personal choices. Or those that are made for her by her family. And by the God’s.
- To Be A Better WifeTo be a better wife I need a husband who’s here… The lyrics of ‘To Be A Better Wife’ are written to the music of Here There and Everywhere – a song composed and written by the Beatles. I wrote this during the lockdown of 2020.
- I Could Look At You In EnvyI could look at you in envy for all the things you have the ease with which you cope and your luck when things get bad. You show me I can shape my world and bring that little ease. That when the wind is strong we might need to bend, or sway like those sturdy old trees…
- Men-OH-PauseExploring Patriarchy Chapter 16 – Men-OH-Pause give your wives a break don’t get up and leave them to wash up the plates. They’re on their feet before every meal cooking and washing and keeping the home clean. MM’s Story: She had always felt that society has a perceived value for money and things that far exceeds their actual utility, and their ability to create security and bring happiness.
- AfterPeaceful quiet And time to BE and LET BE Some togetherness and rest after a good meal. #3LineTales
- Tigress In A TreeIf you prod the tigress – you with cruelty on your mind you who have lost caring and respect for life and come from a family that doesn’t mind… The above poem is written to highlight different aspects of rape in our society in a general way.
Hi, I’m Anitaelise. I teach piano lessons and write poetry. I love walking in the sun, listening to music and playing the piano. Happiness is seeing my students in piano class. Writing in my diary. Being out in the sun. Planting in my little compost pots. And looking up recipes that I’m never going to cook. Minimalism and and organization have relaxed my housekeeping and brought much joy to daily living.
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