How to be a woman? — Megha Sood

Come read my latest piece on Whisper and the Roar.

Whisper and the Roar


There are rules to be followed

guidelines to be remembered

to be followed to the tee

before I can call my self a woman

a lady like appearance

and that ever-present grin on my face

smiling from ear to ear

just to please you and ease you into the life

as you please

I should bow down in obedience

should never raise my voice

walk with the stoop of  discipline

and  eat with your hand

with the freedom

you have handed me on the plate

Like I was the chosen one, you see

Oh! that skirt is a little shorter than we expected

see it clearly fails to keep those lurking demon inside their skin

Now, you have shown them

too much flesh

now they will come out

and rip you into shreds

will devour your soul from within

“I told you” they will say

keep your voice down

the patriarchy can’t handle you pitch

they are tone-deaf…

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32 thoughts on “How to be a woman? — Megha Sood

  1. Being a women in a patriarchal society is life’s biggest challenge but everyone of us withstand all the odds and in some point of life make everything happen😌I guess that’s really imp and powerful🙌🏻love the way you write sister❤️️😘

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  2. The glow your heart carry, can put their thousand suns to shame; a sight their shameful eyes, can’t bear to see! This is such a wonderful piece! A lovely tribute, to all the strong women!

    स्वतंत्रता दिवस की शुभकामनाएं! 🇮🇳

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      1. ah yes summer is a crazy time, soon you will be in autumn maybe more restful for the spirit too. my thoughts are with you, you are an a amazing woman and mother by example too. we all have too much that we want to read. my kids have to turn off the lights to make sure I stop!!

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      2. haha..I tottaly understand that. I love to spend time with my son so only able to read/write when he is in the bed.My husnads switches off the light too to stop me from reading/writing.haha

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