Mother, wife, Memsahib…Who am I?
Am I the sister, the daughter or the maasi …?
Or am I the wife, the daughter-in-law, the bhabhi…?
Boss, subordinate, employee… Just who am I?
Loving, responsible and caring lady of the house?
Playful darling and affectionate girl?
Reliable, dependable, epitome of marriage?
Intelligent, passionate and committed worker?
A faceless name is what I am…
Names that dominated relationships for ages,
The role is presupposed and rarely rewarded,
The face, however, remains elusive.
A nameless face is what I am…
A face you see everywhere around you…
A little bit from everyone and lots from someone,
Walking on a tightrope, focusing to retain balance.
Will the striving ever end?
My is identity hiding behind my roles.
Maybe one day I will find and establish ‘ME’.
Will ‘YOU’ recognize me then?