The Life of “SHE”- A short poem

You are thirteen, ready to get married, they said;
“Yes”, she nodded her head;
But, her heart screamed a “NO” and filled her with dread…

You are married, so don’t talk to men, they said;
“Yes”, she nodded her head;
But, her heart screamed a “NO” and filled her with dread…

You are a woman of duty, so quit studying, they said;
“Yes”, she nodded her head;
But, her heart screamed a “NO” and filled her with dread…

You are my wife; Give me pleasure, her husband said;
“Yes”, she nodded her head;
But, her heart screamed a “NO” and filled her with dread…

“You are pregnant at fifteen. Lucky You!!!”, the oldest lady of the house said
“Yes”, she nodded her head;
But, her heart screamed a “NO” and filled her with dread…

“It’s a Girl and we should abandon it”, they said;
“Yes”, she nodded her head;
But, her heart screamed a “NO” and filled her with dread…

“I will take another wife to give me a son”, her husband said;
“Yes”, she nodded her head;
But, her heart screamed a “NO” and filled her with dread…

But, her times were to change;
And, her troubles were to fly out of her range;

“You should resume studies”, her learned brother said
“No”, she nodded her head;
Knowing fully well that if it became known, she would be dead…

“It will be done secretly”, he said;
“No.. Not possible”, she nodded her head;
“Do it, please”, her heart pled…

So, the gates of education were thrown open to her;
Courage and confidence were all set for her, to lure…

“Write your story to inspire”, her peers said;
“Yes”, she nodded her head;
The world needed to know her story; it should spread…

She is a writer, now;
She lost her husband to his ego, but, there are  thousands of others to show her their love…

***

Note from the author:

This poem is an account of certain realities which, unfortunately happen in some parts of the world.

This is merely a depiction of reality mixed with tinges of creativity. 

Who is the woman in the poem? I really don’t know.

She exists, somewhere , in some part of the world.. Maybe, even in India… 

P.S:

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

P.P.S:

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14 thoughts on “The Life of “SHE”- A short poem

  1. manjery says:

    wow:)
    this comes in mind as soon as I was here in comment section.Such a difficult topic and you have weaved a nice poem. The poem truly depicts the life of a women.
    well done:)

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