I am a women With a vagina and a pair of boobs I am much more inside Than how my curves and skin looks
“Inequality” I never understood this until now Cause I always got more than my brothers when I was a child More clothes on diwali More gifts on birthdays More pocket money Everything was always done more to me Even the love too
I was always told “Betiyan to paraya dhan hai” And I was fine with it And always dreaming about those days Days at someone else's place Laying around the arms other than my father's But this all happened Till I was a child
And one day it all changed One day I bled I have seen in western movies They celebrate it there But at my home It spread silence Only my father was told And he was happy But more worried And from then He always told me to take more care And I always did So many things were changed by then
One of this changes was my body My breast grew plumpy Giving some curves to my body And many creases to father's head Worries in my mother's mind I really never understood What was the deal behind it Until a day
A day when The neighborhoods shopkeeper Who was there when I was raised Kind to me and generous When he suddenly got into creepy looks During my childhood he was more looking into the kisses I used to give him on his cheeks for every chocolate he gave me And now he was looking somewhere else Imaging those kisses somewhere else And I was feeling far from neighborhood Somewhere else
It all changed a day When I was told not to play with boys Boys who played with me housy cloudy during childhood Boys I played cricket with even when I didn't know how to ball and bat Boys whom with I was schooled They are not bad boys I was told But the world outside is wrong they said
It all changed when My father scolded me for buying those fashionable clothes The same type he used to buy me during childhood Those frocks And say “Meri nanhi pari ke pari jaise kapde” From buying more clothes for me To buy more clothes to cover me Everything changed
And now I was able to understand Inequality Which was only adhered to my brother's tongue during our childhood as he thought his childhood was unfair He thought my life is just as a fairy tale and his the miserable one And I never expected that my fairy tale life will suddenly turn into a caged one governed by others mind which was affected by others acts and thoughts I never expected this And I will never accept this
Yes I am a women With a vagina and pair of boobs I am so more and more Than how my clothes, skin colour looks
I am a Girl I am a Daughter I am a Sister I am a Friend I am a Wife I am a Mother And I am a doctor, an astronaut, an engineer and a pilot too I am all of one's capabilities I am half the world's life I am capable of bringing new life I am capable of raising them I am able to play cricket with boys and win gold I am able to safeguard myself when I am in short clothes and surrounded by lusty wolves Yes, I am women I am wonder among men Yes, I have a vagina I have boobs But I am far greater and stronger than your minds of fools.
Body shaming is truly a curse to our society and those who face such problems are in great danger as I just lost one my friends, she was harrassed by some other people, she couldn't lose weight, and now we lost her. #Everylifematters #RIP
My thoughts have a wobbly wheel Former & later together conceal the present by putting a seal So I decided to switch in everyday To make today a wonderful day
Let's just mitigate the differences To open a jar full of euphoric affluences All it need is to change the angle of one's glances, to figure out the ray of sunshine from the prevailing trances
Every time I decided the To-Do list But this time the context got twist I will not compare, will not complain, will not judge, will not be sad & nervous kind of things manifested Because it's a wonderful day, where detrimental spirits cannot be digested
To this day, Maya Angelou remains one of the most loved, respected, and admired American authors and poets of her time. Her work was revolutionary, transcendent, and inspiring. The following piece of hers "Still I Rise," is surely known by many; but as it's such a powerful, empowering, and remarkably well crafted piece, I like to revisit it often. Here it is now, written in 1978, by the one and only, incomparable Maya Angelou. May we all rise up with her, evermore.
P.S. Please see my next post for a related challenge.
STILL I RISE by Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014) You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ’Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise.
Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries?
Does my haughtiness offend you? Don't you take it awful hard ’Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines Diggin’ in my own backyard.
You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I've got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise. Copyright Maya Angelou 1978
Hello out there to all of you fantastic folks! After a questionable amount of dawdling and delay, I'm finally back with a new challenge! And with Halloween being nearly upon us here in the States, I figured a Spooky Sayings challenge was rather fitting. And now for the rules...
■WHAT TO DO: Choose one (or more) of the spooky sayings listed below and incorporate it into a seriously sinister poem or short piece of your own creation. Please be sure to list the saying(s) you used in your caption area with proper credit; and make sure to put the challenge hashtag (listed below) in your caption area too, so that I can easily find your post.
*Posts must be penned in English.
■CHOOSE ONE OR MORE:
▪"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes." -Shakespeare
▪"Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble." - Shakespeare
▪"Hell is empty. All the devils are here." -Shakespeare
▪"There is something haunting in the light of the moon." -Joseph Conrad
▪"Hope not ever to see Heaven. I have come to lead you to the other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice." -Dante Alighieri
▪"Oh yes, there will be blood." -From "Saw II"
▪"Sometimes dead is better." -From "Pet Cemetery"
▪ "The world outside had its own rules, and those rules were not human." - Michel Houellebecq
▪“No one escapes from life alive.” -Michael Crichton
▪“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” - Bram Stoker
▪“Even the dead tell stories.” - Marcus Sedgwick
▪“That cold ain’t the weather. That’s death approaching.” -From "30 Days of Night"
▪"I see dead people." -From "The Sixth Sense"
▪Be afraid. Be very afraid." -From "The Fly"
▪“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.” - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
▪“I fear not the dark itself, but what may lurk within it.” -Unknown
▪"My hour is almost come, when I to sulphurous and tormenting flames Must render up myself." -Shakespeare
▪"Bloody thou art; bloody will be thy end." -Shakespeare
▪"Stars, hide your fires; let not light see my black and deep desires." -Shakespeare
▪"For a charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble." -Shakespeare
▪"Here in the forest, dark and deep, I offer you eternal sleep." -The Aenigmachine
■NONE OF THIS STUFF: -Plagiarism -Inappropriate language or images -More than one entry
■DURATION OF CHALLENGE: This challenge will run for 48 hours. When it says '2d' in the upper right hand corner, the challenge is closed. Please don't submit to a closed challenge.
■CHALLENGE HASHTAG: Make sure to put #cees_spookies in your caption area.
Ok, happy haunting! I mean writing! Or both... ✍
P.S. Don't forget to support your fellow challenge participants by checking out their submissions.
I grew up in a family of teachers--from my parents, to my uncles and aunts and cousins. In fact, I remember growing up and being asked if I wanted to teach.
After obtaining my Masters degree, I was offered many times the opportunity to teach too. And many times, I turn down the opportunity.
I witnessed how my mom has spent too many weekends training other people's kids for quiz bees and press conferences. I saw how my dad did the same that he sometimes extend help to previous students who have already graduated and pursuing higher studies.
I've seen how my parents have worked hard, despite the little income. I am happy too every time the many souls they have touched reciprocated their efforts.
It is truly a noble profession that at a very young age, I have learned that not because I was on top of my class, I can be able to teach.
I know that it is a skill that has to be learned and continuously improved overtime. I know that to be able to teach, you've got to have a heart that is rooted for kindness and patience and the will to make the students understand. And that you must have an insatiable thirst for learning and must understand that learning is always a two-way process between the teacher and the students.
Characteristics that sadly, I don't think I possess.
Teachers day is celebrated every October in my country. But in light of the occasion, let me greet every teacher a Happy teachers' day!