I wrote this poem to show how girls are ill treated in many parts of the world. How they are prejudiced and judged on what they think, speak or want.
In the midst of the sea,
She was a lost sailor.
Waves rose and fell,
But she never let them haunt her.
She was a girl, a girl with ambitions.
She too, like others wanted to reach the
So she ventured out all alone,
To find her reflection.
Pulpits said she went against the laws,
A strict action was to be taken
Else she’ll turn into a worm.
So they pulled her back in,
And manacled her with duties.
Still in the mist of the day
And in the dim night,
She’d manage to find time
To uncage her desires,
And let her heart fly.
They couldn’t bear her happiness
And uncovered her secret.
They rebuked her and beat her,
Till her wounds bled.
“Being a girl, are you oblivious of your duties?
You’re supposed to love and satisfy others
Without being loved and satisfied.”
In the thunderous abode
of course she was scared,
Her lips twitched and tears dribbled,
But her heart couldn’t bear.
She had to speak or later regret,
Letting out a painful sigh she finally said,
“I’m just a being with a heart like thee,
I too have ambitions and dreams
That I’d like to fulfill.”
Silence fell and she knew the repercussions,
Pulled by the hair and pushed in a room
Where none appeared.
Waking up each day with awe
And going to bed with hopeless eyes,
She was sick of herself and wanted to get rid of her life
And lo! One morning the door was left unlatched,
She found the opportunity and ran away.
Looking deep in the sea,
She spread her clipped wings
Without turning back she conceded in
And the sea with strong limbs
She inhaled water and exhaled her spirit
And became hollow from within.
Words flew from ear to ear
Until they pulled her out
Some swooned while others laughed
A coward was thus she called.
Well, ask her heart, for i say, it’ll tell you,
That she was just tired of the life
she was cursed with and wanted to be free.
And wanted the leash around her neck so tight
to be released.