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Being A Woman [Poem]

The writer encapsulates in sparse verse what the experience of being a woman is, especially in India where they are often without a voice.

The writer encapsulates in sparse verse what the experience of being a woman is, especially in India where they are often without a voice.

I am a woman.

I am an untouchable

My thoughts are neglected,

My ideas are ignored,

My voice, silenced

My body, trampled over.

As I stand facing the world,

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My voice is muffled by the speech of the powerful,

I stand yelling into nothingness,

I wake up

And understand that it is but my dream to talk, to express.

I am a woman.


Published earlier as a Facebook status by the author.

Image source: sad woman silhouette by Shutterstock.

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