An ode to Mary Kom

   She is an inspiration to the younger generation,
proud to all the women,
fame to the country
indisputable queen of boxing.
It was a  dream she always dreamed,
London Olympics gave her the chance
to fulfill her aspirations
the sport introduced.Manipur, a backward state,
sport unpopular among women,
monetary issues, family ties
faced  thousand challenges.

Determination to rise high,
perseverance  single mindedness,
fought against all odds
Well paid off.

We Indians are proud of you,
Salute your victory and
wish you many more
laurels in the future.

~ Jayashree