The alarm that never snoozes
Alarms at the hullabaloo
On the day
Earmarked for its mistress.
The newspaper winks
And flaunts the glossy cover page
Even as it gulps down the fearful bulletins
Within its innermost columns.
Hashtags preaching boldness and change
Flood the virtual world
Drowning the million disturbing voices
Beneath its surge.
And finally, as “she” braves the stares
And defies the norms
And knocks down the hundred question marks
A raised eyebrow wishes her;
“Happy Women’s Day”.