A girl can dream!

Freely walking down the aisle at an odd hour,
destination is a little too far,
but to go there I’ll need no team,
Certainly, a girl can dream!

Attending parties at our own discretion,
late night movies will be a viable option,
not missing out on life’s cream,
Atleast, a girl can dream!

Won’t be blamed with no fault of mine,
he’ll be punished, that idiot swine,
to be heard, i won’t need to scream,
Yes, a girl can dream.

Born to a king, married to a prince,
practices of dowry won’t make me wince,
I won’t be pushed to the extremes,
Wistful as it is, a girl can dream!

I’ll be treated as an equal,
Not degraded, if not special,
to be looked at with deserving esteem,
Of this, a girl can dream!

My birth won’t be seen at as a burden,
the shrewd thinking boundaries will widen,
for us with pride all parents will beam,
distant though, a girl can dream!

Misogyny will be abolished,
love and peace established,
of this yet, I see no gleam,
But still, a girl can dream!

Rainbow crow!

Because they are always associated with negative things, I got curious about crows. The result being a beautiful story that proves yet again, not all good is appreciated but someone has got to do it anyway. A crow is criticised for its hoarse voice, for its black color, it’s also said that crow bites when you lie. Poor creature. But ever thought why is it so? No? Read on:
The Native American legend of the Rainbow Crow was one i read a few days ago, and the story fascinated me. In a time when the world was in darkness, and plagued with bitter cold, causing illness, hunger and death, where no animal would survive, it was decided that a meeting with the Creator was in order, and the strongest and bravest of the birds was selected for the task, and also the most beautiful one of them all; The Rainbow Crow, whose plumage in shimmering colors of rainbow hues, was more magnificent than all the birds in the sky, and he sang more beautifully than a nightingale. He flew thousands of miles till he met with the Creator, who out of admiration and pity pushed a stick into the blazing sun, and handed it to the Rainbow Crow, who flew back to earth with it. But, the journey was long, and the burden of the fiery stick was heavy, its scorching heat burning through the stick, burning the crow’s feathers, till they were as black as soot, the smoke from the flames settling in his throat, killing his song forever, just as he plunged through the sky and entered earth. The fire brought heat and warmth, the snows melted and there was water to help fertilize the land, and all the animals rejoiced, except the crow, who sat apart, saddened by his loss. Till he heard a voice in the wind, and the Creator spoke to him: The animals will honor you for the sacrifice you made for them, and man will not hunt you because your flesh is charred and will taste like smoke. Your voice is raspy and not fit for beautiful song, so you will never be held captive, and can always fly free. The Creator then touched the crow’s black, smoky feathers, and they began to shine with gloss, while inside each one, the faint shimmer of the rainbow glowed, and would always remain but would seldom be seen.

Here’s a perfect lesson. In fact many lessons. Don’t judge people by their appearances, there’s always more to it. You do good, you get good. You might be criticised, don’t take it to heart for the one who criticizes doesn’t know what you’ve been through.
The story might just be a figment of imagination but the lesson is worth remembering 🙂 🙂

Happy Women’s Day!

Today is women’s day. A day to celebrate, the larger than life, womanhood! I always think why do we need women’s day?? I mean I preach equality, so then why this?! Why not a men’s day as well. Better give us the equal status daily, that’d be much better than this one day. Lets face it, you cannot just thank us in one day 😛 But then I realized that it’s a very pessimistic approach with which I was looking at it. And then I thought over why would it be so grandly celebrated globally. A little pondering gave me a satisfying answer. Precisely saying, we women are special! Way special. Special because of our compassion. It’s said, a women has love running through her veins not blood. It’s only a women who’ll love you inspite of your flaws, faults, who’ll not be credited but would still do all the work anyway, who’ll love not only her own but other children as well, who’ll cry at the movie but be strong emotional pillar of the family, who’ll demand bargain in everything except love. Darn, such qualities do demand for special day! So I wish to every women I know, a very Happy Women’s Day!
What i’d also like is to address all men.

To the people from mars,

Hi! I’d like to chuck the pleasantries and get straight to the point. Have you ever imagined how you’d survive a single day without the women of your life? You think it’d be easy? I bet no! I think major of you, while you read that question would have thought ‘yeah, people from venus keep reminding us about how important they are’! Now now, can we help it? That’s how lame-headed you people are, you always need reminders and heavy duty lectures to realise our value! You think you work hard? Imagine coming home from a supposedly tough job and heading straight to cooking dinner for your family! Daily! Isn’t that tougher? My mom does just that! And mind you, she’s a teacher…a job so tiring you can only imagine! To manage a class full of students is way tougher than your air conditioned brain storming sessions at office. And still I’ve never heard her saying ‘i am not going to cook today’! Yes, she gets irritated at times. Who wouldn’t?! Hell, I would throw a hundred tantrums if in her place! So just stop giving the ever-so-shitty excuse of your job for not helping your mom, sister, wife! If you go through your day smoothly, it’s because of the women in your life. We women have a general tendency to lean on you. It’s not like we can’t do stuff but we love it when you people do it for us. It’s not our weakness but our natural inclination for your support. We love it when you praise us, we love it even more when you are praised by others. That’s how we are! I can simply go on to write pages about how much more ‘cooler’ we women are than you but you probably already know that! It’s time you make us feel special every day, because that’s what we are, special!

Thankyou, people from venus!