Am I Woman? Or a Girl?

By Piyushi Dhir

Am I a Woman or a Girl

[Penned down in the 7th week of my pregnancy]

I am a wife

I manage my house, my career

I give my husband advice

I am independent, financially secure

I am a woman…


But I still love

To clutch a teddy bear when I sleep

Give me colouring books

And I will sigh in pleasure

So, am I girl?


My body is a miracle

It is creating life within

I have a baby inside of me

I’m going to be a Mother

I am a woman…


When my husband says “Baby”,

I’m his woman

But till date when

My Daddy calls me “Baby”

I am his little girl


When my husband teases me

With his hands,

I dissolve into laughter

Just the way I giggled

When Daddy tickled his li’l girl


So who am I?

A Woman? Or a Girl?

Or am I standing on the edge

Soon to be tipped over into a woman

When my baby arrives…


But whoever I may be

I will hope and try

That no matter how old I grow

I keep alive that girl

That I am, that I always will be…

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About the Author

Piyushi Dhir is the author of 'In Search of Love', 'I'm Yours, The Next Time', 'Silent Promises' and 'Enmeshed Evermore'. She is a contributor in 'Nineteen Tales of COVID-19', a collection of short stories. A voracious reader, a keen traveler, a businesswoman and a mom, Piyushi currently resides in Canada. A nomad at heart, she loves to discover new places and capture the hues of life with her pen.