POETRY : But first, Hear Her Roar by Shweta Bhavana
To those who assign designations I ask,
Did you look at the intelligence behind the eyeliner?
To those who assign names I ask,
Did you look at the truth behind her slogans?
To those who assume arrogance I ask,
Do you know the extent of her physical and mental strength?
To those who assume her dress was short I ask,
Did you know about her dreams of opening a boutique?
To those who accept that she doesn’t do numbers I ask,
Do you know from which account she trades?
To those who accept that she will like bunny rabbits I ask,
Do you know she builds planes and trucks?
To all those who call her fat or thin or dark I ask,
Do you know that her perspectives extend beyond skin?
To all those who decide on the basis of a single look I ask,
Have you heard her Roar?
Dedication: To Anjana – my pride and joy. Roar On my girl!
About the poet:
Shweta Bhavana is an HR professional and an avid reader. Her interests include classical dancing and sketching. She believes that a (common) sense of humour is a must to survive in this world. She has just forayed into blogging and her thoughts are recorded at https://belimitededition.wordpress.com/.