paintings poetry Women

No more Women’s Days

Today
I hear a thousand voices aired
“Woman are equal, woman are free!”

Today
I read a thousand words written
“Women can do it, women are strong!”

Today
I see a thousand photos printed
“Women are fighters, women are tough!”

But
Every day
I catch a thousand sighs put out
“I cannot do it, my child is unwell”

Every day
I observe a thousand wrongs accomplished
“I have no food, the money is tight”

Every day
I watch a thousand crimes committed
“I am without help, justice’s not mine”

I do not want a Woman’s Day,
this ephemeral clamour of yearly uproar

365 Equality Days is what we need
not only to do, but mainly to be.

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