I am a Phenomenal woman

Rakhshinda Shakir
Posted December 30, 2017


it is not impure

It comes out of my own body,


I bleed to  breed 

A generation

That lead and read

I am your child bearer.


The menstrual cycle

is as pure as I am.

Every month is thus

a reminder to myself

Of a phenomenal being.

A phenomenal woman,

A fertile beauty.


Could fertility ever be impure?

List of Do's and Dont's

Prison cage my maternal health

In sheer taboos. 


I am made helpless 

At the cost of my life

To hide my body poor functioning 

From the guilt and shame 

I am embodied with

that you call culture.


Dear society,

You need to grow up

and understand...

Understand that breeding

is a natural process

A nature to which

All the phenomenal women

are naturally entitled with!


You need to understand,

It is no more time to bear taboos

Over the pain that

almost crushes us while

giving birth

Or losing a baby within. 


that hot water bag

Do you see 

over my tummy,

 a displacement that I seek

for relief in using it

From hours and hours

isthe reason behind

the permanent scars

below my belly button,


Listen, please

don't teach my poor body 

to be ashamed of its functioning

Teach me if you can

To be proud of it, 

And fight with me 

To make the culture of 

Proper maternal hygine 

A way of life,

today, tomorrow and everyday 

For it Breeds life,


We, the phenomenal

women beings

Teach and bring

to rest of the world


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Nusrat Ara
Dec 30, 2017
Dec 30, 2017

Dear Rakhsinda, such beautiful words, lovely tribute to the women of the world. You have expressed such a taboo subject so eloquently. Keep writing and sharing. 

Rakhshinda Shakir
Dec 30, 2017
Dec 30, 2017

:) Many more to come. I am on the way!! <3 

Dec 30, 2017
Dec 30, 2017

Oh my dearest, thanks so much for these beautiful words for us, I love it. I just love it.

Rakhshinda Shakir
Dec 30, 2017
Dec 30, 2017

Dear Olutosin!!

I am really glad that you liked it . I will be sharing more <3 

Jan 01, 2018
Jan 01, 2018

Dear Rakhshinda,

Beautiful!  Happy new year!

Jan 02, 2018
Jan 02, 2018

Thanks Rakhshinda.....