To the Women of My World – On Women’s Day

Their veil of ‘protection’

forcibly keeps out ‘our’ light

darkening our worlds

Against all odds

we dream

The shackles of ‘tradition’

stifle us

authoritatively dictating our lives

Against all odds

we breathe

The menacing shroud of  ignorance

violently wrapped around us

entangles us

not allowing escape

Against all odds

we hope

The fear of reprimand

ties us down

intimidating us to  tow the line

Against all odds

we assert

The danger

of being mutilated, burned, violated, killed

scares us

smothering us to silence

Against all odds

we speak out

The violence we face everyday

intimidates us

terrorizing us to tears

Against all odds

we smile

The world

we were born into

stands against us

up in arms to defeat us

Against all odds

we survive.

‘Women’ of the world and specially the women of my country, whose woes I know more intimately. Everyday in our lives is a struggle. one day for us is not enough. Lets pledge to claim the year!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Brava

    To you, to this and for all of us.

    1. Thank you Valentine 🙂 It is a pleasure to know you through the blog! It is great how many amazing women I have met through JAWC

    1. thank q ….. not mine though!

  2. lifelessons says:

    These photos and the commentary are so lovely. I tried to reblog it. Hope it worked. If not, I’ll be back.

  3. lifelessons says:

    Just can’t get the reblog to work. Perhaps it is my internet connection. So maddening.

  4. lifelessons says:

    Reblogged this on lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown and commented:
    These photos and this commentary are remarkable. Please go to the original blog to view the rest of the photos and to comment.

  5. V.J. Knutson says:

    Stay strong! Women need strong voices.

    1. They definitely do😊 thank you for visiting

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s