How to be a woman?

First featured on Whisper and the Roar

eloise-ambursley-652057-unsplash.jpg

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 an 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 to your songs of freedom

every war cry of yours

is not too more than a screech

Give in to the fear

of those jackals

those protectors lurking in the dark

they are the guardians

of this society

and your voice is ripping them apart

So next time the world try to

teach me how to be a women

/an epitome of grace and elegance/

they should come and witness the scars

I bore on my body

and the glow I carry

which can put their

thousand suns to shame

a sight their shameful eyes

can’t bear to see.

–Megha

Photo by Eloise Ambursley on Unsplash

Advertisements

20 thoughts on “How to be a woman?

  1. First time comment
    Thats the true pic
    Of today’s women
    Most of them
    Tortured physically and emotionally
    Tolerating injustice
    Still silent
    Tears dried
    Face covered with salt
    Causing more agony
    To the bruises inside
    Still she awaits eagerly
    For the magic touch
    It’s time to raise voice
    Just not to gather
    Sympathy and support
    But to fight against injustice

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.