For it’s the darkest before sunrise;
And she continued to toil…
For she knew that
Women are, as the men
the bulwark of the nation.
To all those imperious, condescending
Beings, she knew she stood for what was long overdue.
She had to work thrice, she had to,
To overcome the impediments, especially What the “Village” thought of her.
The medals shut them up
And their hubristic attitude.