I wonder often, why in this age and day
We need to celebrate women in this way
On one day out of 365, as if the rest of the year
We as a gender do not matter in the global sphere?
Forgive me if I am harsh, but I find
The need for a separate day depressing in my mind
I am even more dismayed to read
That gender parity is 200 years away, on my newsfeed
I guess this is the day to launch one more
Hashtag campaign with renewed vigor
The campaign theme for this year is #PressforProgress
The issue of gender parity it aims to address
Words cannot express how disheartening it is to me
That work of men and women is valued differently
Knowing the statistic I have no inclination
To think of this day as a cause for celebration..
And if the statistic quoted above is true
Gender parity is a distant dream too
One that I would be unable to see
Realized in my lifetime unfortunately..
The day draws to a close, and I shall end
By acknowledging the power of strong women!