Begin with your thoughts….

They say, we will empower our women
But where will it start then?
By reservations in the Parliament
or a Constitutional amendment?

By entitling them to equal wages
or providing them stages?
By protests and movements
or lucrative employment?

It will start when the woman believes
that she is equal to her husband and not inferior
It will start when at home respect she receives
more than that of being a domestic helper

It will start when her husband supports her
when her children encourage her
When her in-laws adore her
when her friends inspire her

It will start when her mind shall broaden
when she shall believe, it can happen
It shall happen when she takes decisions
when she is honoured for her precision

It shall happen when she can go to the temple without covering her head
It shall happen when she can go to the kitchen while she menstruates
It shall happen when she is allowed to earn her bread
It shall happen when she is accredited for what she creates

Let her fly, don’t clip her wings
she wasn’t born only to mend your things
Let her breathe
let her thoughts seethe

Let her relish
let her cherish
Let her flourish
without any anguish

Let her grow..
let her go..
Be her hope
be her hope..

Change your thoughts
to empower her
No law can do it
before our minds are clear!

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