A WOMAN I am –
today I say it with élan,
for a lifetime I spent
living it up to any man:
I don’t need
to show you my muscle power,
or cover my love
for lipstick, diamonds, flowers.
I’d still appreciate
your romantic gestures –
over moonlight walks, surprise gifts,
And won’t hide my tears,
sensitive or feminine side either,
even if I’m now ready and able
to pay for all you might offer.
A feminist I am,
so like my own I’ll respect
your time, success, endeavours:
But don’t underestimate
the power of my perceptive mind –
for it’s steely, however kind:
I’ll dare you to stand up
to my discerning might,
also can beat you at a marathon,
without dropping my baton –
for I’m self-assured in my stride.
“I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” – Maya Angelou: Everything I’ve written, particularly the four new books, (ref previous posts) upkeeps this view…in respecting men equally and always keeping their perspectives in mind alongside woman’s. As I firmly believe…just like success, respect begets respect – we have to not only learn to respect ourselves but also men’s perspectives – which we women tend to forget in our feminist assertions.
WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY WOMAN’S DAY.
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