For I am a woman, not a man!

To bring happiness to everyone around,
To make everyone smile even if I am down.
Born into this world to bring a joy,
I am girl, not a boy!
Growing up, I learned to be strong,
Through all those times when I was wronged.
I was the one to give love unconditional,
Chided many times for being so emotional.
Various roles I have to take,
Many sacrifices I have to make.
But I don’t mind it at all,
I know how to rise when I fall.
When I think of living a life of my own,
I am greeted with nothing but a frown.
I am asked to forget it and do something that I can,
For I am a woman, not a man!
But sometimes when I am all alone,
I ask myself why do I not have a life of my own?
What about my many dreams?
Life is not just what it seems.
Sometimes I decide to give it a try,
But everyone opposes me and makes me cry.
Sad, tired and dejected, I think of giving it up all,
For the world thinks my dreams are big and I am small.
But what does the world know of my strength?
That to achieve my dreams I can go to any length.
I have the strength to bear it all,
But can never think of dreaming small.
How better a place the world would be!
If all could chase their dreams ever so free.
Why cut down the wings of dreams, the plan?
For I am a woman, not a man?
Though you give me all the pain,
Though you may make all my plans go in vain,
I will give you all the love I can,
For I am a woman, not a man!
Wishing all the lovely ladies a very happy Women’s day!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Red Handed says:

    What a wonderful wonderful tribute to womanhood!
    The kingdom of muliebrity is really happy with you 😛

  2. reemwrites says:

    Thank you Red 🙂

  3. amazing 🙂 happy women's day 🙂

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Sachin 🙂

  4. Jatan Malde says:

    Salute to such a womanhood!!!! Happy women's day:) beautiful lines :):):)…..

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you 🙂

  5. Aseem says:

    That's a lovely tribute on women's day. Must say you have beautifully captured so many points about what woman have to go through each and every day of their lives. Beautifully done :).

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Aseem 🙂

  6. What a beautiful poem Reema! Loved it 🙂
    My favorite lines
    Various roles I have to take,
    Many sacrifices I have to make.
    But I don't mind it at all,
    I know how to rise when I fall.

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Manisha 🙂

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