She can be Forever #TheWomanThatIAm #RRxMM

She can be Forever #TheWomanThatIAm #RRxMM

A small poetic tribute to Womanhood

She can be just a moment
And then She can be Forever

She can be your Words,
She can be your Sight,
She can be your Sword,
And then she can be your Flight…

She can be the infidel Fun,
She can be the loyal Skeleton,
She can be the darkness of Black hole,
And then She can be the lines of Fortune…

She can be the pink every Day,
She can be the blue once a Week,
She can be the red once a Month,
And then She can be the rainbow Forever…

She can be your unquenched Lust,
She can be your unrequited Love,
She can be the twist of Tyranny,
And then She can be the fulfilled Destiny…

She can be the scattered Clouds,
She can be the untamed Storm,
She can be not yours this Time,
And then She can be yours each Lifetime…

She can be the sweet Heart,
She can be the bitter Heartbreak,
She can be an astute Mind,
And then She can be the divine Soul…

She can be the chaotic Noise,
She can be the flute of Life,
She can be many inane Questions,
And then She can be all your Answers…

She can be a venomous Snake,
She can be a chirpy Bird,
She can be a fearless Lioness,
And then she can be your first second third…

She can be a granule of Sand,
She can be the entire Desert,
She can just be an Atom,
And then She can be the entire Univerrse…

She can be the Blindness,
She can be the Vision,
She can be the Destruction,
And then She can be the Motivation…

She can be the coldest Iceberg,
She can be the glaring Sun,
She can be the ever loving Daughter,
And then She can be the daring Son.

She can be the first Date,
She can be the last Mate,
She can be the season of Hate,
And then She can be your only Soulmate…

She can be the ageless Madonna,
She can be the mesmerizing Diana,
She can be the friendly Merissa,
And then she can be the Mother Teresa…

She can be the flower of Youth,
She can be the shower of Love,
She can just be a moment,
And then She can be Forever…

A small appreciation for the women of my life
Mom and Me She can be forever
Mom and Me

A man is the summation of all the women he meets, greets and lives with throughout his life. If not for a mother’s amniotic fluid and blood, he would never take form. If she doesn’t feed him, he might not survive. If it is not for a sister one would never understand the joy of losing a fight…if it is not for a lover one would never understand the meaning of a soulmate. If it is not for a wife then one would never understand the meaning of an organised home and if it is not for a daughter one would never experience the supreme form of happiness.

If it was not for my mother, I wouldn’t have been there. I was born dead…but I believe that the only thing that got me back was my mother’s unflinching trust and faith in that almighty superpower.

She has been the perfect inspiration, been the ideal role model. Her innumerable and immeasurable sacrifices has been an example for how to let go…how to just focus on deeds without expecting anything in return. She is a Phd. and yet she sacrificed a fruitful career for the fruits she bore. She let go of her present so that we can have a better future.  

Bitti and Me thirty years ago
Bitti & Me – Some thirty years ago

Her discipline and hard work taught us the real meaning of those words. She still reads more than me. She has more educational degrees than all my siblings combined together and somehow still manages to stay rooted.  

She taught us during our school days more than our teachers and I feel that’s the reason why I can write. She scolded me, may be, more than required, but today I realise that always was meant to keep me in check.

Bitti and me thirty years later
Thirty years later

There is no word that I write that doesn’t go through the scanning eyes of my sister. I dread her but still I can’t live without her feedback. We can’t literally stay quiet sitting in a room together but the heart always longs to be around her. She is the reality check to my self-obsessed egg-head.

Since this is a tribute, would love to thank all the female friends I bonded with over the years, who are all beautiful in their own unique way. For they taught me how to behave when around a lady. They took away my inhibition and being with them gave me so much self-confidence. If it was not for those heartbreaks, I would have never learnt some wonderful lessons.  

Even this and the previous blog hop wouldn’t have been possible without a woman. My co-host’s super effort instilled confidence in me that we too can take on this humongous task.

If I continue writing on every woman that I know, I am sure will end up writing till the end of the hop but the post won’t be complete. The Man that I am is because of all the Women of my life.

Manas ‘Sameer’ Mukul

“This post is a part of ‘The Woman That I Am’ Blog Hop #TheWomanThatIAm organized by Rashi Roy and Manas Mukul #RRxMM. The Event is sponsored by Kraffitti.” 

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139 Responses

  1. Meena says:

    Beautifully written Manas. You have poured your heart out in this tribute to your mother (who sounds like an awesome lady) , sister and all other women in your life.

  2. Vartika says:

    Beautifully woven poetry and a lovely tribute to the women in your life.

  3. Aanandika says:

    Loved the poem and it really seems as if you have poured your heart out. While we all mostly do let our mums know in some or the other way, what they mean to us, our sisters and maybe many other women in our lives go by unsung. I love what you wrote about your sister and because I have a younger one i can mirror a lot of feelings. A big virtual hug to all 3 of you, especially to Bitti, who seems like my own.

  4. Deepika says:

    Every word mentions your love towards your mother and sister. I can feel your lively relation. I was blown away in the emotions of love, respect and respect. Beautifully woven words. Oh Yes! How can I forget your Bond with Rashi? Buddy’s Forever.

    Deepika Mishra

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Deepika for this lively appreciation. Yes true…Buddies forever 🙂
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  5. Wonderful thoughts and in rhyme! Though I have my reservations about men only acknowledging women in relation to them and not otherwise but I shall keep that debate for another time and space.
    Three cheers to all the amazing women who have shaped you as a person and as a poet.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Pooja for your comment. The poem was an effort to acknowledge all womanhood and every woman. The small writeup was just a gesture for the ones that I could acknowledge right now…otherwise I could end up writing till the end of the hop… 😀 😀
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  6. ritecontent says:

    This is a beautiful poem and write up to the women in your life Manas. Makes every woman proud to be who she is. Often we don’t realize how much the people around us influence the way we are today. This blog post really brings it out and makes us count our blessings this International Womens Day.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Brindha ji. I am proud of all the women that I know in my life. A small tribute. All the best for the hop.
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  7. soniadogra says:

    This is very well written Manas!

  8. Jyoti Jha says:

    Wow! Simply superb! Very well put together the essence of being a woman and being around them. The poem is brilliantly written and the following write up is heartwarming!

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Jyoti ji. Really happy that the poem could bring a smile to your face. All the best for the hop.
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  9. Sangya Nagpal says:

    It’s just wonderful.Loved the poem.You have poured your heart out.

  10. A mother has a very unique spot in every mans heart, one that can not be replaced by anyone in the world and the contribution of a sister in a brothers life are similarly unmatched. Your poem was heartfelt and I loved it to the core Manas. Your writings are always a delight brother.
    Keep up the amazing writing.
    — rightpurchasing

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words bro…Hoping for a super performance from you again. All the best.
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  11. Srivalli's Kitchen says:

    I like how you maintained the recurring ‘she can be’ to show the contrast in more ways than one. Of course, the write up that followed gets more marks. 🙂
    Beautiful!

  12. Ruchi says:

    Wow ! Such an amazing poem ! And what a beautifully written post …your mom and sister must be all smiles today !!! I just loved it. This deserves a standing ovation. As a woman even I’ve never thought so deeply to the multitude of roles we play. But you’ve touched each aspect of a woman in a man’s life with so much reverence. Well done Manas.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Ruchi ji…coming from you it is special… I am glad a man was able to see and witness so many roles.. 😀 Waiting for your post 🙂
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  13. I am sure if your mother and sister read this post, they will be the happiest persons today. Please do share your work with them.

    Sisters are the first person – a guy usually turns into joy and tragedy. She’s the rock required to get through a crisis, the laughter needed on a terrible day, and the perfect friend to share anything. Even more, sister is responsible for helping you be the person you are today along with your mom.

    Mothers are the glue that holds a family together because it is up to them to provide the loving care and support needed by children and your mom has been awesome! No doubt Parenting is a team effort, but I find mothers to be the spine of this team work. I believe mothers – are THE most important person in a person’s life. Always follow your “mothers’ instincts” because they are our true knights in shining armours!

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much for liking the post Romila ji. Yes if you read it carefully no word escapes my sister’s eyes…she has already read and I am sure she must grinning wide 😀
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  14. Wow Manas….. this is so beautiful! Loved it!!

  15. What a tribute & gratitude to the leading ladies of your life. Every word expresses your feelings. Kudos Manas !

  16. Commendable really feel respect while reading about a women keep writing and shining

  17. Surbhi says:

    How beautifully written! Your mum, sister and all women friends would be proud to have you in their life today. Kudos to your mum – she raised one right 🙂

  18. What an amazing piece of poetry to begin your post with. Your writing expresses the respect, love and fear[ of your sister 😊] you feel towards women in your life. The warmth is felt in all the words.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Deepika for appreciating the poem…I am glad the emotions reached out. All the best for the hop.
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  19. Mayuri6 says:

    The words have come straight from your heart and touched ours. A beautiful ode to all women. Good to see the women in your life who have inspired you so.

  20. Perhaps the inspiration I wanted for today. You nailed it. The vastness of roles that a woman plays in our life is captured wonderfully. Sometimes she is invisible but she is the one who runs everything and makes it possible for us to live our lives.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      So true…
      She can be invisible and then she can be omnipresent too..
      I am glad the write up could inspire you.
      Thanks.
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  21. Deepti says:

    It’s a heart felt tribute to all the women in your life Mukul…they must be over the moon after reading it… sometimes we can’t tell across our feelings in spoken words then these written chronicles are so healing…how I miss the art of letter writing…this was your letter to the women in your life!

  22. Simply wow. Coming from a man’s perspective, the poem was a winner for me. Such a beautiful portrayal of all the roles played by women with such realistic comparisons and examples. Kudos!

  23. I really loved your tribute. The poem says it all. How beautifully you described all the vibes of a woman. And the way you wrote about your mom and sister, after reading it my heart is filled with immense respect for you. That’s why you are a genius, Manas. A heartfelt wish for all the beautiful ladies in your life. Love and respect.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Hahaha…Thank you so much for loving the post Swarnali…Baki genius wale part me I am sure even these people won’t agree…hahaha
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  24. That’s a lovely post manas, The rhythmic tribute to women is really awesome and you have beautifully portrayed and penned it. All the adjectives used to describe women are so so perfect and I don’t think any is left. You really deserve a loud round of applause accept it virtually from my side.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much for loving the post Pragun. It means a lot coming from a pro-host. I am virtually bowing down 🙂 🙂
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

      • I’m flattered…. Although you are a great host who had successfully hosted and conducted such huge and awesome hops. I have to know take tips from you for sure.

        • Manas Mukul says:

          Hahahaaaa…anytime PraGun… We would be happy to share our secrets…My biggest secret is my co-host…She is the best 🙂

  25. Janaki says:

    Loved every word in your poem. Sometimes, we women don’t realise our potential and worth. A man shows us the mirror. Thanks Manas for this wonderful tribute to women….salute!!

  26. Poorvi Khare says:

    Fabulously written Manas, you have captured all the avatars of a woman in such a wonderful way. Loved it! Reading again 🙂

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Poorvi for appreciating the writeup. I guess with experience one gets to see all these facets.
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  27. Sonia Madaan says:

    Such a heartfelt poem.
    Loved reading. Nothing could be more better than this to express your feeling for the women in your life.

  28. This is such a heart-felt post. The vocab and the emotions are completely in sync. It speaks volumes about you as a person and obviously about the women. Moms are the best, I agree to that. You have covered various aspects in your verse, the environment, animals, colours… What not!!! And the write-up. Just when I thought the poem is ending, I felt like a vacuum and voilà a wonderful write-up on how the women shaped you as a person.
    Kudos to your mother. You are because she is!

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Srishti ji for reading the poem n post in such depth…that’s what a writer wants. You are right I am because she is. Thanks again 🙂
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  29. What a wonderful way of paying tribute to the women in your life !! You have expressed it eirh much love and gratitude…The way you wrote it also kinds of covers all the aspects of being a woman..😊What a venomous snake huh???

  30. Shilpa Mishra says:

    Well, so much has already been appreciated about this “Masterpiece” that I fall short of words to describe my feelings for this one. It is an authentic, colourful, wholesomely summed up version of how every women has the same essence but are so different in their own unique ways. The flow of your words also show us how you donot just keep women in your life up at the pedestal for one day in the year ‘women’s day’ but it is a round the life i.e. the very reason for your existence. Cheers. Keep this coming.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      I am glad that it could strike a chord with you. Thank you so much for appreciating the write up.
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  31. Wow, such a soul stirring poem. The post entangled my heart with overwhelming thoughts and happiness. Thank you manas and most importantly I found a super poet wearing the hat of a great poet 😊

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Hahaha…Thank you so much Siva for appreciating the poem. But I am still way way off to be a poet…Still a long way to go.
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  32. Supriti says:

    What a heartfelt post Manas. Your posts come straight from heart. The fact that you appreciate the contribution of each and every lady in your life, especially your mom and sister, shows the kind of gentleman you are at heart. you are in such good company.. I loved the poem of both the hosts.. guess it was planned? 😉

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Supriti for liking the post. I am glad it reached out. Frankly Rashi didn’t know whether I would be posting or not, so it wasnt planned… 😀
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  33. That is such a beautiful tribute to all the women in your life!! You have summarized all the attributes of a woman so well. Through your poem one can understand how much you love and respect your mother and sister and how they are an imminent part of your life.

  34. Ritu says:

    Such a heartfelt post, Manas. Loved the poem you penned. The Joker aced it again.

    I could relate to the write up, particularly your tribute to your mom. My mother is a lot similar. You are indeed blessed.

  35. I am so happy to see you sharing your love for your mom and sister. Loved the pictures. Poem is splendid too and I prefer to be the fearless lioness from your poem, you have tried your best to describe each trait of a woman, thanks 🙂

  36. bahut hi khubsurat manas ji, where you have described woman with you words there you connect them with personal pictures which gave more feel and touchy environment to the write up..
    further the most beautiful thing is each line is related to every single women all across.
    all the best for future and stay blessed ….

  37. Manisha Garg says:

    You have won hearts with your poem Manas. A true expression direct Dil se. Loved it.

  38. bahut hi khubsurat manas ji, where you have described woman with you words there you connect them with personal pictures which gave more feel and touchy environment to the write up..
    further the most beautiful thing is each line is related to every single women all across.
    all the best for future and stay blessed ….

  39. Purba Chakraborty says:

    This is such a beautiful and heartfelt post. The poem was lovely. I liked how you talked about various things that a woman can be and the metaphors of Nature that you used. And your tribute to the most important women of your life was extremely heartfelt. The pictures are amazing too! 😊

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so so much Purba for loving the poem and post and above all liking the pictures. They are really special to me.
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  40. surabhi19 says:

    Wow such a heartfelt post, you express your tribute very beautifully through by your words. I loved the poem you penned.

  41. swatijoshi94 says:

    “She can be the red once a Month,
    And then She can be the rainbow Forever…”
    Loved these lines, so deep.

  42. Monika says:

    Kya baat hai …you and Rashi have gone poetic this time ….great poem Manas….you have in your heart a deep appreciation for all the women in your life …..loved your mom’s and sister pics …..bless you…

  43. Shalzzz says:

    What a gem of a tribute this is to all the women who touched your life! You know which stanza I loved the most. Also, I loved how you described your mom and sister playing an important part of your life. Most men shy away sharing such personal moments but you didn’t. That’s commendable. 🙂

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Shalini. coming from one of my favorite bloggers means a lot..I also know which para you dont like 😀
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  44. itsmylife126 says:

    Such nice thoughts. Made me emotional. Even I have been surrounded by many sisters since childhood and am I lucky. Thank you for posting this fantastic ode to the women in your life.

  45. Such heart touching post, amazing read.

  46. Beautiful poem Manas. You have penned down all the shades of woman in a rhythmic manner. Your mother and sister would be very proud of you. It was a very heartfelt tribute to all woman .

  47. Arushi Seth says:

    What a heartfelt post and I just loved the poetry. The love and respect you have for your mom and sister is reflected in each and every word. I am sure they both are proud of you and will be smiling reading your post. You have set high standards for the hop!!

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Just trying my best Arushi ji…But I believe it was Rashi’s post which has started this lovely hop with a BANG!
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

      • Arushi says:

        Please call me Arushi. And Rashi’s post has undoubtedly started the hop with a BANG. I read yours first but i must say they both have set very high standards..

  48. Archana says:

    Best tribute to star ladies of your life mother and sister….I loved the way uou rhymed your emotions into poetry, straight from your heart…!!

  49. Firstly, love the title of your post. It is such a sweet tribute to the women in your life. But my favourite bit is the poem so full of opposites and contradictions and yet so true.

  50. alpanadeo says:

    Beautifully penned down or heartfelt poem or perfect adjectives what should I say Manas? Can only say thanks for the positivity in the post. It was coming straight from the heart and someone who has understood the true meaning of having women in his/her life, can write such poem

  51. Rashi Roy says:

    Wow! Simply brillant. Now we know why you are such a gentleman 🙂 You have written such hearlfelt things about your mom and sis that after reading it now I wish to meet them personally someday. Am absolutely honoured to have found a place in your amazing post. It’s huge and it means a lot to me. Thankyou 🙂 You are the backbone of the blog hops and it wouldn’t have been possible without you. Kudos for this beautiful tribute and even more beautiful poem.

  52. Jyoti Arora says:

    Kya baat hai Manas what a lovely poem !! A heartfelt appreciation of the important women is your life !! Lucky you and lucky them !! God bless !!

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you Thank you Thank you Jyoti ji… Indeed I feel blessed that they are a part of my life.
      #RRxMM #TheWomanThatIAm

  53. Ninu Nair says:

    Loved the poem, so beautifully written! And, then the write-up…my favourite part has to be about your mother. Mothers are so special and your words portray it perfectly. It is nice that the post became a dedication to all the women who touched your life.

  54. Varsh says:

    Loved those lines, Manas. So heartfelt and everything a woman can be for a man.

    The tribute to your mother and sister is truly endearing. Moms are always special and the first teachers of our life. I’m sure she loves you and is very proud of you.

  55. It takes strength to admit that you owe a lot of who you are to the women in your life. Love the personal pictures. And most of all, love how you have described the various facets of a woman’s personality through your poem.

  56. Neeraja Ganesh says:

    Not many men will openly talk about what it means to be a woman! And the fact that the women in their lives had made such a difference! God Bless!

  57. So true. I could relate to your writing. Even the women in my life have been influential in shaping the person that I am today.

  58. Beautiful written , you are lucky to have so supporting women’s in your life.
    Yes, women’s are beautiful creation of God.

  59. Disha says:

    That’s a lovely tribute to all the women. The multiple roles that a woman can play in her lifetime are infinite. Your post made me happy to know that there are people who appreciate it. 🙂

  60. Just love this post Manas! Your poem was so evocative of the many aspects and roles a woman plays, and every verse rang true. Additionally, your tribute to the women in your life was heartrending and truthful. You are so right when you say that we are products of the women that have been part of our lives- not just the ones that raised us but also the ones who enter our lives momentarily. A great post- the best possible way to pay tribute to womanhood. This one’s going to be hard to beat!

  61. vidhya29 says:

    kya baat kyaa baat kyaa baat!! a wonderful poem, loved reading it. It’s beautifully written

  62. Abha Singh says:

    Such is soulful write up. Beautiful poem, really liked it and a wonderful tribute to the women in your life.

  63. Wonderful and you have captured our moods, much better than other women can.

    loved this para She can be the pink every Day,
    She can be the blue once a Week,
    She can be the red once a Month,
    And then She can be the rainbow Forever… it talks so much about our mood fluctuation and it is a serious thing.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Aishwarya ji for the appreciation. Glad to have you with us in this hop 😊🤗

  64. Preeti says:

    What a lovely poem dedicated to the women in your life. A salute to you for thinking so highly of women🙏

  65. ritwika16 says:

    Men usually are not very demonstrative about their love and appreciation, but you wrote so beautifully celebrating the women in your life.

  66. MeeraMayaa says:

    “She can be the first Date,
    She can be the last Mate,
    She can be the season of Hate,
    And then She can be your only Soulmate”

    And I loved every word you etched here as a dedication to your Amma, sister and all the women in your.
    Above lives is something not very common I came across and love the way you garlanded the words
    More power to you!

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