CRAVING FOR CHANGE: Poem by Deepika Singh

Painting Courtesy: DNA Art Gallery

Congratulations! A Lakshmi is born!

Unhappy souls, anger filled in their veins.

Some happy multiplied with tensions.
Always alarmed for her security and for her marriage.
In cloud nine when a boy is born, ah !the sky is lighted with firecrackers.
She is always groomed for her groom,
Followed with rigorous training.
But do we groom our son?
We just teach them to strike gold.
Huh! The food plate of a groom is decorated with a chef, a maid, a mistress and a hostess.
A complete package, all in all in a single person.
And the food plate of a bride is served with a bubble wrap husband.
She is considered as a robot,
To be always active 24*7.
We teach her how to build a life and shape it.
Do we teach the same to our son?
We update our passbook, our mobile,
But fail to update our thoughts.
Net result, mushrooms like increase in molestation and divorce cases.
Protest march, laws for her is not durable,
Rather mindset should be reformed.

Deepika Singh Margherita

(Deepika Singh is a poetess, Rangoli artist and a teacher from Assam, India. Through poetry she explore herself. She is also World Record holder in rangoli. Her poems expresses the voice of battered women.)