Women’s Day haiku

Dignity to claim
Power to tap — Women’s Day
International

The truth for millions
Obscene beyond all telling
But truth should be told

Pains of oppression
Rape, mutilation, bondage
Poverty, hunger

Mothers and daughters,
Sisters, men who stand with them
Rally on this day

Imagine a world
Of liberty, justice,
Non-violence, peace

Education, hope
Freedom, opportunity
True equality

Slogans are just words
But if they move us to act
They have done their work

And so much good work
Awaits to bridge the canyon
Between real, ideal

International
Women’s Day — power unleashed
Dignity reclaimed

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