She stands alone
Over the corpses of her fallen comrades
The shattered dreams, hopes and wishes of her life
Over the darkness and strife
Which is all she has ever known
She stands alone.
Her dark eyes convey a silent plea,
She is a caged bird who longs to be set free!
Free from the ropes of society
Of expectations, discrimination, oppression!!
Considered a curse from the minute she was born
Her hopes and wishes from her were torn
Forever a load, a burden, a mistake
For a boy brings you honour
And a girl disgrace..
Her life was set in stone, rigid and planned,
Grow up and finally give up in marriage her hand
But her knight in shining armour was the villain in disguise
Her husband became her jailer as he locked her desperate cries.
Cries to be free, yearning for an age of equality
A paradise of acceptance and not a trace of disparity
Seeking a haven to reclaim the life which was hers
Where she was the only one with a right to her years
Centuries have passed but unchanged lies this tale,
The misery of this injustice is yet to be paled.
Still stands this lone warrior against this blatant differentiation
Bearing the weight of centuries of oppression.
The end draws nearer, as another life is snuffed out
Leaving us to wonder,
Could things have been better
If we had raised our voices,cared to shout?
Don't let this warrior fight her battle alone
Step up to make a difference, let it be known
That it is time to slay this archaic monstrosity
The night of suffering has given way to a dawn of unlimited opportunities
As together we can rid the world of Gender Inequality!!!