Fairer….. But Strong

I refuse to wear makeup, layer upon layer. The facade of my complexion, too shallow for my flair.

Standing for myself is now my choice

I repudiate to be slapped for raising my voice

I refuse to get hitched for society’s sake

My career is a priority, the cherry on my cake.

I refuse to wear makeup, layer upon layer

The facade of my complexion, too shallow for my flair

For I have the talent to create nano softwares

As well as I can manage spatulas and cookwares.

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Me and my male counterparts are at par about tech

And so I speak up against unequal pay cheque

I walk shoulder to shoulder, for I am equally shrewd

But my dauntless spirit is oft-quoted as arrogant and rude.

I want to go out solo, explore the world

And roam around on the streets at night

Instead of opposing my choice of freedom

Can you please help me feel safe and alright?

I love traditions but do not conform with the wrong

Ask my consent, before you start singing your song

For I am a woman, with a choice to choose

You cannot shackle my dignity and its vibrant hues.

Kill me in the womb, or force me into the pyre

A world without the fairer sex, is bound to go haywire

Born inside a woman, sheltered in her lap

Dear men, come on! Let’s stand together against gender gap.

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