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Yes, we had to start from somewhere
Yes, it is okay to have a day to mark that beginning
But for humanity’s sake stop mouthing stale platitudes!
Let the moth-eaten adjectives that you air once a year
remain in your dusty, masculine cupboard
I am much more than the curve of my breast or the size of my butt
but you are myopic, visualizing me just as an object
correct this glitch in your thinking circuit
this one day of paean singing combined with putting on pedestal
is trust me, just tokenism and you know it too!
And you! You who body-shame,
age-shame and deride your sisters
passing judgements from the comfort of your position
and you who smirk at stay at home mothers
as also you who bad-mouth working women
also those of you who tolerate just anything
maybe you should acknowledge
some woes are created by you too!
For once I have to be the person I want to be
identify stereotypes that are to be shattered
to accept this beautiful gift of womanhood
to turn this silence in my heart
into a rallying song of moving forward
trust my instincts to leave footprints on the sands of time
which no water can wash away
I have to stop complaining about the predicament I am in
and believe one day I will be accepted on my terms too!