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I am a woman! Day 5

I am a woman!

I am a woman.

The world dictates,

what I should wear,

how long my skirts should be,

And my perfect size in centimeters.

 

I am a woman.

And the world tells me,

If I speak freely I am a flirt,

If I sleep around I am a slut,

If I don’t agree to what you say,

I am a bitch.

 

I am a woman.

And the world objectifies me,

For the shiny car they need to sell.

For the booze that needs to clear your head.

For their desire to be kindled I need to dress.

In skimpy, tight clothes that don’t fit.

 

I am a woman.

And the rules are set,

To be the perfect wife who cooks three meals.

To earn money to compensate the rising needs.

To be a mother, caregiver and a pleasure in bed.

I am a woman.

I take back my power,

To feel an equal,

To be respected because I am no less,

To be paid for my talents not based on my gender instead.

To make my own decision because I am equipped,

with grey matter inside my head.

 

 

 

 

 

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Let my voice be heard…

woman

Born to be your other half
I can’t fathom why you are so insecured
Saddling me with names and norms to control.
Surrounding me with a boundary, to fence me in,
Saying I need protection from life’s wind.
You think I am a possession to behold
Not caring that I too have emotions left untold.

Burn me, scar me, mutilate me and rape me
Cover me from head to toe
Make rules so that my head remains bowed.
Why I ask you?
Do you try to fit everyone of us into a round pegged hole?

Let me live, let me free, let me be a shoulder that you may need
Give me my freedom, erase the lines, let me stand side by side
For I am your other half as perfectly divine.
Let us coexist at least in future times.

I dedicate this poem to all the women out there who are still suppressed and made
to feel inferior just because of their gender…Hopefully one day we would walk
hand in hand and be appreciated for all that a women can bring to this world.