Sep 4, 2009

The Girl Next Door

Another one of my poems which was written after I read about a case of 'girl child abuse'. I was deeply moved by the incident. Even after entering the 21st century, people are still ignorant and superstitious. We are at a peak of advancement and urban life has improved a hell lot! Still, there are pockets in the rural areas where a girl child is shunned because she is unwanted. This poem is a clear message to all such people, who have at least once in their lifetime thought that their daughter/wife/sister or any female for that fact is a burden on the society, to stop thinking so and to start respecting them...


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She’s abused, she’s tormented;
Beaten and cursed, till she bled.

She’s ignored, she’s snubbed;
Starved, not given a grub.

She’s chided, considered a bad omen;
Scared, she hides in her small den.

She’s vulnerable, she’s terrified;
Of her own father, she’s petrified.

The world’s her foe, her enemy;
She’s looked down upon, by many.

She cries, howls, wails,
Major attention, all this entails.

What’s her fault, she was born a girl;
They wanted a guy, that’s what we were told.

This discrimination has to end;
This is the age, when girls are left to fend.

Let’s unite, voice our opinion as one;
Such practices, the society has to shun.

Empower the female, make her feel strong;
She’s a life-giver, she’s done no wrong.

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6 comments:

Vishal... said...

keep penning...

Vikas Kumar said...

Nice poem

Pooja Menon said...

Thanks both of you... :-)

vamsi said...

heart touching poem..Raising a gal is much sweeter than raising a boy in my view..I always dream of having a baby gal..:P :) keep blogging..:)

Praveen said...

Nice.. Atlast a sensible thing to read on this blog.. :D

Pooja Menon said...

@ vamsi... Thanks! :-)

@ Praveen.. Thanks! I am happy that I could make you smile at least for once through this one post of mine.. :-)