BY MAHIMA SHARMA
Ladies, Stop Being Sorry..
For these Simple Things!
Ladies, Stop Being Sorry…
For breaking away few Strings!
I am here penning a note to myself,
Which may come handy to even yourself,
One bright day I asked myself…
“Are you sorry for who you are?”
Post introspection I told myself…
“You are just being Sorry for simply being who you are!”
I realized that indeed,
I am sorry way too often,
Or may be I am suffering…
From the “Apology Syndrome,”
Thus, I decided to do away with Sorry…
To get off with black, and add some Chrome!
So…I will no longer be Sorry,
For taking care of myself,
Yes, I deserve to be Pampered,
As well as get the Me-Time,
And won’t feel guilty about it,
Since it ain’t any Crime!
No, I will no longer be Sorry…
For not being a Super-woman,
You need help?
Then you ought to help me too,
I won’t be an efficient animal…
At display in the zoo!
Nothing to be sorry about,
As I have begun delegating tasks,
To stop living a life…
That wanted me to wear Masks!
No I will NOT be Sorry,
For putting myself FIRST,
No longer I will issue an apology,
Simply to quench your ego’s thirst,
I am now a priority to myself,
Because I owe myself…my own being,
Before anything else!
No I won’t be apologetic,
And stand-up for what is right,
If that makes me away from whom I love,
I will still be making choices about what I deserve.
No, I am NOT Sorry for being who I AM
Why should I be guilty for simply being ME?
And thus One bright day,
I said “No” to my full-time job,
And Yes, I am not Sorry..
For letting the hefty salary go,
Yes, I am not Sorry…
For deflating the Boss’ ego.
And Yes, I have survived…
Since “Sorry” is no longer my scream,
Yes, I have survived…
Because I am living my cherished dream!
Now I travel, write and enjoy Life,
And I’m no longer mentally shabby,
So Ladies, Stop Being Sorry,
For things that make you Happy!
Copyright: Mahima Sharma
The Author is an Independent Journalist and Ex-Senior Journalist with CNN-News 18, ANI (a collaboration with Reuters)