She has been overshadowed by him for a very long time.
She has been chained, violated, exploited.
It doesn’t matter what colour her skin is or what age her body is.
It doesn’t matter what she thinks, what she feels.
It doesn’t matter if she agrees.
Her ‘no’ holds no significance.
The hegemony has become so embedded in her that now, she doesn’t even say no. .
Is that a small trembling voice I hear?
Is that voice- full of fear yet full of the will
to snatch its freedom that lies ahead,
saying ‘no’ ?
Do you hear them too?
Look, listen carefully, there’s another one!
And another, and yet another.
Where are these voices coming from?
Who are they coming from?
Come on you woman, and you man
These voices belong to those
who demand change
Be they your daughters or sisters
Or daughter-in-laws or strangers
These voices are brave
They are covered in ice
But they’re lave inside
And they burn for change, for freedom
They burn to not be shadows
They burn to be proper nouns
They burn now, but will be all ice very soon
You are the wind that needs to blow
For them to burn, for the fire to stoke
For the change to crystallise
For the voices to be fearless
For the ‘no’ to be significant.
~|women are more than a common noun|~ .
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