International women's day March 8March 14, 2023
Come 8th march every year, we remember women
But do we, men, know the reasons why they weaken?
Recall the discomfort they face during pregnancy
For 9 months, they face anxiety.
Bringing up children is their forte
We stay away by playing truant
Then we claim as 'our' children
For we play with them with passion.
After work, kitchen is their space
For cooking is what they embrace
Without them, we go hungry
Or we eat out without any hurry.
We pride in taking them along
We don't miss making fun of them headlong
We feel lonely without them
But we claim we are happy with chum.
Remember Nirbhaya's gruesome rape
And Shraddha's horrific murder?
Men continue to rape and murder
With no respite in order.
We should not forget what they face
Every month the discomfort that stays
Once it stops they feel weaker
That's the strength they wear.
Let us not celebrate women only this day
Let us honour them everyday
For we can do nothing without women
That should be our mission.