Savvy Raj en Lifestyle, beBee in English Member • International Dance Council UNESCO 8/3/2018 · 1 min de lectura · 2,3K

And the woman labors on!


And the woman labors on!








A balloon seller now she is

Her name does not matter

Married for she was considered a burden

By her very own parents.

A poor girl from the city of Rajasthan India.

Surviving, living by and around

Cafes in the city of Pune

Just 19 solar cycles old

Her malnourished body has no signs of youth

She works all day selling balloons in hope

For one square meal to come her way

Often she says she eats only once in the day

If she is lucky she gets a bite-sized meal.

She wanders around till late evening

and sells her wares outside the hip street cafes

Often times to children and some to grown-ups too!


And this story above is the truth

Of this balloon seller’s life and existence

The balloon seller is stoic and yet hopeful

Her life is a tragic story and pitiful

An account of a woman’s day!

Another day dawns …

They call it Woman’s Day!

The woman labours on

With the same fervour and faith

Like every other day

It makes no difference to such countless women really

If there is a day marked in her favour

Using her name politics is played

Institutions have events and clubs have parties

Felicitating and celebrating in the name of womanhood

When will lives of every female child truly change

As a mother or the daughter or the sister

Maybe there is recognition and sweet words

From your family and friends for a day or so …

Her life is a mere existence in making through each day and night…

What a day like this going to matter to her.

Really not much.

She is out in the open vulnerable and bare.

Bounded by duty imposed without a right

Carried on in the throes of life and living.

Praying a day will dawn when every life matters.

Where every child is born and raised with equal love

For the future of this world belongs to them.

Savvy 




Savvy Raj 8/3/2018 · #18

#2 Yes and awareness is the key to unlock  empowerment.... while hope is here to stay ! 

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Savvy Raj 10/3/2018 · #17

#8 Very true ! @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador  thank you for your shares👌
Empowerment will have to mean a lift in global consciousness and not be self-limiting in its connotations . A subject of my next writeup ! 

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Savvy Raj 9/3/2018 · #16

#6   @CityVP 🐝 ManjitYes It is time to understand every life matters and has the right to be, no matter the gender. and holistic education is a step ahead  Much is changing and hope its a road to true progress .Like I mentioned to Lisa in my earlier answer to her comment ...
Reality bites indeed! Yet there is unending hope in the sensing and transcending .Hope is here to stay ! 

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Savvy Raj 9/3/2018 · #15

#5 @Lisa Vanderburg  the truth is the charecter in the story  is  roaming the streets alone as we speak till late at night. There is a little part I left out ... but feel like sharing with you after reading your thoughtful comment.
My daughter all of 19 too
Was visiting the cafe with friends
She chanced upon her last evening.
Begging her to buy some balloons
She took a bit of time and listened to her woes
She was deeply moved and she fed her dinner
In return she was gifted a balloon from the heart
And this story above is the truth of this balloon seller’s life and existence
That she heard first hand and narrated to me last night
I reflected on how she said…
‘The balloon seller is stoic and yet hopeful’
Her life is a tragic story and pitiful
An account of a woman’s day!
Another day dawns …
They call it Woman’s Day!
...
Thank you for sensing the depth in this true story. Reality bites indeed! Yet there is unending hope in the sensing and transcending .Hope is here to stay !

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Savvy Raj 9/3/2018 · #14

#3 @Tausif Mundrawala you are truly kind hearted my friend .Thank you for sharing your gratitude.  Touched to read your words . My humble respects to the one who nurtured you!

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Savvy Raj 9/3/2018 · #13

#6 @Lisa Vanderburg  thank you  for your keen sense of  analysis  as much as your words and wisdom .

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Savvy Raj 9/3/2018 · #12

#4 @Debasish Majumder thank you for reading and for your shares as well.

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Savvy Raj 8/3/2018 · #11

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