What does it mean to be a Woman in today’s world? On International Women’s Day I wonder about it and wish all the women in the world a good day at work, gym, home, supermarket, kitchens and war fields!
To the woman who cuddles her baby,
To the woman who wakes up to check emails from work,
To the woman who drives city buses,
To the woman who serves at the Starbucks counters,
To the woman who nurses the ill,
To the woman who fires her employee,
To the woman who reads bedtime stories to her children,
To the woman who works late night preparing for a meeting,
To the woman who is an artist,
And to the one who is a soldier, teacher, engineer, scientist, doctor and architect.
To the woman who watches sports,
To the woman who criticizes politics,
To the woman who teaches her daughter to be independent and strong,
And to the woman who teaches her son to respect the girls in his life.
To the woman that chooses NOT to leave her life behind
Just for the sake of getting married to the love of her life.
To the woman who nourishes new life in her fertile womb.
To the woman who is selfish enough to go on breaks alone,
To the woman who is independent enough to pay the bills,
To the woman who stays at home,
Cooking meals and taking care of pets and gardens.
To the woman whose joy is in the joy of her family,
To the woman who is strong at work
And weak in her partner’s arms.
To the imperfect woman who is not all of the above but only some,
To the beautiful woman who has scars to love,
And to the cheerful woman who hides her sorrow.
This Day is to celebrate all her flaws and faults,
And all her achievements and all that went amiss.
This post is not polished as I never hit the backspace on this one…it is all I felt in the moment and all I cherish in her. We don’t need a day to celebrate womanhood, but we do need a day to remind ourselves of its beauty!