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Woman, The Lighted Candle

Women of the world, my tribute to you! You are the mother, you are the wife, You are the daughter, you are the sister! you are the breath of womanhood! You have nourished, you have protected ..families, with your strength, your ability to heal.. Woman, you are the lighted candle which illuminates world with harmony and peace. Women of the world, you are ruby-red roses in flower-gardens, you spread the fragrance of amaranth emanating from heaven, music from your harp, serenades magic on the cosmos, you are the rain which drizzles earth. Today's modern women or yesteryear's wise, You are the candle which burns and burns to ensure love and happiness in the world. My salute to you, Women empowered, who ignored all obstacles..epitomes of intellectual and spiritual virtues, decided your own path, had your voice heard. you became creative writers, and teachers, talented composers, and poets..you became Joan of Arc, you became Rani Lakshmibai. You are Marie Curie - the candle which reignites. Kindness, and compassion - virtues which heal, virtues turn into bravery when you need. You have all - You passionately love, nurture, you fight, you sacrifice, you wipe tears. Women of the world, believe in yourself... You are the candle which keeps burning to shine an aura of light in darkness and despair, in sorrow, grief, and intense sufferings. Woman, You are Nature's Supreme Gift! March 23, 2022 For " Tribute To Women" Poetry Contest Sponsor: Beata Agustin FIRST PLACE

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Date: 4/26/2022 7:38:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. WOW!!! What a "Wonderful" write. Love it. Have a blessed day writing away....................
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 4/26/2022 11:38:00 AM
Thank you, Dear Paula. Truly appreciate your support and your lovely comments.
Date: 4/23/2022 9:33:00 AM
"You are ruby red roses in flower garden." What a beautiful image among the beautiful images in your garden of tribute and recognition of women and our roles. Mala, this is such an admirable picture of women. It is no wonder to find it on the winners list. Congratulations dear friend. Hugs and blessings.
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 4/26/2022 11:37:00 AM
Thank you, Dear Sam. I feel very strongly about the empowerment of women.
Date: 4/23/2022 5:13:00 AM
"You are the candle which keeps burning to shine an aura of light in darkness and despair, in sorrow, grief, and intense sufferings"...... ! Wonderful tribute to the empowered women of today ! You bring honor to our sex by being an outstanding poet ! Congratulations, dear Mala !
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Date: 4/23/2022 12:26:00 AM
"believe in yourself" - A great advice especially to the ones lacking self-confidence. Congratulations!
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 4/26/2022 11:36:00 AM
You are right, Christuraj. Many of us lack confidence in ourselves. They need to understand how precious they are!
Date: 4/22/2022 9:42:00 PM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing this ode. God bless you.
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 4/26/2022 11:34:00 AM
Thank you, Beata. I am honoured.
Date: 3/29/2022 4:54:00 PM
Amen, a wonderful descriptive tribute to God's gift to humanity...Woman. Your poem was inspiring and uplifting. I was blessed with a loving and godly mother and grandmother. I'm married to my soulmate, and I'm honored to be chosen to be her husband. I hope your Ode encourages many young women to be the best they can be and bow to no one except their creator God. Smiles ~ Blessings, Bill
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 4/2/2022 2:21:00 PM
Dear Bill, beauty of your inspiring words touched me deeply. Your comments are received with joy and gratitude. I am glad to know about your loving mother and grandmother - that’s a remarkable blessing in life. Your wife is lucky woman to be with you, and you are equally fortunate! “ I hope your Ode encourages many young women to be the best they can be and bow to no one except their creator God” - these words gave me so much joy! I started writing a bit late in my life, still hope to continue with inspiration from my poet-friends. Blessings ~ Mala
Date: 3/27/2022 7:55:00 PM
Mrs. Choudhury Ji, my first ( now of 3 comments) was devoured by cyberspace and PS - but thank God I could thank u for your great work. shalOm shalom aur Namaskaar
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 3/27/2022 8:09:00 PM
Dear Poet and My Friend, Namaskar and Shalom. I am actually Mrs. Ray - Choudhury is my maiden name. I am really glad to know that you liked the Ode. Perhaps it reminded you of your mother - I am so sorry to hear that she passed away in her sixties. Are you located in South Africa? I was born and grew up in India, but finally moved to Canada. It's also inspiring to know that you enjoyed my translation of Tagore's poems. I am originally from Bengal, so very very influenced by Tagore's work. Thank you for your uplifting words. Will look forward to reading your poems. Best wishes ~ Mala
Date: 3/27/2022 7:54:00 PM
Om Tat Sat, Rani Luxmibai aur Jhansi Rani ki Jai. So too for my Mom, according to your translation of NOBEL LAUREATE NO 1 India's R. TAGORE (from 2020). My mom died in her 60s about my age, breast cancer, in South Africa. Aap kin ai hoh!
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Date: 3/26/2022 2:26:00 AM
Fine tribute to our heroines. Best luck in the contest.
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 3/26/2022 6:07:00 AM
Thank you, JCB. Your comment is so appreciated.
Date: 3/25/2022 11:05:00 PM
Great All the best for Contest Love
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 3/26/2022 6:06:00 AM
Thanks, Anisha. Appreciate your visit and comment.