An Exemplary Woman: Pooja
Smart, elegant and beautiful,
at times volatile, but never spiteful;
Always proactive and respectful –
to the point of self-effacement,
from a denial of personal fulfilment.
A doting and loving wife; but
as a mother her qualities shine:
As over and above attention she lavishes,
a habit of reading she encompasses;
the verbal rod to discipline she aptly uses.
Her duties as a daughter-in-law,
sister-in-law, also every other relation
she dutifully abides, at the cost of her
desires, friends, even her personal time:
An exemplary woman – the world her defines.
PS: Wrote this poem for a handwritten card, for my dear friend Pooja, on her 35th birthday yesterday -the 23rd of July. It is obviously inspired by her.
Meet Pooja (below)…sketch by her sister-in-law Rumi Dutta.