If I could give one gift…
It would be keys
to a girl.
For her to drive
her own destiny.
Because ladki hai, yeh lakdiyon ke kaam nahin hain
aakhir hai to ladki
even as she pays for your so(i)ns
with smothered thoughts and burnt limbs
and your boys who will always be (your) boys
and so shall inherit your entire earth
our girls are coming home no more.
[WORDS DO MATTER! This post is written for the 3rd edition of #WordsMatter linkup hosted by Corinne, Parul and Shalini. The prompt for this edition of #WordsMatter linkup is ‘If I Could Give/Receive One Gift’]
I received this tag from Nikita Dudani from Aakruti Tarot and Reiki Center. It’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Anjana at Myriad Musings. There are 25 of us on this Blog Hop and it is spread over 3 days – 6, 7, 8 December 2019. Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop, you’ll love our musings!
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Very powerful words, Pragya! I couldn’t agree more. It does make one’s blood boil to see the recent happenings. One wonders when this will eventually stop!
That is a powerful poem. The recent happenings in our country are so horrifying. I just hope that things will get better.
That is a powerful set of words Pragya! In the times that we live in, this is very apt too. It is such a fearful thought.
Concise and powerful. Loved it.
Very powerful and empowering words, Pragya. Just what we need!!
Oh yes! I wish we could wish away all the violence and patriarchal behaviour that women are subjected to.
Beautifully written Pragya… Loved it ?
This is such a nice thought. A gift to open acceptance for a girl as she is and let her what she wants to do.
What a powerful poem, Pragya! It is so sad that in these days when women are supposed to be empowered, we are still nothing but commodities for men, to be used and trashed as they like.
Yes, the only thing we can do is stand up for ourselves and other women every single time we can.