Thursday, 8 March 2018

The Woman

- Indrani Das.




I was born as pride
But you veiled me with shame.
I was born to be bold
But you clothed me with culture.
I was born as a beacon
But you deemed my birth dark.

I was meant to shine
But you shadowed my light.
I was meant to speak
But you muffled my voice.
I was meant to walk ahead
But you pulled me back.

I am the goddess of might
But you saw me as a weakness.
And on my birth
As I cried,
Through the cries of another woman
You eluded the woman that I was.