Glass Ceilings

Photo – Indian Express

‘Women don’t walk bare feet
There’s glass all around.’
Around the White House area
This graffiti was found.

It took time for women,
To conjure civilizations;
Nurturing minds and bodies,
Awakening realisations.

For a life beyond imagination,
Raising levels of achievement;
With each and every generation,
Sacrificing their own fulfilment.

‘I am the first in this office,
  But I won’t be the last.’
 Said a beaming Kamala,
 Making the obvious forecast.

Her mother beamed from above,
Her labour had bourne fruit.
May all mothers set example,
For their young ones to pursuit.

May the space be the limit-
For generations to come.
May the world be led by leaders,
Who lead with wisdom.