This post is for all the women out there who carry on with life, without the drama – to women who wipe their tears and are ready to stand after every fall, who work towards their dream without all the ‘noise’.
Remember, women’s empowerment begins with ‘Women’- it begins with you and it begins at home. As mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, friends, daughters-in-law, mothers-in-law, let us promise to treat each other right. And when I say ‘women’ I mean all women – homemakers, domestic help, employees and business leaders, students, children- irrespective of race or color or status. It’s important we women treat other women right and show men how a woman should be treated.
And to all the women out there, don’t blame anybody for not giving you what you want if you haven’t laid out your expectations. Even God said, ‘Ask and you shall receive.’ How do you expect mere mortals to know what you want then if you do not ask?
Here’s a poem I’d written a long time ago- it’s in my book, ‘Roads- A journey with verses’. It seems perfect to share it today on Women’s day.
Let every girl be
I will not give up the things that I want to do,
for things that you think I must do
I will not be forced by you
I will not be coerced by you
to do the things I don’t want to
Unless I choose to
I will entertain when I wish to
And not when you think I have to
I will not be treated as a sequel
Because I am by far your equal
I will not be subdued
Or unfairly viewed
Get this straight
I will not be treated as bait.
A simple truth you do not see
Men, you would not exist if not for ME
Don’t clip my wings, I want to be free
Women, do not forget, you are ME.
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