Let me smear myself with saffron color
Maybe then I’ll feel strong and courageous
For a woman's existence is living hell
Monsters grope on her when she steps outside
While others hide under the cloak of pretentious happiness!
I don’t wanna be a coy mistress
Docile, accommodating, and complacent.
I've grown tired of wearing the mask of a welcome smile
Sealing my lips here I stand
Completely exasperated and a loving carcass!
Let me strike a deal with the hellfire
I'd now gobble it down and my spirit will glow
Yes, the world is scary but conquerable
I've wasted my time in fretting over the inconsequential
Now the same barbs will protect my castle!
Thank God for the excruciating pain
It has nurtured me so well
I'm fearless now, a survivor in the making
Ignoring the prying eyes and betrayal from dear ones
I rise from the ashes of my burning pyre!