The offspring you are carrying in your womb,

Because you are taken for granted,

Because that was what completed you supposedly

as Woman,

Is not just because of Nature’s bestowal upon you

a receptacle,

It is society’s imposition too, that it may be born to carry

his name!


The wailing baby whose nappy you are coping to change,

The baby of the purple crying that is his as is yours,

The baby that was conceived to carry only

His name, not yours, for,

Carrying yours is sacrilege,

Why, then why must only you be delegated

The mucky task of cleaning up the hapless baby

While he, among friends, socializes



The little one that feeds at your breast

Because nature so designed you to be the giver,

But when it grows up and from your breast weaned away,

The kitchen now a place in the house

And its feed any hand can give,

Any hand with care in the chest,

Yet the feeding still remains your prerogative

While he at the TV sits,



Know this, motherhood though maybe a blessing,

Motherhood though may be the paradigm of womanhood,

Motherhood is, nonetheless, a glorified title that

Society has conferred on woman to aspire for,

So that the noxious breed of nonchalant fathers

May be spared the ethically due responsibilities of



Be aware… be aware!

Mrs. Vidya Shankar, Chennai

Author: sthreejeevan

The world is filled with great souls struggling to mark their identity.... as suppressed daughters, single mothers, depressed homemakers... SthreeJeevan empathizes with you and tries to help you, with your beautiful life. Get in touch with us and let's help you reach your goals.

2 thoughts on “*Motherhood?*”

  1. Though the content is good I believe its largely an outdated idea that fathers entrust the whole upbringing of children to moms. They take equal responsibilities.. At leastany fathers like me


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