I Am A Single Woman
I Am A Single Woman
Why is `man’s world’ meted out to me so unfairly?
Is it because I’m vulnerable, I’m a woman or I’m single?
Why these dark, staunch, cutting discrepancies
That slash my soul when I start to mingle?
No, I’m not winking coquettishly nor am I trying to flirt,
I just want a sensitive companion, to whom I can talk,
As I inquire not into gossip nor lurid affairs,
But of a mind enriched with literature after a healthy walk.
For, yes, like a diamond, I sparkle………
I have no desire to elicit for myself pity or attention,
But being single, I am grateful for a roof, clothes and food,
No time to worry about the riches’ idiosyncrasies,
Nor beat myself up for being a woman, crass and crude.
I am the golden gender of the disgruntled and distraught,
The middle class women who accrue less wages,
But yet break their backs for laborious work done,
I’m grateful that as a writer, I just have to fill history’s pages!
For, yes, like a diamond, I sparkle…..
Being a single woman, I evolved into one fiercely free,
To be astute enough to make transactions with taxes and bills,
For a single woman cannot borrow money easily,
For society could banish her beyond civilisation's mighty hills.
Single woman, like me, should strike a chord of independence,
And the necessity of knowing one’s physical and emotional health,
For which schedules of diet and exercise should be in place,
Making me a staunch survivor – not a pursuer of bland wealth.
For, yes, like a diamond, I sparkle……….
As a single woman, I know I must be the complete package,
By facing inevitable loneliness and frustration by prayers to God,
And thereby eliminate fear-entrenched heartbreak,
And instead try to follow the footsteps Mother Teresa trod.
Every step I take is scrutinised, my life an open book,
I endeavour to be a “woman of substance” without fears,
For my every anxiety or stress factor is magnified tenfold,
Maybe the only things comprehensible are my heartfelt tears.
Yes, like a diamond, I want to singularly and brilliantly sparkle,
But, alas, even Harry was finally captured by Meghan Markle!!