Dreams of Today's Girl Child

My eyes are full of dreams
I am the girl child of today
I can dare to dream, real dreams
Not daydreams of yesterday

I can fly sky high into space
I can dive deep into oceans
I can climb snowy virgin peaks
I can travel to coldest Antarctic

I can stand shoulder to shoulder with any man
I am a woman of today- can live with great élan
I can beat all tyranny- any demeaning plan
With finest mind, I can defeat any contrary game plan

I am a girl child of today
Let me reach my full potential
Metamorphosize into a flower in full bloom
Delicate, strong, beautiful, fragrant

I am the future of humanity
Stunt not my growth because
If you chop my flying wings
You will crash your morrow

I am the primal force, not a toy
I am the womb of creation
My hand rocks the cradle
I am man’s real salvation!!

You may chisel a boy into shape, as you would a rock, or hammer him into it,
if he be of a better kind, as you would a piece of bronze. But you cannot
hammer a girl into anything. She grows as a flower does.
John Ruskin
1819-1900, British Critic, Social Theorist


14 Comments for: “Dreams of Today's Girl Child”

  1. I am a 11year old girl from Bombay, India, I loved your poem, great poem!! I want to you use it for my coral recitation competition, do you have the poem in a musical version, Please do let me know. Thanks in Advance.

    Submitted by jenelle dsouza on July 16th, 2013 9:44 am
  2. Hello Jenelle: you have my permission to read this poem under my name – No I don’t have it in musical version. Best of luck, Bina

    Submitted by Bina Gupta on July 16th, 2013 11:31 am
  3. i m proud 2 b a grl nd my parents 2

    Submitted by tanisha on July 29th, 2013 7:13 am
  4. yes we r the grls f todayz wrld n m proud to b grl

    Submitted by noohi fatima on October 17th, 2013 4:19 pm
  5. Loved ur poem n felt proud being a girl and was inspired a lot thanq u

    Submitted by J.Prathyusha on July 25th, 2014 8:37 am
  6. The poem is truly amazing. I would want my daughter to recite this poem for an audition in her school for a two and a half minute poem recitation competition. Can she recite this poem?



    Submitted by Sanchita on October 18th, 2015 4:19 am
  7. yes she can recite my poem with credit to writer -thank you, bina

    Submitted by Bina Gupta on October 20th, 2015 6:59 am
  8. Poem touching my heart , really really awesome

    Submitted by Natasha on December 7th, 2015 9:22 am

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    Submitted by PAYAL on December 30th, 2015 6:08 am
  11. I need a cute 4 lines poem on ‘Dream of girl child’

    Submitted by debpratim sarkar on April 28th, 2017 2:18 am
  12. dreams of a girl child
    to be free as the wind
    chasing own dreams
    unfettered by customs
    socio-economic rituals

    Submitted by Bina Gupta on August 20th, 2017 7:16 am
  13. I have decided to pick this particular poem for a recitation at school..i need your permission.

    Submitted by Mariam on October 7th, 2017 5:22 pm
  14. ok go ahead

    Submitted by Bina Gupta on October 8th, 2017 1:28 am

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