Think not ..
You are born only for serving others
You are responsible for their welfare
You have to perform umpteen duties
You have to organise & manage others
Your work is only to cook, do laundry…
You aren’t, a housekeeper
You, my friends, are more than that
Don’t ever underestimate yourself
The God who created Men
Has created Women too!
In His eyes, all are the same
Some men & women fabricated
These weird rules–
To harass the innocent
To crush your self-confidence
To make you feel unwanted & lonely
To trod upon your ambitions
To reduce you to a state of helplessness
To overpower your mind & strength
To make you feel weak & exhausted till you give up
Just remember, undoubtedly
You have to look after your family but
Your spouse has to help too
Saying,’ I do that by taking up a job’
That’s not enough
You work much more than any 9-5 job
You are on duty 24 hours
Whoever says,’What do you do, you are at home?’
Let him/ her do the household chores for Say a week or even 24 hours
You go out & relax
The real fun will now begin–
There will be no end to the chaos at home
Shouting & screaming about being exhausted
Snapping at petty things
So if ‘you’ get tired doing housekeeping
Were the women having a picnic?
Just give it a thought all those men & women who–
Love making life, a hell for..
Someone else’s daughter but
Get furious & agitated
When it comes to their own daughter who has–
To bear the brunt of such mean-minded
Be thoughtful & generous
Every living being needs
Some moments for oneself
Snatch it not from them
God is watching each one of us
Karma isn’t going to go soft on anyone
Let’s do some introspection
Are we doing all that we expect from others?
Is it a reflection of our own failures?
Blame her not for your or your family’s wrongdoings
If you are so perfect, rectify them yourself
Piling accusations on —
The newcomer isn’t the answer
It only points out your own shortcomings, So-
This vicious cycle of authoritative meanness must end now, to avoid–
The birth of a mutiny in the family!
This blind culture of authority–
Passed down as inheritance must be Harnessed & rooted out before–
The precious institute of Family is butchered!
~ Anuradha S. Bannore