Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy (Women and Spring)

Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy
When she was young, she had stars in her eyes,
Sky seemed the limit to touch peaks and highs.
All the right words were in place in her lexicon,
Every starry night welcomed a brand-new dawn!

A brand-new dawn came with so many possibilities,
That she felt she could handle with comfort and ease.
Nothing seemed impossible for her to gain and attain,
Self-confidence was something she couldn’t restrain.

All that was in her youth when her life was at its prime,
When to pause and think, she had absolutely no time!
Summer, winter, spring, for her were mere seasons,
To keep moving ahead, she had many-many reasons!

Yet, there came a time in her life when she saw a setback,
In the form of a loved one, who dumped her like a sack!
From here, began her journey downhill that was so steep,
She realized, she had fallen into an abyss dark and deep!

Spring the Season of Change, Colours and 
Fragrance seems just around the corner …
But what she craves for most, is to regain
The spring in her steps when she was young!

Bio: Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy’s poetry collection, “P-EN-CHANTS” has been recognized by the India Book of Records for never-before-attempted movie reviews and management topics in rhyming poetry.  Her poems, articles and short stories have been published in reputed print magazines, e-zines and anthologies.  A recipient of several awards, Paddy has compiled and edited six international multilingual poetry anthologies and 3 English poetry anthologies, of which “Amaravati Poetic Prism” 2016 to 2019 have been recognized by the Limca Book of Records as “Poetry Anthology in Most Languages”.  “P-EN-CHANTS…Again” is her latest published poetry collection.


  1. Very impressive and impactful poem, which is relatable to every woman, Paddy!
    Thoroughly enjoyed, reading it.

  2. Wonderful composition.. explained true feelings of a young girl

  3. Padmaja ! You have proved that falling down is very unfortunate but quite natural. Again raising up and trying to touch the hight needs lots of determination and patience.! I am proud of your achievements.

  4. Padmaja Iyengar-PaddyApril 15, 2024 at 1:54 PM

    Dear Padma, thank you for stopping by to read my poem and your valuable feedback.

  5. Padmaja Iyengar-PaddyApril 15, 2024 at 1:55 PM

    Respected Annonymous, thanks much for your insightful feedback!


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