Shah Rukh writes poem on women’s empowerment, inspired by Zayn Malik


Shah Rukh Khan has won the internet’s heart, yet again. This time round, it’s not for a movie role, but for a poem based on women’s empowerment that he read out at a recent book launch.

At the book launch of author Gunjan Jain’s She Walks, She Leads, Shah Rukh made a speech crediting the women in his life for who he is today. He then mentioned that he had written a few verses, inspired by a Zayn Malik quote (the superstar said he knew of Malik because of his teenage daughter Suhana): ”

Incidentally, Shah Rukh had met Malik, formerly of the band One Direction, at the Asian Awards, in London. SRK said, “When I met him (Zayn) in London, inspired by his thoughts and his writing, I penned a poem for tonight or at least some rhyming lines that I felt about girls all around the world.”

The speech, which SRK said he “tried to rhyme” floored most of his fans, and the verses were shared several times on social media. While we aren’t entirely sure that SRK couldn’t have found better inspiration, here is his poem:

This is for girls who stay up all night,
This is for you who are willing to fight,
For hidden fears,
Hurt, pain, and tears,
Under the smiles, laughs, and giggles we hear.
Let your hair down, straight or curls,
You’re beautiful because you fight like a girl.
For girls who wears short skirts,
And their heart on their sleeve,
For girls who know how difficult,
It is to believe,
The girls who scream and cry,
Into their pillows and tell them their goals,
For girls who have a secret,
But can’t tell a soul.
Let your eyes be your diamond,
Make them your pearls,
You’re beautiful because you fight like a girl.
For girls who have made mistakes,
And have regrets galore,
Because you fight like a girl.
For the girls who love with all their heart,
Although it sometimes gets broke,
To who think it’s over,
To real girls, to all girls,
Who have tears to soak.
You throw, you pick up, and fall,
But just tell the world,
“I’m beautiful,
Because I fight like a girl.”

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