Poetic Deliberations

by Rimil

I thought I am masculine because I am a man.

My thoughts are mine but what others think defines me.

Masculinity is what society wants me to be –

When I am forced to play cricket

When I am laughed at because I love to stitch.

When I am not allowed to be shy

When I am not allowed to cry.

When I do not have claim over my physical appearance.

And when my mom tells me “Be a man”…..



Rimil is a sixteen-year-old class eleventh student, who expresses her thought through poetry, sketches and blogs. All the views expressed in this blog are author’s personal views, It’s Possible does not necessarily endorse it.


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