Women’s Day Special: My Sentiments

Overnight, very

Whitely, discreetly,

Very quietly


Our toes, our noses

Take hold on the loam,

Acquire the air.

Nobody sees us,

Stops us, betrays us;

The small grains make room.


Soft fists insist on

Heaving the needles,

The leafy bedding,


Even the paving.

Our hammers, our rams,

Earless and eyeless,


Perfectly voiceless,

Widen the crannies,

Shoulder through holes. We


Diet on water,

On crumbs of shadow,

Bland-mannered, asking


Little or nothing.

So many of us!

So many of us!


We are shelves, we are

Tables, we are meek,

We are edible,


Nudgers and shovers

In spite of ourselves.

Our kind multiplies:


We shall by morning

Inherit the earth.

Our foot’s in the door.

These were the words of the great Sylvia Plath in her poem, Mushrooms,  and the sentiment of it has resonated with me my entire life.

I don’t want to get too elaborate here, but on this Women’s Day, I just want to remind you that women will one day undo the terrible deeds done by men throughout history. All the world needs to do is to give them the chance.

Men, please look after and respect the women in your lives… or else, you may regret it.

On a personal note, I’m so grateful for every single woman in my life and the vital role that they have and will continue to play.

Happy Women’s Day everyone!



I am a 24-year-old journalist, working in Sports journalism, but interested in just about everything.

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