Today March 8th – International Women’s Day. It’s to celebrate womanhood and pay tribute to the women who come out with flying colours and also motivating future generation women to bring out their colours.
“Bread and Roses” was a poem inspired in 1912 Strike by women workers with a beautiful line – “ Give us Bread but give us Roses” stating that, they want equality (equal pay, treated with dignity and respect) and beauty (enjoy lives with family and friends).
I came across this poem and I want to share here on this day…
She gave life. She is a wife.
She is a mother and she is a friend.
She is a sister a survivor to the end.
Appreciate her, we don’t dare.
Ask her worries, we don’t care.
Wipe away her tears, they are invisible as air.
She works cooks and clean.
She laughs, helps comfort, and hides her pain.
When you struggle she pulls you through
All this is she and what do we do?
Complain and create a mess.
Provide stress and leave her feeling depressed…
Push her away and ignore her advice.
Tell her she is nothing without thinking twice.
She was raped tortured and abused.
Told she was nothing and would always be used just for pleasure forget her pain.
She swallows her pride, put her feelings aside.
Does as you need in order for you to be free.
Ignores your ignorance and tolerates your flaws.
You call her nothing.
I call her Strong, Smart, Sensual, Caring, Giving, Surviving, and Tolerant and powerful
I call her WOMAN!
Wishing each and every women a HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY.