On the occasion of Ashtami, as we seek the blessings from Maa Durga, its also important to thank the feminine power that exists all around us. This post is a salute to every feminine aspect:
She looks graceful, she looks very mild
yet she can fight the entire world,
if needed, for the sake of her dear child!!
Her entire life, she spends for others
keeping her needs, below everyone else’s,
even when her child ignores her, but has time for others..
As a wife, she works as hard as her other half,
yet balances all her responsibilities
its a tough thankless job, yet she manages somehow..
She knows she can’t afford to give up
and so she stands strong, and resilient
I wonder where she gets such endless strength..
As a sister, she shares all that she has with you
her childhood, her memories, maybe even toys
and even when she grows up, she continues to share her joys..
You think, you aught to protect her,
but she is very very strong
she will fight the family & the rest for you, all the way long..
As dadi or nani, she may look old and weak
but check out how patient she is
when, with her stories she puts you to sleep..
She pampers you with her love and affection,
and fights your parents even when you’re wrong
when she gets old, and needs your support -she still very strong..
As a daughter, she looks up to you,
and follows you like crazy, cuz her dad is the
best man she knows in the whole world..
She constantly follows you, even when you’re old
cuz even though she has another life to run
She can never forget what you’ve done..
As a friend, she could be the joy giver,
she could be the listener, she could be the helper
her very presence in your life, makes you feel light
Your male friends could mean more fun to you
but she has a special place
she will manage the rest of her life pretty well, and honor you ,your space..
She may be a wife, mother, sister,
She may be your granny, your friend or your daughter..
She will choose ‘you’ come what may, but she has a life of her own too
She has patience, she has strength, she is a care giver
She has love, she has laughter, she has peace..
She is a human being after all, she may break down when she feels
She is not just her anger, or stress, or mood swings,
She is a lot more than you can ever perceive
In the depths of her heart, she can always forgive…
We are all lucky to have her,
yet we may never ever mention
till it gets really late, when she exists only as her essence…
This post is a salute to all the women in my life, both my moms, both my sisters, all 4 of my grannies, my niece & all my gal friends & also a salute to all the women I know..
What it means to be a woman, one can only know by being one..
Hats off to the feminine power , the Maa Durga that resides in each one of us..
Happy Ashtami 🙂