By Jana Ahmed El-Sayed Nabawy (9-H),
The sun is bright
And the birds are flying
As they gently chirp
A woman notices
That the chirp is suddenly interrupted
By silent whispers
Little to those lips pronouncing these giggles
Know that this woman has ears
That can hear
And a heart
That can feel
Days or shall I say years pass
We wake up and hear the same stories
About a woman getting mistreated
We think it’s enough to drop a tear
Without speaking, or thinking of the need
To free those women somewhere.
This day should be a day where we raise the voice
Of not only one women
But the thousands of women who were a victim
Of not mistreatment
But of silence.
Those women who accepted to sleep
With their mouth sealed
Should witness this day and use it as a strength
To bring light to their silence.
To become louder while being heard.
We shall not forget that includes
Other silent words that will also gain power by this
One loud word.
You have eyes, but you can’t see those scars
You have ears, but you can’t hear the beat full of ache
The senses aren’t what we need
We require much more than that
We require power and will and the fight
For the rights we so long want
We should stop women abusing, harnessing and shaming women
IN THE END
The women empowerment day is a day to be witnessed by those who think women are weak
It should be a strength to them
By women who lost their self-esteem because of some words
It should raise it once more
For those women who sleep nights while crying
It’s our duty to wipe their tears
Together we can raise the voice of millions.
Let’s unite our hands, and shout together for our rights.
We should not settle in our seats for any longer....
Source Link: April Newsletter (2018-2019)