Need I be a Woman?

Need I be a Woman to live life

Must I shun my dreams and call it sacrifice?

The conversations with them and you

Will they ever turn real

Till when should I try to fit-in

and hide my mixed-up ordeal?

In thoughts, in actions, I still befit the girly shoes

Often times also a grown up, digging up my roots

My moods you see, never remain same

I’m a wanderer,‌ in love with the mountains and rain!

I also, haven’t birthed a child  yet

Does that also cease my Womanhood

Untill now, I was only taught

Unmarried folks, serve no good!

There’s so much more to surviving

In the confines, set by unnamed

The rules, the expectations

A decorated picture, intricately framed!

To stay where I was born without permit

What must I do

Should I shun my dreams

And lengthen the sacrificing queue?

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Written by Nitika Sawhney

I am an aspiring writer. I'm still discovering my strengths and learning the art of poetry and prose.

Professionally, I'm into Internal Communications and feel blessed to have a work life that is closely related to what I am passionate about, Writing :)

Shree to Shakti

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