She can be a witch or an angel
(This is based on a story retold by Sri Anantha Narayanan , who is my friend in face book. My heartfelt thanks to him.)
One great king after fighting very hard ,
Defeated another in a fierce battle,
And the defeated king was brought before.
The victorious king for punishment.
The victorious king told the defeated king,
“I would ask you a question and if you ,
Give the correct answer for the same ,
I would give you , your kingdom back”
The defeated one agreed and the victorious one,
Asked :”What does a lady desire deep in her heart?”
And he told that this question was asked to him by his sweet heart,
Who promised to marry him, if he answered correctly.
The defeated king wandered all over the world ,
And none knew the correct answer and he was directed,
To an old ugly Witch who said , she knew the correct answer,
But would tell it to the defeated king, if he would obey her wish.
Without seeing any other option the king agreed and the witch,
Told, “Every woman deep in her mind wishes that she should,
Be allowed to take all decisions , in matters pertaining to herself.”
The defeated king told it to the victorious one , this answer.
He in turn told it to his sweet heart , who married him.
And the defeated king got back his kingdom and went,
And asked the old ugly witch as to what she wanted ,
And she demanded the king should marry her.
She also told ,” I have two forms , one of an ugly witch,
And another of a pretty angel “ and asked the king,
“whether she should take the form of witch while going out with him,
And be an angel when she is in her home or vice versa.”
The king told her “Do take any decision that you like,
Deep in your mind and I would agree to it.”
The witch became happy and said she would be,
An angel always and always as she liked his response.
This only tells us that any woman,
Would be an angel, if she takes the decisions,
And a troublesome witch when someone,
Takes the decisions and compels her to obey.