Poetry Here & Now: Being a Women- Shail Agrawal

Being women

Being a women
Means being scared
Do not go here or there
Definitely never alone
Think twice before stepping out
You are a vixen timid
In a world full of wolves
One foot wrong
And the game may be over

Happily trapped
in her fearsome glory
She spends all her life
Minding her each Q’s and I’s
Living very straight and narrow
One foot in the grave
Still puffing and polishing herself
Like a bathroom or a kitchen floor.

She washed him out of his hair
And swept them out of her home
They were loud and unpleasant
Not up to her lady-like taste
But party was a big success
We should do it more often
Declared the dashing husband
Who just darted out
Leaving few more dirty dishes
Piled Beside an already full sink.

A mother, a wife, a sister or a daughter
Helper keeper server and provider
A women is a women like any other

Until she differs her path and paves her way

Raised eyebrows instantly
And a gossip galore
There must be a man behind it
How can she do it alone!

Birth place and race
They all are the plan
Of this particular game
Being a master or a slave.

A woman in any relation
No matter what is her age
is a door-mat only
Born to serve and to be used
Strictly jailed in the boundaries
of her own creation.

Not to step out
Not to be befriended by others.
Strictly ordered again and again
not to unveil their desires.

Those who show their face to the world
Are considered hore and prostitute only
in many places, while their contemporary
mastering the corridors of power
are recognised and respected
in many civilised nations

Freedom a far fetched dream for one
Clear as a day light for another
Being a Women,
Is never the same any where.
for one and all!

Shail Agrawal

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