How people change!
Well, times change
There was a time
When I used to complain
About extra bus seats for women
Yes, this is not a lie!
Having a female friend certainly helps
With a different perspective
With counselling, you believe
That you can make changes
But this is not about that
This is about a person
Whom I will thank a ton
For changing my process of thought
She has been through a lot
Losing a dear father to war
Such a loss can leave a huge scar
Facing violence at her college
Why wouldn’t she take umbrage?
She just wants peace
Doesn’t she have a right to protest?
But nationalism doesn’t allow that
Rape threats to silence her voice
Trolled and harassed on social media
Forced to delete Facebook account
Nationalism is such a bigot
Thriving on pure hysteria
Even forcing her to take refuge
In the safety of her native
All this made me understand
How difficult it is, to be a woman
I am a lucky man
In a misogynist land
But she is still fighting out there
For peace and a better world
In this, I am fully with her
This sexism and hate must end
2 thoughts on “How difficult it is, to be a woman”
Love this poem! Gurmehar truly is one amazing person
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thanks yes she is!!!