Poem by Eman Saud | Riyadh Connect                  

I'm a woman. I will be quiet

I’m a woman

I will be quiet

I have ambitions, I have aspirations

I have dreams…

But I’m a woman

I will be quiet

 

I’ll take the back seat

I’ll eat the leftovers

I’ll wait till the last doorbell rings

I’m a woman

I will be quiet

 

I’ll fight back my tears

I’ll bury all my fears

I’ll smile when my heart is aching..

I’m a woman

I will be quiet

 

From the day I am born

I am made to believe

That indeed I am the ‘weaker sex’

I may study, I may dream

I may work, I may succeed

But never should I learn – to expect

For a woman’s place is beneath a man’s

Defy that and in hell you will land

And scornful eyes around you

Will tell you

You are a woman

You will be quiet.