NaPoWriMo: Strength of a Woman

Jaibala/ April 3, 2014/ Poetry/ 28 comments

Today’s  Prompt for the NaPoWriMo had me pulling out my hair. “There are many good poems based on myths. Lots of these use Greek or Roman myths. Consider Tennyson’s Ulysees or this more modern example by A.E. Stallings. But today I challenge you to write a poem based on a non-Greco-Roman myth. You could write a poem inspired by Norse mythology, or perhaps by one of these creatures from Japanese legend. Every time and place and culture has its myths and legends, so there’s plenty to choose from. Happy writing!”. Mythology is not something I do well. But then since I was given this chance I decided to use it to my advantage. Rather than writing about Norse or Japanese Mythology I decided to write about the Hindu Mythology – Well They are also Non – Greco- Roman Myths aren’t they.



She can fight for her dignity,

Vengeance on her mind,

She doesn’t want to be pitied,

Nor will she be kind.


She can love so eternally,

Whether its fruitful or not,

And for generations be symbolically,

The meaning of love.


She can sacrifice her life,

For the sake of her man,

She will be the perfect wife,

Even in absence she can.


She can even fight death,

And overcome all obstacles,

She doesn’t need a weapon to fight with,

She can create miracles,

She can love her children tenderly and be their world,

To protect them from weapons hurled she can go against all men,

In all her might she can course of events turn,

Bring back to life her children.


To save his life,

She can give to another,

And in knowing that he is away from strife,

She will always feel blessed as a mother.


She did not give him birth,

But to her he is her son,

In her love there is no dearth,

In him she sees the world and the moons.


She can give you health, wealth happiness and strength,

The prayers to her will always be met,

If its the right path or ways to mend,

Whatever you ask for you will get.


About what she can be I can go on and on,

Love, strength and dignity that can never be gone,

So you really don’t see what is wrong,

In trying to empower what is already strong.

Listed below are my fellow NaPoWriMo Participants – – Nirmal – Sfurti  – Janaki – Pooja – count –  Naina – Rohan – Karan – Rinzu – Vinay  – Nithya – Preeti

About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at


  1. Powerfully done, Jaibala. Very nice!

    1. Sid thanks. Had to be a strong powerful post to make the point.

  2. This is awesome, Jaibala.

    1. Thanks Neelesh.

  3. 🙂 Good poem. Strong and well written.

    1. Glad you liked it 😀 Had to convey a powerful message

  4. good one.. covers all the qualities portrayed and needs to be portrayed and yet its elegant! 🙂

    1. Raji You should know right <3

  5. Powerul, powerful, powerful! Beautifully worded!

    1. Oh Thank You Pooja 🙂

  6. Indeed the strong women. Mythology is full of them.

    1. Yes it is….I wish we cloud learn from their strengths rather than the weakness…… Thank You 🙂

  7. Beautiful! But, I’m hoping a new goddess will soon emerge who will be a single woman, who will still be respected and revered! 🙂

    1. well believe me I am hoping that too 🙂

  8. You are always in lack of words while describing a woman and her strengths and sacrifices. And here you have done a brilliant job!! 🙂 Loved the verse!

    1. Ok coming from you huge compliment….thank you 🙂

  9. The power of Ashtalakshmi. Reminded me the prayer – Ai Giri Nandini.

    1. Thank You Janaki 🙂

  10. superbly penned Jaibala!

    1. Thank you Gauri 🙂

  11. You described it perfectly 🙂 And you said you were stuck 😛

    1. I was stuck till about four in the morning actually 🙂

  12. Wow Jai…..beautiful write 🙂

    1. Thank You 🙂

    1. Thank You Niths 🙂

  13. Wow powerful word…loved it!

    1. Thank You Sfurti 🙂

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