International Women's Day My phone is abuzz With wishes And inspirational messages. I was feeling None of it Why?? I asked myself I am in a slump In one of my darkest depths. Everyday I wake up and wonder Why my reality is this I am not inspired Nor am I inspirational Why should this day Matter...at all?? But then, I realised, I felt These wishes are unfair They should include Me and women like me Who feel like failures And struggle everyday. What message do WE need?? Not one of goals and achievements That's for sure! Maybe It should be One that applauds us For just being us Without our external Accouterments Accomplishments Maybe They should be Wishes Just for our tired souls For being brave For holding on For letting go For existing For surviving For simply being. Happy Women's Day To all of you (us) No matter who or where Or how you are Just for being you. Wish you a lovely Peaceful and joyous Women's day Not just today But for everyday That we keep trying Hoping, living and loving For a better tomorrow For a brighter destiny For a lighter heart For a graceful spirit And a lively soul.
Image: The first suffrage picket line leaving the National Woman’s Party headquarters to march to the White House gates on January 10, 1917.