Why is it that during Women’s Day we appreciate a lady? We celebrate her by bestowing roses, gifts, etc on this day. How often we have fought with her on petty issues by insulting, humiliating, and stripping her of her dignity, treating her like dirt. It’s sad to hear when a girl child is aborted or raped. Just imagine the trauma a woman goes through because she’s the one who has to indulge in the malpractice of abortion. Her body is being rebuked. Her soul has connected with babe already. And then, imagine a rape victim. She feels like washing herself again and again as if she is the one that committed the crime. Has one forgotten that a woman brought you into the world? How can you traumatize women? Can’t you see your own mother, your daughter, your wife, your sister, or your daughter-in-law in her as she pleads to be set free? Haven’t we become worse than animals? My ink bleeds whenever I read of such atrocities that are done to women. Perhaps, being a victim of such abuse is why I can relate so well.
All a woman needs is love, concern, respect, and understanding. Make her aware that she’s not inferior. She’s not crazy for your bank balance, nor is she crazy for your valuable presents. All she needs is your attention, time, and above all, Love. Is that too much to ask for?
I have dedicated a poem as a tribute to God’s wonderful creation titled – Simply Woman. Read on –
She walks with dignity, her head held high,
Fighting through adversity and turmoil that has beset her life.
Though she hides it well so that the world will never know,
She greets the day with a smile and a confident glow.
When she falls asleep alone, she sheds a tear.
In her private moments, she releases her fears,
But tomorrow, for her, is seen as a brighter day
As she kneels down before her Creator to solemnly pray.
She knows her role in life and always plays her part,
Helping others less fortunate, she has a giving heart.
She gives the best advice and offers you a shoulder to cry on.
When others turn their back, she is the one you can rely on.
If men do not see her true beauty or what she is really worth,
Woman is the greatest treasure, the salt of the earth.
Don’t judge her for being a woman because you think you can.
Just remember God created woman from the rib of man…
Let everyday be a Women’s Day. Cherish and pamper her everyday!