Happy Birthday Woman

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Today is not a day…

Just to celebrate womanhood,

It’s very much a day…

To learn what’ll do some good!
Many of us, myself included,

Have been clearly quite deluded…

About the purpose of this day…

No, it’s not to flit our cares away….

No, it’s not to have your manicures and say…

“I’ve celebrated this day!”
It’s more than that…

Much, much more…

It’s what many women believe…

About settling a score…
Not a battle with men…

Only to be fought…

It’s really about…

An alteration of thought….
What you think…

Reflects your behavior…

And decides what you say…

Thought can be a saviour!
To me, Woman’s Day…

Is a day of rebirth…

For any woman who’s faced struggle ….

(Or not)

It’s a freeing from the hearth…

That’s so commonly identified…

With the word “woman”….

And is exemplified…

Whether you’re career woman,

Or not…

Everyone just assumes…

It’s your lot…

It’s your job…

The “mother” mirage…

Is actually a blot…

It’s not “ALL” we are!!

Don’t put us in a slot!
It’s about all women…

That stand united in a cause…

To just be equal, why?

Because…

In many areas, we’re still not…
When women put up this status…

That’s entitled “blessed”…

Yes, sure you are and you’re thankful…

But what about girls, still facing tests…

Trials and tribulations?

For them, there is no rest…
We are so elitist…

What do we do…

To help other women?

Nothing! That’s truth…
We don’t advocate…

Even morally support…

And then we take selfies…

And so believe and purport…
That we’re celebrating…

This day in our lives…

When husband gives “endorsement”…

For our inane kitty parties to thrive,

Or to shop “to our hearts content!

Tedious can be…those lah- di-dah wives….
Who only know how to rant and rave….

And grumble about…

Their “nemesis”, the maid!

Have they themselves…

Ever mopped the floor…

Dusted the shelves…

Do they know more…

Than just what they see…

A poor woman trying ….

To make ends meet?

She has an unemployed husband…

Frustrated so drunk…

Who’s waiting to beat…

Her, to a pulp…

To her, life’s no treat…
Forget the men for now…

Many women are averse to each other…

And how!

For all the excuses…

We make…

There’s not a single initiative…

We take!
“Where to start?”

Was one friend’s lament…

I turned her head to her device,

She took my advice…
Now she’s cooking…

For destitute women…

She looks forward to this…

And her mind has opened!
Another asked,

“Where can I donate?”

I grimly said, “Tsk, tsk!”

But it wasn’t too late…
I told her to donate

Her “precious” time…

So she reads stories to girls…

Makes them smile…

Makes them stronger…

For the lifelong mile…
Makes them question…

Changes their thinking…

And that’s life real lesson!
So this woman’s day…

Spend it well…

Rather than waste…

If you truly want “blessed”…

Use the sense poste haste!

Look up “women”…

Do some research…

Find out how your gender…

With the force of some rockstars….

Has become more than the blender…

The apron, and the laddle…

Find out how Buffalo Betty…

Has found her saddle!
Many girls don’t have…

The freedoms we have…

We owe it to them…

To do as much as we can…
If it’s only mentoring…

Or lending support…

Only empathizing…

It’s well worth it’s meaning…

For them, to know they’ve got…
Some kind of strength…

Empathy does a lot ….

Believe me, you can spur change ….

With a single thought…

 

By Scherezade Mansukhani

Scherezade Mansukhani

Scherezade is a Clinical Child Psychologist, Part-time mother, blogger, French teacher and IATA teacher. She has worked with the differently abled, and now works on and off as a teacher.

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