I was… I am…


I was buried alive earlier,
I am killed in the womb today.

I was slapped for asking something,
I am ridiculed for dreaming today.

I was burnt alive when my husband died,
I face the sarcastic words and lusting eyes today.

I was afraid to step out of home earlier,
I am frightened further today.

I was treated as a slave earlier,
I still am counted as one somewhere.

I was abused in silent homes earlier,
I’m raped on roads, in cars, in hotel rooms today.

I was killed earlier and I’m killed even today,
Still a day for Women you mark, a day you celebrate.

Do you believe the day passed without a murder or rape?
Then what is this celebration for, when even a day I ain’t safe!


16 thoughts on “I was… I am…

  1. Sad reality. :((
    Anyways nice poem. πŸ™‚

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  2. It is indeed a true fact Syeda. I should have read your post before writing mine. I could get a lot of more ideas. Anyways, it is a good one. I’m inspired. πŸ™‚

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    1. I wrote it late in the night dear. Always inspiring to have people like you! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Š

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      1. And the best thing is, I’m grateful to have people like you in my circle who can appreciate the good work. πŸ™‚

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      2. Quite, mutual buttering we’ve done! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Best wishes dear!

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      3. Haha… Nahi Nahi sacchi bola mein to πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
        Aapko bhi 😊

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  3. An amazing piece of expression for today’s women. Really amazed

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for reading and appreciating! πŸ™‚


  4. Wow, that really makes you think. It’s absolutely true of course. While plenty are celebrating, others will see it as the worst day of their lives :(.

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    1. Yes dear, we are facing a strange world! 😦

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  5. Sad truth 😦
    but the time has come for us to stand together to fight against it.
    as Humans not as men or women.

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    1. Absolutely! Humans are there but humanity seems missing. 😦

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