Let Live the Baby Girl

 

Unaware of the impending doom,

A little angel went to her mother;

Ecstatic to see the world after nine months,

She did not know a different fate awaited her.

 

Her father and grandmother denied

And her helpless mother only cried.

Finding her to be a baby girl;

Aborted when in her mother’s womb,

Was this enough reason for not letting her survive?

female-foeticide

Dear mother why didn’t you protect me, she screamed;

Would I have been such a great burden on father?

Abandoned me without seeing;

Shall I call it a murder rather?

 

It wasn’t girls who started dowry.

It wasn’t us who made ourselves vulnerable to crime.

It was some ruthless men, culture and time;

That forced us to be the silent victims.

 

Mother didn’t raise a single voice, she cried.

Was my arrival such a woeful act?

Almighty God; told her women and girl are bounded;

She affirmed she could see the fact.

 

From heavens, she saw another baby girl in mother’s arms.

She cried for not getting that chance;

But she now knew the bitter truth,

Her mother didn’t have that choice.

Women are killed, suppressed, not allowed to raise their voice.

girl-child

For months she didn’t lie at peace,

Then one day her restlessness ceased.

She saw a baby boy being rejoiced in her family!

She said this little prayer, just before her soul was dead.

 

Love you father; Love you mother.

I would be fine, please don’t bother.

I forgive you for not being mine.

I lay in peace with a hope;

One day every girl would play in her mother’s lap.

I hope one day men would stop this ruthless killing.

Cause we the girls are worth living!!

    ———— Anonymous

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Respect Women- 'Get the Guts' aims to awaken the humanity in men as well as women. We are a group of enthusiasts who want to bring change online & offline.