She: Maa, I want to live Promise I’ll be a good girl And bring lot of happiness Into your world She (Maa): What can I do? I am helpless They won’t let you stay A boy is more precious So they say She: I want to learn About stars, atoms and the cars I’ll become a space scientist The likes of superstars They: Trust us, when we say Learning is waste for you You’re born to cook and serve And that’s what you Should Do But hey, We honour you On Women’s Day! She: I wear the scarf As my identity and pride What I wear is my choice I would love to have that right They: Absolutely! We grant you freedom Express however you care Btw, these are the rules And that’s what you Should (not) Wear But hey, We honour you On Women’s Day! She: Can I marry a she? Finally, won my internal fight! I don’t identify as ‘her’ Isn’t that my right? They: Oh you’re deluded This emotion you should conceal You’re born a woman And that’s how you Should Feel And hey, We honour you On Women’s Day! She: I need some time off My kids are small Sorry for the short notice But I have to balance it all They: Don’t you feel guilty You’re free to take a break But to repeat it again Could be a mistake And hey, We honour you On Women’s Day! She: The results are proof For a step-up and equal pay, Is there a valid reason For this delay? They: There are a million reasons You’re top grade! But we kinda define your worth And this is what you Get Paid But hey, We honour you On Women’s Day! She: Maa, I want to terminate It came uninvite It's my life and body Even this isn’t my right? She (Maa): They made it a law and ask us to obey Our body is not our right So they say They: Hey, It’s the Women’s Day! We value your contri And to celebrate you Here is the trophy She: Please take back the greetings, the trophies and the cards Today, I will live with dignity and pride Together, with billions of sisters worldwide My vote will be my voice. With hope and courage in our hearts, We’ll speak up to realize the day When she, he and they get to live authentically, unapologetically, Their Way.
Epilogue: ‘she’ and ‘they’ do not represent any person of a particular gender, race, ethnicity, religious or political affiliation. ‘She’ represents any person who has faced discrimination or violation of their human rights. ‘They’ represents any person or group of people who have been responsible for suppressing the individuality, dignity, value or rights of another being.
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