Respect

Bindiya Bedi Charan Noronha

I failed
To say no

Patterns repeating
Ugliness continuing

Sinking in despair
Shouting out unfair

My inner voice spoke often
Go beyond your comfort zone
Move on, find yourself

Touching the nadir
Nothing left to lose
I had to choose

Goaded by my son
Mum, how long?
Heavens won’t help
If you, yourself don’t

I am you
You are me

Move on
Act now
Stop the flow

To violence
To demean
I said No

Rivers of time have flown
Winds of change have blown
Seeds of self-respect sown

I live in the now
To the child I bow
We glow
In the now

 

Author Bio

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Bindiya Bedi Charan Noronha is a linguist, works in a diplomatic mission in New Delhi.
She is actively involved in education and health initiatives for women and children through her organisation ‘Mil Baant Ke – Sharing with Dignity’. Her awareness of the world and passion for life find expression in paintings, poetry, articles and short stories. Her works have appeared in anthologies Musings of the Heart, Grey Constellation, Seasons of Life, and in the online forum Women’s Web. She has authored the book ‘Dream Keeper A Poetography Ensemble’, published in November 2019. Her second book is in the pipeline.

 

 

*All images used in this article are either Eyra’s own design or widely and freely available on the internet.*

 

One thought on “Respect

  1. “Respect yourself” is a poem very well penned by my friend Bindiya Bedi Charan Noronha. She has the virtue of amazingly pack up emotions … also heavy feelings too in a light and lucid style. All taken care of finally.🎉

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