Friday, March 14, 2008

What Women Want - A Poem

Women are shallow
Women are vain
Women, men feel
Are often a pain.

Now if that’s true
What’re you to do?
I must ask then
What’s a woman to you?

A mother, a wife;
Or a sister beside
Here are some women
Men walk alongside.

We say we are equal,
We say we are strong
Truth of the matter is;
We are rarely wrong!

What do we want?
You ask us today,
Will you ask again tomorrow?
What happened to yesterday?

Are you ready to listen?
That list runs long
No expense necessary
But you must be strong.

We want love & respect
Not be spoken down to
Some understanding $ compassion
For the work that we do.

We play many roles
We try not to hurt,
We pretend to be strong
Whenever you are curt.

We say we are equal
We say we are strong
Truth of the matter is
We are sometimes wrong.

We want to be cherished
Thought of as wise
A compliment from you
Will be really nice.

Treat us sweet
Treat us kind
Treat us like Queens
We don’t mind!

Be nice to a lady
For how lovely she is
Her smile & her warmth
Is one you will miss.

Buy her some flowers
A trinket or two
A bar of chocolate
And she’s closer to you.

A call in the day
‘Hi! How do you do?’
A hug in the night
To say ‘I love you’

Hold our hand
Please, make us laugh
Listen to our woes
They will divide by half

Let me end my rambling
Let me stop this jaunt
I have answered the question
Of what women want!


Ankur said...

beautifully written and rightly so!!!!
i still cant believe how ppl can think of women for the 1st 4 lines.. really.. someone whos with u all ur life, just to make u and ur life happy, she never gets what she deserves!!!
Sweetly written by u... though i think she deserves more than this... :)


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Chaithanya Kamath said...
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Chaithanya Kamath said...

voice of a woman!...good one :)

Anupama Kondayya said...

I had a small lump in my throat the first time I heard it. Truly, it is so simple to keep a woman, or anyone we love for that matter, happy and yet, men make it sound like moving the earth is an easier task. A very very sweet poem that every man must read...thank you for decorating the Bland with your beautiful words :)

CK said...

No jargon. No verbal dazzle. Simply, straight from the heart !
May your tribe increase !

Malora Fernandes said...

Thank you everyone for your comments. I am truly a novice at this and I didnt look beyond this one very simple poem - but your comments have inspired me to think about trying poetry again.

Thanks again.

solo said...

well written, but scathing!

Priyankar said...

thank you very much for sharing this beautiful poem .

deepocean said...


Your rendition of this poem still lingers on my mind. Thanks for posting it here. Keep writing. We need more. :)