An ode to a strong woman

The most dexterous creation of the almighty ,
The heart and soul of the home ,
But the soul aim of her life ,
Why always , is to keep her husband happy ??

Dressed like a princess on her wedding day ,
Fancy trousseau , expensive jewellery ,
Doesn’t it seem like ,
The sacrifice of the poor lamb ??

Persistent kitchen devoir ,
Are intertwined with her life ,
Is this what her identity is ??
Our society , should indeed be abashed !!

A woman’s life ,
Its just not a rough journey ,
It is made tough ,
Always put beside her , are immense anticipations !!

Parents strive to raise ,
Strong and independent girls ,
Then why ??
Do they spend ,
Their life’s savings ,
On their daughters wedding ??

She leaves her home ,
Where she has all the memories grown ,
Her parents ,
Who need support , for they are even old ,
She changes her name ,
Why always is it only her ??

Engagements , marriage,
Pregnancies ,
Are these the only important days ,
Of a woman ‘s life ??
Why in the name of traditions
Are they always suppressed ?

Tormenting woman sexually ,
Is today , a recurrent act in our country ,
A country where goddesses are worshiped ,
The same nation ,
Are the women highly belittled !!

The neoteric Indian Hathras incident ,
That sends a shiver down our spines ,
Are all the Nirbhaya’s to soon forgotten , ???
How can the domestic violence not be addressed ,
Why is the position of women ,
Always so precarious ??

We are today engaging attention ,
On empowering the women ,
What the most overriding concern should be ,
Is to instruct the men ,
To live with the empowered women !!

Despite all the dejection and misery ,
Which is compelled into her life ,
To achieve her position in the society ,
She always strives..
Is a mother’s love bound ,
Only with her culinary skills ??

She’s Durga,
She’s Kali,
The Hindu goddess of empowerment and love ,
And the perfect idol we need today !!!

Crush patriarchy ,
Change unfair traditions ,
If not , development and equality ,
Will just be far fetched dreams !!

She is the change ,
That will change the million ,
She is the light ,
Because of which the nation shines ,
She is the laughter ,
The reason behind our smiles …
She is our strength ,
For we today stand with pride …,
She has a heart of gold ,
With love for all ,
Dear society ,
Give her wings ,
And let her fly !
So here is an ode ,
To a strong woman , with a high vision !

I am Kripaa Luthra … a thirteen year old studying in the eighth grade and I reside in India , the land of diverse cultures !! Writing is my passion and I also like to read and travel ! I have written on socially relevant topics , and human behaviour under different circumstances have always taken my attention . This lockdown gave me a lot of time to introspect and pen down my thoughts . My mother also writes , and is a huge source of inspiration for me .. I  have a blog , ‘ Dream diaries ‘ on wordpress !! You can find more poems by me on :

kripaaluthra.wordpress.com

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16 thoughts on “An ode to a strong woman

  1. You have written it so beautifully!!!! Keep shining .
    Let women live. Lets not bind them in societal obligations and patriarchy! Its time women are stopped being identified as only mothers and wives. We have an identity much beyond that!

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