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In Quest of a Listening Ear

Misbah loves writing poetry. She says poetry is what makes her heart feels warm and light.

A Tribute To Women

The poem is a dedication to women. Women in our society are required to make several sacrifices on various occasions throughout their lives. When she was a child, she experienced several gender-based challenges at school. She faced difficulties as a teenager; when she is in a love relationship, she faces additional difficulties, which may be the hardest one to deal with. She, too, is a human being who feels pain, but the question is how much she truly counts.

She is frequently ignored and placed in positions where she is expected to do things she does not want to do, yet she does them for your happiness and satisfaction, but how much does society genuinely care? She is mostly blamed and criticized because society considers her weak and unable to speak up for herself. The woman is an incredibly powerful character in all aspects of life; she is a strong daughter, father's best friend, mother's helping hand, As a sister, she is the finest lawyer. God has compared His love to the love of a mother, she is all love as a mother, and when she is your partner, she makes you feel like a king.

She often forgets herself while giving so much that she forgets she exists; so, here is a poem to remind all the women around the globe, O dear woman, that you exist. If you don't have someone to cherish and appreciate you, here's another woman who values, respects, and appreciates you for everything you've done to make your loved ones happy so far.

She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.

— Atticus

In Quest of a Listening Ear

She is the one who drags her body into the desert,

In search of a few drops to drink.

But who has to deal with illusions all the time...

She is the one who emerges from the depths of her loneliness.

In the tumult, she drags her soul

In quest of a listening ear

In the absence of a caring presence,

Her voice is silent, and her face so serene.

But her inner cries for help.

To be noticed, to be felt,

To be heard and understood

But has anyone ever heard her scream?

She is a woman, your partner, and your dream.

The question is how much you think about her.

And how much does she truly mean?

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

— Malala Yousafzai

© 2022 Misbah Sheikh

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