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The Phoenix

By Soma Debray

Happy memories of girlhood return

With the giggling youngsters

All decked in their best

Furtive glances at may or may-not-be friends

As they chatter along.

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Hair bejewelled like the night-sky

Danglers and bracelets

No signs of fear

Like the eagle flying high

They spread their wings.

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Only man can defy and defeat

Only man can rise

Like the Phoenix

All aglow

Piercing the Universe

With its shrill cry

I live and will live.

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Leatherback turtles are back

The neel gai roam the streets

The cheel shrieks overhead

As I gaze at the green parrots…

My girlhood returns.

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Soma Debray has been a student and teacher of English literature for this half of her life. When in her twenties, she was a proud firebrand feminist, but with maturity settling in, she has opted out of –isms; finding fulfilment in womanhood, enjoying all roles carved by nature with freedom of varied explorations. She has faith in self and is a warrior for women’s cause. Women are power; power latent that need be made patent.

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