A Flower in My Hair

Today I wear a fresh flower in my hair,

My sweet sweetheart is here,

For the city, he left me asunder,

How I lived without him, I wonder;

Red florets I wore on our wedding night,

The gems he put in my hair under the moonlight,

Are the pressed blooms under my pillow,

How I slept without him, do you know?

Anita Bacha

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Author: Anita Bacha

Creative and inspirational writer of stories, poetry, and haikus I am also an addictive reader of novels, poetry, haiku, and children's storybooks. I am the author of SOUL POETRY a book of inspirational poems, verses, and quotes published by Partridge India (2015) The Maker of Miracles (2006) published in the USA by Dorrance Publishing and My Journey with God (2008) published under the banner of Sai Towers, India is the narration about my spiritual journey. My new poetry book INK Echo of life and love published by Éditions de L’Ocean Indien (2019) in Mauritius, my birth country is a collection of love poems extolling the feelings and desires of women. The Princess and the Crow is my first storybook for children, released by Austin Macauley Publishers London in March 2019. Two years later, I was inspired to write and published two other books - WAKASHIO, a storybook for children, and PINK MOON - AN ANTHOLOGY OF HAIKU POEMS. I love to write. I guess my writing has a special cliché of island 🌴 life, natural, unpretentious, and full of beauty.

13 thoughts on “A Flower in My Hair”

    1. Thank you Amy.
      Matter of fact, this poem is inspired by the living situation of a woman who tied the knots in an arranged marriage.
      The man her parents chose for her was already in a relationship with another woman.
      Hence the husband was leaving her every month to spend time with his first love.
      This is a sad state of affairs in many countries where arranged marriage still exists.
      I try to live the agony of the newly wedded wife and I pen it with the ink of my heart.
      Much love
      Anita

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      1. OH my gosh! How sad and how awful! How my Heart goes out to this woman! Will a day ever come when the world does not look upon a woman as an object? Thank you for explaining this poem. No wonder I felt so much emotion. (((HUGS)))!

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      2. It’s also sad that women do not know their legal rights or in some cases they are not educated.
        Above all,Amy , you surely know that the worst enemy of a woman is another woman.
        Much love
        Anita
        🌹❤️🌹

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      3. Anita, this world needs LOVE not jealously, not spite, not cheating, not hate, …. for all those are poisons. RESPECT for women from ALL ….. and respect for ALL from women … I don’t understand how some people can sleep at night …..

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