Some people have the tendency to poke their nose in others’ business. In our society, a woman is particularly judged for her relationship status. If she is single or divorced then so many questions keep coming her way. They have to face the inquisitive and prying looks all the time which is really annoying. This poem is written as a response to all those over-inquisitive people who should rather mind their own business.
I am tired of being judged
For the absence of a man in my life.
I don’t need a man to define me
I was never a shadow anyways.
I am tired of being judged by my past
The doors were shut tightly long back
Neither I live there anymore nor do I revisit
My present is who I am.
If judge you must then judge me
By the times I have stood up after being fallen
By the scars I proudly wear like a warrior
By the smiles and laughter amongst all odds.
Don’t sympathize or feel pity
For I am not an insect crawling through life
But an eagle aiming to tame the skies
With an indomitable spirit and with my held high.
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