I’m a woman

I’m a woman,
a mother,
a wife,
a sister,
an aunt,
and a friend, a neighbour and a colleague.

I’m also a poet,
philosopher,
entrepreneur,
student and maybe
one day

a grandmother.

I will explain to my grandchildren why
I this day
light a candle and raise our flag.

They will then look at me with greatest doubt and say:
– So you mean,
there was a time,
when women and men
were not treated equal?

and I will answer:
– Yes, today
I lit a candle and raise our flag
for those who died
for our granted rights
and continued to do so
until
Womens Day
became
Remembrance Day of

patriarchal oppression.

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