‘The Gap’
As this year is called,
More lurid than a handicap
Many have been unappreciated.

This year’s future was optimistic
But then this beast came.
We all thought it wouldn’t be a panic
We thought we overcame.

Many vulnerable group as people don’t see
Gender Bias to name a few
Not even being able to share their scream
Gender Harassment isn’t new.

This may not offend you
Child marriages and lack of education
Not a speckle new
This is a serious operation.

Women face 75% of gender discrimination
In work and in society
Will they even be able to mention?
Let us all have mercy.

*This poem was written in response to Dr. Ama’s article, ‘The Gap’.
August 2020