Status Quo [#Poetry]

Challenge the status quo, or let it be – what is it that you will be doing today? Each time things aren’t what they should be?

Here is the fourth winner of our October 2017 Muse of the Month contest, Sadaf Vidha.

The cue for this month was from the movie No One Killed Jessica. One woman’s struggle for justice against all odds. “I don’t want to fight anymore. I am tired, and I am fed up.” “You can’t give up now. You have to keep on fighting. This fight is not about you. It’s about justice.”

Status Quo

Each time you look the boss,
In the eye,
And don’t let him corner,
The new female colleague.

Each time you don’t,
Give in to taking less pay,
Or choosing one from,
Work or family.

Each time you,
Tell your dad,
To either shut the fuck up,
Or actually appreciate your mom’s cooking.

Each time,
You tell your uncle that,
Yes, you would like some tea,
But if only if he made it.

Time you told yourself,
“what will my arguing achieve?”
And then you challenged the patriarchy
You won one,
Against the status quo.

Sadaf Vidha wins a Rs 250 Amazon voucher, as well as a chance to be picked one among the top winners at the end of 2017. Congratulations! 

Image source: pixabay

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