You are an epitome of love and grace,
Roles so many you ardently embrace,
Your patience is tested time and again,
Yet you handle them all with a smile on your face,
A multitude of masks you adorn to please the people around you,
Sacrificing your dreams so many,
But Alas! A judgmental world you encounter day after day.
As you perform your fine balancing act,
A few mock at all your flaws
Humiliating you for being far from perfect,
You are constricted into a quagmire of unwritten laws,
Your arduous journey takes you through meandering curves and formidable tunnels
Trying to drown you into a bottomless abyss,
But you brave the brumous skies, tempestuous winds, the unkind miles,
And like a phoenix, you arise from the flames of cruelty that engulf you…
You glisten with a heart of shimmering gold,
Wings of fire with which you soar high,
An armored shield of resilience,
A sword sculpted with your grit and fortitude
Yards of experiences and patience as your cape
And finally adorning one mask that truly belongs to you – the mask of a superwoman
You proudly proclaim- “ I can be both hellfire and holy water”.
This poem was first published in ArtoonsInnPoetryParlour. It was written for the prompt ” Superwoman ” in March 2021.
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