Thursday, 7 March 2019

Woman's Day

O patriarchy!
give me a chance
to wade in my Ma's womb.
Do not abort my dreams,
let me struggle and come out.

Give me a chance
to sprout , grow bigger.
Let me feel the sun-rays,
dance with rain-drops,
embrace the fog of winter.

Give me a chance,
to celebrate my birthdays,
failures and success alike.
I will fall down and hurt myself,
to stand up and bounce back.

Give me a chance 
for my wings to soar,
like a bird or an aircraft.
let my fins touch the ocean-bed
to discover the beauty of reefs.

Give my pen a chance.
my ink will flow 
to influence lives. 
Permit me to be influenced
by my Ma's teachings.

Give me a chance
to choose and vote.
see me bloom and blossom,
into a lady and 
you will not regret.
let me survive and 
mankind will thrive, I promise.

Happy Women's Day to all the readers. 

Thousands of girl-child did not live to celebrate this day, every-day. A mother who does not differentiate her off-springs on the basis of gender , a lady who is not afraid to call a spade a spade, a lady who uplifts another struggling lady , a mother who stands up for her abused married daughter , a mother who does not shy to face the pedophile is a true feminist.

 A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. – Gloria Steinem 




  2. A beautiful ode to woman and womanhood, Kalpana. We need to soar free of all limitations, inhibitions and restrictions.

    1. When we do away with all limitations and restrictions, then we are really free in the true sense. Thanks Anshu B.

  3. No matter how advanced the technology is these days, the mindset however still has to come out of the cave man's age when it comes to gender equality.
    A powerful message Kalpana. I so agree you that there are many genuine feminists in and around us who are not just arm chair propagandist.

    1. Feminists need not march on the streets shouting slogans.she can be within the four walls doing every bit to ensure gender equality and instilling right values in her kids. Thanks Anagha Y.

  4. Beautiful words conveying a great meassage...its lovely.

  5. Beautiful written with powerful message.👌 Happy women's day

    1. Thank you Amarjeet S. happy women's day to you.

  6. Beautifully written with a strong message. Loved it!

  7. Mothers should stand up for their daughters at all times. The norms of Patriarchy have to change. Good Message.

    1. patriarchy should exist only in the dictionary. Till then women will suffer. Thanks Jyothi for reading and commenting.

  8. That was wonderful writing.

    Happy women's day to you!

  9. Beautiful and so inspiring, Kalpana.
    Amen to those words!

  10. Apt Women's Day post.
    Three cheers to feminists.

    1. Thanks Dr. Anita S. W e are fortunate to celebrate this day .

  11. "Give me a chance to celebrate... failures and successes stand up and bounce back." is favourite stanza! a beautiful poem!

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