Badhai ho, mubarak hoji ladka hua hai! Khushiyaan manao, arrey ladoo baton, daawat kab hai? Oh ho! ladki hui hai, chalo koi baat nahin, next time!! So how many of you have heard such stereotypical and mawkish comments time and again? I have, still keep hearing them, get so irked and wonder are we really advanced in our thinking or are just full of pretense showcasing our brain to be radical? Honestly, this kind of mindset is not only prevalent in the lower class but is so evident in the upper strata as well!
The most beautiful and authentic creation of god ‘A Baby Girl’ assumes multiple roles as soon as she steps out of her mother’s womb! Daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and a friend are just a few roles that she has to absorb in her skin with her very first breath! Every now and then I painstakingly question myself, ‘Are we girls a boon or a curse’? Having been born in a modern and advanced age I comfort myself often times by saying ‘Yes, of course being a girl is the biggest blessing’! However, anytime I log on to my computer, social media, tv or radio I invariably hear some kind of news that make my brain cells rattle in a sore way, ‘Why always women? Why always girls’ ?
Let’s back track in time when God created women, he must have pondered real hard, reflected very strongly and with his cognitive abilities carved the most beautiful piece of existence, ‘ YES, US WOMEN ‘! He concentrated unconditional love, wisdom, passion, humility, devotion, strength, power and above all the undying ability to endure any roadblock in life! All the ancient age old stories in history revolve around women, life is a ZERO with out them! Every generation with mighty kings and their cyclopean empires had some woman who played a pivotal role in their life! The list is too long to even pen down their names! East, West, North and South all across the globe we have women who have broken the chains, voiced their opinions, fought their battles and marched forward to attain their goals!
My question to you is:
What do you see when you look in the mirror? I hope it goes beyond skin and outward beauty! I hope what you see is that person who’s so worth it, deserves nothing less than the best! I hope that you see beyond the agony! I hope that you see the glory ahead of you! I hope that you see the strong woman who doesn’t break to fail, but breaks to stand and I hope that you’ll always remember that you need to love the person in the mirror first to make a change”! Always remember no one can ever dim the light of a self-reliant woman who is made of steel, so find your bright light!!
A few lines that I penned down for us ‘Women’
I was born
Welcomed earth in the spring zone
My parents did not ‘groan’
Of course I was their gemstone
Scintillating smile and sparkling eyes
God created me to caress the skies
Miracle was created
Feelings were elated
Magic of passion and power
Created to empower
Resilient, supple and bouyant
Flamboyant yet chatoyant
Spirit to crush the mountains
Desires always pounding
Living in a world of combust
Am I here to be crushed?
Yes, I am a woman!
Standing tall like the mythical Phoenix
Came into strong existence
Facing all the storms
Breaking all norms
Heartaches, despair and torment
Never broke me for a moment
Ashes, soot and cinders
Kept showing me wonders
Strong wind swishing through the trees
Yet, holding on to my dreams with glee
My stalwart and immeasurable soul
With a pot stirring full of goals
Will claim my own destiny
Flowing with intutivity
Do I have to kneel?
Do I have to squeal?
Do I have to unseal?
Why is everything about being a woman so ‘surreal’?
Why do we forget, we are divine!
To uncover the goldmine
Discover your soul
Flush away the dark coals
Rise up, shape up, mold up
Gigantic and undissuadable
Don’t desert the women in me!
Conquer it all, open up my bones
To find the invincible and indomitable
Yes, that’s me…A WOMAN!
With all my love~ God bless!