BLUE BY BIRTH

BLUE BY BIRTH

A Poem by DIVYA
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Recounting a tale first told on my Blog 'Tell The Rain' on 10.07.2016

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They say we go alone. I think we come alone too. Not many recall their birth. I do. Vividly and with obscene clarity. The solitary steps of a lone soul through layers of darkness, to be embodied in female flesh this time. It was near twilight and I was bathed in a bluish light. Strange, how a birthing baby senses the vibes of those around it. As I passed through the birth canal, I was engulfed by a sense of shame, at my nudity, my arrival. It felt almost vulgar. Oh yes, a baby can think, sense and feel. I was delivered with ease and aplomb yet something was seriously amiss in that room. I could feel no merriment, no welcoming joy. Just a vaccum, a nothingness. Later, in my growing years, this was corroborated by my family. The occassion of my birth was solemn as I was the first born and I was female. My father hid under the bed, they often smiled and said. The nothingness still lingers in me. And I am still not comfortable around the colour blue.

© 2017 DIVYA



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Beautifully envisioned and delivered write, Divya :-)
I feel very lucky to be born in a family where my parents always longed to have a girl child....being a girl is something I am proud of and they are too.
I have seen gender inequality issues..it still affects me. I have a faith, Divya...slowly things will get better..many have started working on reforms. Condition of women/ girls will definitely improve. One day will come when there will be no female infanticide and foeticide case in our society. Let's be positive.
I really really liked the way you constructed this and the detailing of the feelings/perspective of a baby is simply amazing. A touching write. Well done, D :-)

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

8 Months Ago

Thanks a lot dear Gorthi, for such a wonderful review uplifting my soul.



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Amazing and beautiful story told in the words. I like the ending a lot. The story of the birth made me smile. Thank you Divya for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

7 Months Ago

Sometimes, we contemplate on things that bring on a smile. Thank you very much sir.
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

You did and you are welcome.
Well, said we come alone to this strange world and exit from the stage of life without possessions.
Beautifully structured!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

7 Months Ago

Thank you Tazeen!
My dear friend, this is absolutely mesmerizing! You give the reader the opportunity to stop and think of what we might have remembered as a young child, or even at birth. Your words are so vivid, alive, enthralling, yet sharing the shame of being a girl, and not a boy. How sad are those thoughts, the blue ones that remain with you even unto this day! We should never have to be ashamed of who we are, never, NEVER, NEVER!!
Blessings to you!!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

8 Months Ago

What a spiritual journey it has been my dear friend. And so much more enriched by precious friends s.. read more
Sheila Kline

8 Months Ago

What an exquisite way to accept it! I thank YOU as well for enriching my life with your friendship!.. read more
If you came into life wrapped in the colour blue, then, surely, you were sent from Heaven itself and more?

Your poem weeps words then calms into acceptance and love for what and who you are. In my mind, your words finish with the word: Joy.

Posted 8 Months Ago


DIVYA

8 Months Ago

A deep introspection into one's spiritual journey brings such joy and acceptance. Thank you for such.. read more
emmajoy

8 Months Ago

Meant and mean every word.
DIVYA

8 Months Ago

Smiles (And Hugs)
Great job Divya! Or should I call you Blue? ;) haha

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

8 Months Ago

Thank you Error :))))
Your account is filled with vibrations, with the stirrings of the soul. There is a profound, mystical essence in each line that transports us to that moment of birth, of awakening life, of your garden flowers opening to the colors. And here I am, lost in the blue, my essence seems to always be swimming in it.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much for appreciating this Craig. Its not very common to be able to recall the subconci.. read more
An owl on the moon

8 Months Ago

So glad that you could... that those seeds still live in you. ❤
As a Dad, who helped deliver both a daughter and a son, I will never understand this cult of inequality of gender.Now that my two grand daughters have joined our ranks, I feel that their contribution to life will be just as precious. Surely this archaic thinking must change as we see women now becoming intellectually and even physically superior to some of their male detractors



Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

8 Months Ago

Things are changing now and we hope the dark views and customs will fade away in the mist of time. T.. read more
Many say that infants don't understand their surroundings, I think they know more than we think. I have flashed that I believe to be from my infant days.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

8 Months Ago

You are so perceptive sweetheart, I am sure you must have been aware of things even very young. App.. read more
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The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

8 Months Ago

AS i so appreciate you.
Beautifully envisioned and delivered write, Divya :-)
I feel very lucky to be born in a family where my parents always longed to have a girl child....being a girl is something I am proud of and they are too.
I have seen gender inequality issues..it still affects me. I have a faith, Divya...slowly things will get better..many have started working on reforms. Condition of women/ girls will definitely improve. One day will come when there will be no female infanticide and foeticide case in our society. Let's be positive.
I really really liked the way you constructed this and the detailing of the feelings/perspective of a baby is simply amazing. A touching write. Well done, D :-)

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

8 Months Ago

Thanks a lot dear Gorthi, for such a wonderful review uplifting my soul.
i like that...still comfortable around the color blue.

i don't remember being born...and maybe that is for the better----not sure in today's day and age if i wouldn't be fighting against coming out...

i feel for the youth of today living in this very different and uneasy world.

i like how you shared this journey...with vivid detail....

j.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much Jacob...

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