Today is International Women’s day and being a woman, that too, a mother of two grown-up girls, I wish to express my feelings and concern for all the daughters of India who are trying hard to make their mark in this man’s world. Every girl is an achiever in her special way, but it hurts when she is being stopped in her way to achieve. I wish all the young women and both my daughters the moon of their share.
In the search of solace,
Hovering over distress and disgrace,
I’m trying hard to grasp my nonchalant emotions.
With the void in the air,
And the vacant sky of despair,
I’m looking upright to replenish my lost acclamations.
What if I’m not revered!
My heart is pristine for what you said.
I wish my words to be heard than getting adulations,
I won’t give up!
What if I’m left with a scratched soul,
A stabbed back and some unanswered prayers.
I won’t step back!
So what if I have to fetch the moon,
And snatch the stars for your unstoppable lustre.