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Jayashri Narayanan

Tragedy Crime Others


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Jayashri Narayanan

Tragedy Crime Others


Smashing Patriarchy?

Smashing Patriarchy?

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Cassandra, no more a six-year-old

Selcouth 

Selcouth

Selcouth

Part-time cynical grounds

is where she loved to play

Guilt tripped herself constantly

For the things, she shouldn't be

Cassandra, you shouldn't be bold

Cassandra, you shouldn't fight

Cassandra, you shouldn't ask

Cassandra shouldn't do this,

Cassandra shouldn't do that

Cassandra'

Cassandra'

Cassandra'


Reality,

She's tired of everything

She doesn't want blatant words

that describes smashing the patriarchy

She wants you to be in;

In flesh and bones

In action.

Girls like her adjust their persona

for survival in a deep-rooted patriarchal ground

They constantly fight like bipolars.

Sucking for essentials can be hurtful,

But watching men misuses their privileges

is fucking crucial for the heart;

Manipulative vultures killing Cassandras.


But Cassandra arose again,

Just for you to remind you that

There are girls like Cassandra

Who could die on the patriarchal ground

But chooses art for liberal choice

On smashing patriarchy word by word

with heavy metals or pops

that you started hating because you thought

Girls like Cassandra are no more cute 80s Miley songs

They are Miley's new pop songs 

that could burn thousands of misogynists

Just by a verse that could make you

Guilt-tripping, when you failed to be accountable

for your sexist actions years ago.


No, you can't stop Cassandras

They may choose to change their persona

to protect their mental health under patriarchy

but inside, 

deep inside, they're waiting for your fall

they're screaming inside with powerful hexes

that could turn your patriarchy from ashes to nothing

when you manipulated Cassandra to fall out of love and life

just because she was in love with you;

Now,


Cassandra may be unfamiliar to you

Cassandra may be rare

Cassandra may be strange

Yet she is marvelous

A Selcouth

Secretly plotting deaths for misogynists

by creating hell knots 

to feel free that one day

all the abusers who raped/gaslighted/manipulated her

will be burnt alive not with fire

but just her words that called out bigots



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