I’d be writing a poem for the woman which has a rhyme scheme and then I’d write other poems celebrating women.
A Poem for the Woman
Just as fighting has always been part of humanity,
So has she always fought for freedom from masculinity.
The man has been blessed with immunity,
So she has to put up with his impunity.
Her pride should be in her husband, her children,
She should have no self goals, ’cause that’s the lot for women.
She must only watch and learn,
But she’s never allowed to handle the pen.
She’s seen as a source of entertainment,
She’s just as good as the television.
She’s her husband’s trophy-like-ornament
And she has no right to a vision.
No, she has lain here enough!
It’s time for her to come to her rising!
Though, the journey might be rough,
She’s dogged to go right on fighting!
Like a Proverbs chapter 31 woman,
She must make her mark, in a world dominated by man!
She’ll take her place because she can!
She deserves equality, she’s the modern woman!
Celebrating the Woman
Celebrating the woman: culture, religion, have dealt her deadly blows below the belt, but she’ll rise. They hold a consensus to keep her below their belts, but she’ll still rise.
”Do not vote, do not go to work, do not go to school, you have no right to dream, you are too feeble to rule, you have no other purpose but to serve men”, they tell her. But, she has a mind of her own, she’s not a robot!
She cooks for him, she cleans for him, she does laundry for him, she sleeps with him, she makes babies for him and she’s his punching bag when he’s frustrated. Yet, she smiles.
She’s Stronger than Him
They call her weak, but she’s stronger than them.
She must bear the pain,the stain, the stench of menstruation every month.
She must bear the nausea, the itching, the fatigue, the weight gain of pregnancy.
An observant husband cries like a baby at the horrors of labour. Some faint and lose consciousness, just for standing by an watching the torture of labour, their wives go through.
Sometimes, she dies, bringing her child to the world.
And when she lives through it, she has a world of work waiting for her. She has to feed her child, carry her, change her diapers, bath her, round the clock. Her life is a flurry of activities. Her sleep is stolen. She has no rest day or night. While the man has an option to help, for her, it’s non negotiable.
She must be strong for her children, she must be strong for her husband, she must be strong for herself. Although, she’s not muscular, yet she’s stronger than him.
The Modern Woman
Early in the morning, she wakes up to make breakfast and pack lunch for her family.
She makes school runs and still dashes to work just as her husband did. She gets back from work, and rushes to the kitchen to make dinner. While Mr husband sits in the parlour and gets entertained.
Her weekends are just as hectic. Piles of laundry to be done, a dirty house to be scrubbed, are but a few of the items on her busy schedule. At the end of the day, she’s dead on her feet. She falls into a fitful sleep, where her dreams are riddled with check lists and to-do lists.
She must juggle between, motherhood, house chores, being a wife and her career. She’s a modern woman, she’s a strong woman.
This post is dedicated to celebrating The International Women’s Day.