The Independent Woman

Courtesy: PaSsu

You have seen her walk
down the street
tall on her feet
sexy in her moves
noble in her thoughts
beautiful in her actions
an aroma about her
you may sometimes envy her
for the way she carries herself
for her graceful steps
she is everything a human should be
free, independent, strong, different, smart, humourous
beneath all the skins she wears
she wishes people see
how hurt she is at times
despite all the strength she possesses
how stupid she is sometimes
in spite of her smartness
how at times she wishes a strong arm to hold and lead her
despite her independent nature
how ordinary and common she is
just like every other human
how at times her tears flow
under the cover of her humour
how the society tries to cage
her free soul
she knows her place
she would raise a family on her own
feed a village single handedly
yet she would not whine
living a life isn’t difficult
living in a man’s world is
often she is trampled upon
yet she will walk
tall on her feet
sexy in her moves
noble in her thoughts
beautiful in her actions
and down the street
people will turn their heads
to look at
the independent woman

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5 thoughts on “The Independent Woman

  1. Well written. It’s our duty not to allow their independent dreams to be trampled upon. Only if everyone looks through the same plane. Fight on, women! Good work as always. Keep up!

  2. nicely written,…. very proud to see you in jingle poetry interview. your enthusiastic of writing poetry is beyond measure. glad to know how you represent the Bhutanese poet in that interview, i never waste your single poem i read each and every words you feel in your poem. i read your poem every time even though i don’t leave any comment to leave behind…..keep it up ,..your poem just like river who quenches the thirst of all readers here,….best of luck always!!! nopkin writer, (Kezwaa)

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