Who never wore armor
But is an epitome of strength
Who never wore a make-up
Yet her beauty is admirable
Who could digest rudeness
And forgive her perpetrators
Who could keep turmoil within
Alone, on dark dreary days
Who could rise from the abyss of grief
And sacrifice all her desires
Who possessed the mettle to push
The hungry wolves away!
Who could use any curse word
To keep you on the right track
Who forgot to smile
Yet could raise happy kids
Who has never said ‘I love you’
But depth of her love is immeasurable
Who could knock off societal diktats
To nurture the dreams of her children.
No judgments could waver her confidence
No despair could drown her fortitude
Raging circumstances steeled her
To endow her with incredible power.
She redefined the power of women
She lived through difficult times
Please don’t criticize her
You can never fathom her strife.
Who are you to judge her?
You don’t even know a moment,
Millions of which seared her soul
Yet it glistens brighter.
© Balroop Singh, January, 2019
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