Start Afresh!

Bindiya Bedi Charan Noronha

Smouldering fires left behind by male arrogance
Destroying female aspirations for centuries
Shooting down dreams of an egalitarian world
No More! Arises the great sisterhood!
Start Afresh!

Women caught in the crossfire of male egos
Will cross the rubble of inequality to grow
The angels of history will compensate by
Obliterating the memory of wrongs to
Start Afresh!

Tomorrow belongs to the feminine power
It’s time to restore the gestures of kindness
Misogyny will not be forgotten
Bring on the sweet steely feminism
Start Afresh!

Giving courage to grieving hearts
Sisterhood evolves in strength and beauty
Angels of history will record woman’s promise of
Creating a new age! A magnificent tomorrow!
Start Afresh!

Woman – you are the harbinger of peace.
You are the mother of the future citizen
First, fulfil your dreams of Freedom!
Be Love! Be Victory! Be Forever Young!
Start Afresh!

Author Bio


Bindiya Bedi Charan Noronha is a linguist, works in a diplomatic mission in New Delhi. She is actively involved in education and health initiatives for women and children through her organisation ‘Mil Baant Ke – Sharing with Dignity’. Her awareness of the world and passion for life find expression in paintings, poetry, articles and short stories. Her works have appeared in anthologies Musings of the Heart, Grey ConstellationSeasons of Life, and in the online forum Women’s Web. She has authored the book ‘Dream Keeper A Poetography Ensemble’, published in November 2019. Her second book is in the pipeline.

*All images used in this article are either Eyra’s own design or widely and freely available on the internet.*

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