A Day for women…Really?

Sketch by me.
    
An hour glass
figurine
a smile that
never loses its shine
graceful, dutybound
and divine
living in a closed box
crumbled within
well, do you think
that is just she
defined & structured
perceived & judged

Well,
how wrong can you be
she can be every shape
every colour
she can laugh out loud
wear what she likes
a burkha or a saree
a skirt that is mini
or a bikini
she might have greys
and a flabby tummy that ooozes
she might want to dream
she might want to fly
she might want just a home
she might want the wide world

she is beyond
being a mother
a daughter
a lover
a wife
a care taker
that you always desire
She is a person
flesh & bones
blood that is red
just like you

Do you realise
when you
kill her in the womb
tease her when she
begins to bloom
crush her when
she continues to scream
judge her when
she opines rubbing your esteem
tarnish her when
she takes on a road unseen

Do you realise
She is a person
flesh & bones
blood that is red
just like you

And , yet
you celebrate a day
just a day
to acknowledge
her existence
to show that you
care!

And ,
what happens morrow
and day after morrow
does it change?
the sloganeering
the hashtags
the speeches
the claps
does it stay?

And , yet
you celebrate a day
just a day
to acknowledge
her existence
to show that you
care!

Really !!

Love,
Chinmayee



















8 Comments Add yours

  1. soniadogra says:

    Powerful Chinmayee. You hit the nail on the head.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. So very happy, Sonia! I am so happy you liked it 🙂

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  2. An excellent piece, absolutely to the point.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, so glad you liked it !!

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  3. Beautiful poem and sketch

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much dear !!

      Like

  4. sanjeevinim says:

    Such a simple and beautiful poem….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much !

      Like

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