Men often fail to see what women would have liked them to observe and understand. Here’s such anguish by Meenakshi, in this evocative verse, in Different Truths.
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 could see the rays of sun within me
He loved me to talk, like a newspaper daily Only if he listened those things which I never said He praised me being a strong mother Only if he could see the vulnerable girl He loved me in a way love should be Only if he loved in the way where love could be.
Meenakshi M. Singh is an author of three books Soulful Symphony, Aawaz and I am Enough. She is also the founder of creativeHappiness and SheTheShakti Inc. – Woman Empowerment Center, an IT professional, theater actress, mentor, mother of twin daughters and a home maker. She is conferred with the much reputed Karamveer Chakra Award, REX Global Fellowship, Magicka Women's Achiever's Award, Pride of Women Award by the Aagaman Group and the SashaktNari Parishad -- Pride of Nation Award for her contribution.