Sunday, March 8, 2009

HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY

To all women, especially those who have made my life a wonderful journey, Happy International Women's Day. Different people might have different opinions regarding this occasion but I prefer to see it as a day to celebrate all the women in our lives and salute them for who they are. Still, there are a lot of women out there who are not appreciated or properly recognised for their contributions. To me, it is much more important to highlight their contributions (no matter how small they are) rather than singing praises for their achievements. It has become a norm in our our society and for the mass media nowadays to highlight only the achievers and forget the others. Gone are the days when the ordinary women such as the industrial workers, working mothers, farmers and even the full-time housewives could feel special. Now, it is always about the women who have successfully climbed the corporate ladder, excelled in academics or become icons to the others. I'm not saying it is wrong to do this but if appreciation and awards are given only to those who have managed to be at the top, what about the others? Don't they deserve to be appreciated too?

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He's home again from another day
She smiles at him as he walks through the door
She wonders if it will be okay
It's hard for her when he doesn't respond

He says babe you look a mess
You look dowdy in that dress
It's just not like it used to be
Then she says...

I may not be a lady
But I'm All Woman
From Monday to Sunday I work harder than you know
I'm no classy lady
But I'm All Woman
And this woman needs a little love to make her strong
You're not the only one

She stands there and lets the tears flow
Tears that she's been holding back so long
She wonders where did all the loving go
The love they used to share when they were strong

She says yes I look a mess
But I don't love you any less
I thought you always thought enough of me
To always be impressed

I may not be a lady
But I'm All Woman
From Monday to Sunday I work my fingers to the bone
I'm no classy lady
But I'm All Woman
This woman needs a little love to make her strong
You're not the only one

He holds her and hangs his head in shame
He doesn't see her like he used to do
He's too wrapped up in working for his pay
He hasn't seen the pain he's put her through

Attention that he paid
Just vanished in the haze
He remembers how it used to be
When he used to say

You'll always be a lady
Cause You're All Woman
From Monday to Sunday I love you much more than you know
You're a classy lady
Cause You're All Woman
This woman needs a loving man to keep her warm

You're the only one
You're a classy lady
Cause You're All Woman

So sweet the love that used to be
So sweet the love that used to be
We can be sweet again