Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Afraid

No, she is not afraid
of her mother-in law
or the demon dowry.

No, she is not afraid
of her running away
with a man of a different caste.

No, she is not afraid
of her failing in math
or homescience either.

Yes, she is afraid
of the little monsters
born each day

Yes, she is afraid
of those who will
blame her and her attire.

Yes, she is afraid
of telling her the truth
and not offering a solution.

Yes she is afraid
of giving birth to a girl child.


3 comments:

  1. I love this one! I dunno wen will India change

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  2. Thank you so much :) yup don't know when but awareness is where it starts I guess

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