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“And thus, making women believe that they never are enough,” goes the narrative of this story.
She was seven
when she walked into
the twenty-two yards.
The hefty bat
at variance with her petite frame.
They traded the sport
with a coy doll
and told her that it wasn’t meant for her at all.
A girl who loved numbers
wasn’t a norm you see,
So, she was happily married
to dance, music and stories.
She admitted how she loved machines
and they handed her one
to “sew” her dreams!
That streak of adventure
is a guy’s thing “silly”
She was told to rest her escapades
and find something easy.
They brought her an easel
to paint the sky around,
But flying was for the daring
boys of the town.
A little girl loved cars
and wanted to simply vroom on the streets,
They were already judging
her friends who sat behind the wheel,
They parried her desire
and told her that women were bad drivers.
And thus, goes the story
of making women believe
that they never have enough
of what you actually need.
But just as dust begins to
settle on their dreams,
around the corner
they can spot some greens.
With tales of valour
She spins her name
Mithali, Amelia and Ada Lovelace.
She is Lella Lombardi and Mary Kom too
with wonders wrapped within her
there’s nothing she can’t do.
And that is the lesson
women must share,
The key to unwrap
the marvel that has always been there.
To let the world’s misplaced wisdom
Now rest in peace,
and find within themselves
a world of oceanic possibilities.
Editor’s note: This had been shortlisted for the June 2019 Muse of the Month contest.
Image source: Pxhere
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