From time immemorial
This has been a woman’s lot
That a man is more equal than she
History has not forgot
She toiled with him everyday
Made sure he was fed
Going sometimes without
Would anyone care if she were dead
She bore him sons
Despite incredible pain
Her daughters he rejected
‘Coz they brought him shame
He covered her up from head to toe
Treating her like some possession
Shackled her up in his house
Scourged her for his own indiscretions
Would you find people more hypocrite
In any other part of the world
Who deify innumerable goddesses
Yet smother the baby girl?
This poem is dedicated to women across the world. As a race,we are no strangers to abuse and discrimination and it continues even today in some form or other, be it at home, in the workplace or on the streets. We continue to struggle for our rights.
But back in my homeland, it’s as though we are permanently stuck in the dark ages.
A gruesome incident occurred last month in India’s capital which has received world wide attention. It is something which has put the entire country to shame.
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