Daughters of History: Poetry

Daughters of History

They said,

History is overcrowded with women who were harmonies,

Cadencing with the delicacy of vulnerable melodies.

Your ancestors were crystal chandeliers and exquisite geodes,

Fragility dribbling from edges and nodes.


She camouflaged under the spiral of books,

Caging the brutality and inequality in the lines of a notebook.

She told, girls possess the cells of storm and bravery,

Undefined valour, immeasurable kindness was their geometry.

(Anne Frank)


Her vocal chords sang a tangible battle cry,

She wore an armour, lead armies unnoticing the society’s eagle eye.

Believer of her own soul and her sword,

She said women were not only warriors, they were war.

(Joan of Arc)


Shot in a bus for educating herself,

For learning about the mirror image of the universe concealed in her cells.

She said courage is knitted in each thread of your veil,

Silence will not be the ship that will sail.

(Malala Yousafzai)


Spears and swords were her favourite games,

Annexed her kingdom and watch how mothers become flames,

Battled with her child on her back,

She taught us how women inhale fire until they draw their last breath.

(Queen of Jhansi)


We are the descendants of the women with ancient anger in our veins,  

Drunk on mad-hatter ambitions in our brains. 

We are the descendants of the women who had chaos in their bones,

Flames of wildfire dancing in the capillaries our souls. 


We were born when mess and glory were entwined,

We’re the girls of fire that will never entice.

We’re the daughters of the women whom you shrine,

The daughters of the history that will never decline.

The daughters of the history that will never decline.


And what did they say? ~ Enigma


Note: In case you haven’t guessed, the second stanza glorifies the life of Anne Frank. The third stanza glorifies the life of Joan of Arc. The fourth stanza glorifies the life of Malala Yousafzai. The fifth stanza glorifies the life of the Queen of Jhansi. There are and have been a countless woman in the history of time who have bled for equality and a secure future. My heart is filled with love and respect for them.

Dedicated: To all the women out there! Happy Women’s Day! (in advance)

Picture Credits: Google Images

Copyright © 2016-2018 Enigma. All rights reserved.


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  1. This is such a phenomenal tribute to the lionhearted and fearless women who’ve left the world in an awe of their audacious acts. They have left a deep imprint on the hearts of many. They have ignited a spirit of valour in the soceity. Hats off to their courage and to you Enigma, to never let people forget about the inspiring and heroic lives of these legends.
    Great post!!

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    1. Thank you so much Riddhima for penning down such a beautiful comment for those immortal souls! I am so delighted that you enjoyed the poetry!
      Enigma 🙂 ❤

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  2. This poetry needs to get published in every magazine and newspaper. Awesome way to describe the glory of great women and inspiring all those who are fighting their battles daily.
    A big applaud 👍💖

    Thank You so much for sharing this. 🙏

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    1. Oh my! I am delighted that you felt empowered by this little piece. Thank you so much for enjoying it! These fierce women has inspired us all with their dauntless acts!

      Enigma 🙂 ❤

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    1. Oh my! I am so delighted that you enjoyed this piece of poetry. Thank you!


      PS: Well, heartfelt apologies but I failed to recognise you, what was your old username?

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  3. Hey, I had a chance to nominate for The Mystery Blogger Award and I nominated you. Please check out my recent post to know more on the award. Thank you. Keep writing


  4. Please let me know once you are done answering my questions. I would love to read your answers. And would like to know your views on the questions I have put down. ☺


    1. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! I am glad you liked it. Malala has been an inspiration to the whole world.

      Much Love,
      Enigma 🙂

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      1. That’s an extraordinary and an inspiring book. I am so happy that you called me E. It has been a nickname since a while on WordPress.

        Enigma 🙂 ❤

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      2. Absolutely! I already have a friend of the same name on WordPress. It really looks like the conspiracy of the cosmos. 😀

        Your friend,
        Enigma 🙂 ❤

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