I am not the woman you would desire

Desire......A strange word no?

the dictionary says it's an act of want

an act of badly needing something

and hey i am none of it

your eyes ask why

i am the woman who would never dress up for the date

i won't dance with you on your favorite song

rather laugh with you when subway sauce spills up on your lips

I could use more wisdom than grace

I may talk you out from the panic episodes that keep you awake

But i am not the woman you desire

I have bruises from the past relationships

I have scars, not the glorious battlefield scars

rather an ugly cat bite that is as deep as a pit

but i think it's gorgeous

I am not the woman you desire 

I have faultlines

fault lines that try to tear me apart every night

But leave with multiple cracks

cracks of an unsettling mind

cracks of anxious thoughts

cracks of an extra pound on weighing scale

i will grow on you

through late night conversations

through ideas to communicate better

through poetry that screams

through sharing the unspeakable in inboxes

I am not the woman you desire

because i won't be writing poems for you

my poems are my force field against despair

my poems are the closest i can get to "love"

I am the woman you won't desire


Will you?



76 Comment

  1. Birinder S Sidhu says: Reply

    Riveting poetry. Deep and telling. Almost Leonard Cohenesque.

  2. Thanks so much Birinder for such a lovely compliment

  3. If I a men…I want women like u..Not as desire but as inspiration…
    Will you or will you not.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      I love you Sakhi.
      I really do.
      Its tough to find friends like you

  4. Hello pooja. Really you have said very meaningful words. Women are not to desire. In fact they have dreams which should be admired.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Exactly. I believe no independent woman wants to be only desired

  5. Expectations from women being one who looks pretty, flawless, dances in your tunes; you can’t even see real her. Then, there are these women who are real, who fought their own battles and strive to be herself. Loved this.

  6. Hmm.. with that smile and those words? I am sure there are many takers..

  7. Beautiful verses. This is a real woman, with real scars – she deserves to be desired

  8. This is a beautiful poem. Although simple, the words have deep ramifications. Loved reading it.

  9. I can see myself in these lines too, and to be honest any man would like a girl like that.
    Beautiful lines.

  10. Great poem. You have expressed your heart very beautifully. Keep writing!

  11. Lucky would be the guy who realises you’re exactly the woman he desires. It is a real woman, not some caricature. Lovely poem.

  12. Deep thought Pooja. Nicely written. Liked reading it.

  13. Lovely poem. And this should be the letter you show to the one you love…

  14. Simple and deep. Well written.

  15. You are the woman everyone must desire : bold and simple 🙂

  16. Indeed these are powerful words. Kudos to this strong desire!

  17. Very deep and thought provoking. Loved it

  18. That’s one beautiful poem..

  19. Beautifully expressed. A man would be unlucky if he doesnt desire a person like u.

  20. Good to see that you are expressing the real you and not faking it for pleasing the hearts and wooing the souls!
    I’m sure its this honesty that will fetch the true love.

  21. Wonderful !!! You have expressed yourself very well. Now let’s see how Men react!!!! #mannreads from http://www.orientalafterglow.com

  22. Who would not want a woman like that? Such poignant lines .. dil ko choo gayi.

  23. A deep poem…loved it! 🙂

  24. People who go for desire arent true men… Men loves women of substance and not just beauty

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      I wish

  25. Strong message in the poem. Stronger lines. Liked it a alot and I also liked your blog with the lil mix of hindi and english.

  26. Such beautiful poignant lines, Pooja. Loved the way your words flow with effortless ease and tells beyond the obvious.


  27. This post is so me…:) 🙂

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thanks Kadambari

  28. Such beautiful lines…very poignant yet so powerful. Loved it!

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thank you Kalpana

  29. Good line- force fields against despair.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thanks Nupur

  30. Meaningful, revealing and fearless lines. Telling it the way it is.

  31. Keep writing! You have amazing writing skills.

  32. You are you. I think it’s this quality that makes the poem so appealing. It’s raw and honest. Loved it!

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply


  33. I can relate to so many lines from this poem. Deep poetry with a deep meaning.

  34. This is the actual woman. She is capable of doing everything but she is not desirable as the world wants her to be.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply


  35. You can’t be just desire of anyone but everything of everything

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply


  36. Such a lovely poem.
    #sindhureads #myfriendalexa

  37. What a lovely share..simple yet deep words .

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thanks Neha

  38. This was bold and subtle, it was so attractive and simple, it was beautiful and ravishing- and all at the same time. It is lovely how you managed to bring all these qualities together with your words.
    #MyFriendAlexa #literarylehareads

  39. Real girl with all real thoughts 🙂 This was so deep.
    #vigorousreads #MyFriendAlexa

  40. That’s such a beautiful poem. If I were a men I would have vouch for a women like you.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Love you

  41. Strong lines !! Excellent poetry talent you have. 🙂

  42. Highly impressed with your thoughts which I could glimpse through your poem. Thoughts of an independent woman. Thoughts of a woman who is clear about what she wants in her life and what she doesn’t. If every girl is ready to embrace such viewpoints in their life they could live their life with better choices and less compromise. Beautifully crafted
    #readbypreetispanorama for #MyFriendAlexa

  43. We worship woman in form of Devi; we call her nav Durga. then why one should expect her to dance on tunes with him or dress up like a princess for a date. she can be herself and instead of laughing on silly jokes she can be a a try companion in terms of being the strength go her better half. Beautiful poem.
    #MothersGurukulreads #Myfriendalexa

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Exactly Alpana

  44. I envy those people who can write deep poems easily. You have said a lot in very few lines. Relatable and very deep.

  45. Very well written. Women are not object or obsession, they should be treated as companions and equally intellectual, than mere fantasy.
    #MyFriendAlexa #momlearningwithbaby #Blogchatter

  46. Quite a thought-provoking piece. You are someone who would just be herself and that’s what is essential.

  47. Waw… That’s a fantastic poem. Very deep and one which will open the conversation..

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thanks Aditya

  48. How beautifully you have penned it , it opens up plethora of discussions and talks.
    #myfriendalexa #mommyinmereads

  49. Your poetry resonates with the strong independent woman who has dreams and aspirations for herself too. Hope men desire such kind of woman and not one from fantasy land. Loved the flow in your poetry.

    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts
    #MyFriendAlexa #MeenalSonalReads

  50. Loved it Pooja. Bang on! Sure you are a woman of substance.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thanks a lot Roma

  51. Beautifully written. Enjoyed reading it.

  52. Powerful words to emphasize women are not objects to be desired.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thank you

  53. I am.not the woman you desire. The title itself runs a chain of thoughts in one’s mind. Women have always built curiosity among men and saying this you in fact, become more desirable. I quite liked it, pooja. #LiveItYoungReads #MyFriendAlexa

  54. This one is such a real piece. I loved your words. Seriously. Awesome one.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thanks sweetheart

  55. How beautifully you have expressed the feelings in this poem. The title was intriguing. I love your writing skill.

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thanks Kavita

  56. What a thoughtful and poignant poem… Loved every word of it…

    1. Dr. Pooja Tripathi says: Reply

      Thanks sweetheart

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