by Manisha Majumdar
My children are the nostalgic reminder of choices, dreams, habits
And the history of intimacy.
Reminder of the galaxy of emotions, whispers, and gullible genes
That had gone into making them
Distinct and yet connected.
There are always moments of pause when I think
‘what if’ they are not been born…
Would I repent not being a mother?
Are they chosen or destined?
Do they belong to culture or nature?
Can they be called as my creation?
Interwoven destinies or divine beings
With each one of them there is reclamation of my femininity
Inevitable and distant….
Filtered through my stages of life
Confirming the errors and happiness of being and living
And of inexplicable love
Beyond territories of norms and DNA
Manisha Majumdar is a social worker and mother. All the views expressed in this blog are author’s personal views, It’s Possible does not necessarily endorse it.