In the nasty skirmish of humanity where mankind turns on one another
Where every man is for himself and brother against brother
There is one section of society that is constantly under fire
From both its ilk and others, the situation dire.
Women have long faced darts laced with poison
The poison of doubt, insecurity and relentless opposition
The enemy is not easily unmasked or defined
When women themselves choose to turn on their kind.
With snide comments and open hostility,
Women choose to undermine their capability
And instead align themselves with the thought
That our potential would turn up to nought.
Be it Hillary’s forlorn but determined acceptance speech,
Or the protests to Irom Sharmila’s love;bitter and screech,
We’ve time and again been forsaken by the vey section we champion
And lost many an important milestone and winnable bastion.
If there’s one thing that can see a reversal in fortunes,
It’s the lessening of spite and feeling of doom,
The feeling that leads us to pull women down
And grab all the fame, success and renown.
For here is a fact, as true and sure as the dawn
Women need to support women and there’s place for everyone
More women in power would create boundless opportunities
For us to move out of the shell of “minorities”
Every woman successful is a testament to the fact
That when she is supported and adequately backed
There is no force on earth that can restrain our power
No bar on planet that we cannot lower.
So let’s pledge ourselves to be open and accepting
Of every step, be it small or blinding
That moves in the direction of growth and emancipation
And gives us renewed hope and anticipation.