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Women's Day Poem

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I am a woman the mother of the land

He seeks beauty in long hair, slim figure, and almond eyes

I showed him the brunt face of my soul that howls and cries

Is beauty a set of set standard features? I pondered, then asked with a gaze

When found the question mark, my rebellious attitude he felt he has traced

He then made a new painting of mine, using the colors of impurity and deceit

What mistake did I make? I ran on a voyage to find the answer in the dark streets

A century passed, and then I found a mirror, saw my image pleading in it

Zipped lips, tight handcuff, blood-sucking mosquitoes, these all made me rigid

I started narrating my story loudly; it echoed and reflected me

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Who are you??? I heard someone asking me this when I fell on my knee

Don’t you know me! I am a mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a human

Oh! Why are you making it complex? Why don’t you simply say you are a Woman!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2021 Fazila Nawaz


Fazila Nawaz (author) from Pakistan on March 11, 2021:

Thank you so much!!!

manatita44 from london on March 11, 2021:

Deep Fazila.

I love it! Exquisite!

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