Saturday, May 21, 2016

Woman, you should be a girl soon. (Inspired by Neil Diamond)

Woman, you should be a girl soon!

Remember the time when rains meant
Jumping into puddles, splashing dirt
Getting wet, face upward welcoming sheets of water
And not looking for umbrellas, removing clothes from balcony
Anxious about children who are not at/yet home!!
Woman, you should be a girl soon!

Remember the times when cinema meant
Popcorn, oily unhealthy savories,
Dressing up, first-day-first-show
And not preparing dinner before leaving
Dozing off once the film starts
Woman, you should be a girl soon.

Remember the times when friends meant
Gossiping, bitching about your friends,
Swooning over Brad Pitt, discussing books
And not organizing a tea party,
Matching chinaware, talk about children’s academics
Woman, you should be a girl soon.

Remember the times when shopping meant
Clothes, 49/99 jewelry, second-hand book shops
Smelling those books over the end of shopping coffee
With the inevitable masala dosa at Indian Coffee Board
And not groceries, milk, uniforms, stationery
Gather all that is “on sale”, plants, toiletry
Woman, you should be a girl soon.

Remember the times when relaxing meant
Just jump on your bed, hammock, whatever
With a book in hand and turn off the world.
Not putting in so many efforts, to finish chores
That you actually pass out.
Woman, you should be a girl soon.

And please remember your husband/lover fell in love with the
Girl , not the woman.
Woman, you should be the girl soon.



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