For those women who have endured life and wear a façade of stoicism and silence. A woman is an iceberg. A depth you cannot fathom. Don't underestimate her. Regard her with warmth, she'll melt.
For those women who have reached the pinnacle of their careers and stand tall. A woman is the Mount Everest. A zenith you cannot see. Don't undermine her. Respect and stand for her, she'll yield.
For those women filled with unselfish love trying to juggle and balance life. A woman is an endless ocean. A restless, yet a calm one. Don't misjudge her. Appreciate her, she'll take you along.
For those women who have struggled without support and whose tears have dried off. A woman is a desert. Soft sand in a tough terrain. Don't walk all over her. Love her, you'll find oasis.
For those women who are scientists, leaders, physicians, writers and much more. A woman is a giant galaxy. A mysterious one. Don't trivialize her knowledge. Study her, you will be enlightened.
Not a Woman
This is from a woman who can fight, but decides otherwise to maintain a bond. A woman is not a weak link. She knows her priorities. She chooses her battles. She gives in and resigns for peace.
This is from a woman who is gifted with true affection and realistic optimism. A woman is not an emotional wreck. She balances heart and mind. She keeps life grounded. She ties the loop of relationships.
This is from a woman who lays low waiting for the right time to lift off. A woman is not a subordinate. She plans life's phases. She rises when the time is right. She shines with dignity and poise.
This is from a woman who was called names for expressing. A woman is not hysterical. She is clearly ill-labeled. She cringes at this blasphemy. She frowns at this audacity.
This is from all the women standing together with one voice!
A woman is not a commodity. She doesn't need to be approved. She doesn't belong to anyone. She owns herself. She is an enigma.
Happy International Women's Day! March 8, 2021 With much love and admiration.
Source: This poem was authored by Kamala P. Tamirisa, MD, FACC, cardiologist at Northwest Ohio Cardiology Consultants in Toledo, OH.