I Am A Woman
I Am A Woman
I am a woman;
At times, I desired to be born as a man;
With struggles I was born;
I knew life was not easy for me.
I giggled, danced and hopped;
Dressed as a boy until I was told I am a girl now;
With my first periods,
My mom gave me a rule book.
Stop talking to boys because you are a girl;
I never understood why Mom said so?
But my male friends were better than the female one, I felt.
I made many friends and craved for a boyfriend.
You are fat no one will marry you, a friend said;
I was upset and often said to myself that I am beautiful;
You are fair and beautiful said some optimistic soul.
But my destiny had some other plans.
I was slaughtered like a sacrificial goat;
An independent woman became a victim of abuse;
Where has my education gone? I pondered…
Why I am submitting myself and wearing a mask?
It is my life;
I realized slowly and broke all the stereotypes around me;
I began my journey with no rules or norms;
I give no right to anyone to mock me or laugh at me;
She is a balloon of attitude;
Stubborn and strong-headed;
I don’t need any labels or your sympathy;
I have suffered and now I am fighting my own saga alone.
Yet, I am proud to be born a female;
I have stopped flushing out tears;
Erasing the fears;
Life is much clear.
I am not a colour that fades with the time;
I am a woman with my shine;
Not a perfect one;
Yet, I am a born winner.