March 15, 2015

Endangered and In Danger - Girls of the Goddess

Glistening gold, cover her over all
A wife, mother, or sister with a torn soul
Support to family; a soothing smile
She is scared to walk alone, even a mile.

Raised on pedestals
Looked down upon, in homes
Prayed for fertility and prosperity
She is choked inside the womb.

Footwear do not enter
Where she stands tall.
Beaten by him in room with shoes
Once he leaves deity’s hall.

The very form in temple
He does not touch with dirty hands
Gets caught in his filthy intentions
Once she is out on roads.
The goddess you seek
With prayers and fasts,
Women are her counterparts.

Irony of all
That she who stands tall
Cannot be worshiped by women
During the five day, haul.

Even they will shower prosperity from the sky
When they will see men and women
Treat the female gender with love and pride.

Goddess for them is a virtual form
A means to cleanse their dirty soul.
For the one whom they pray
Does not exist for them on earth at all.

No woman wants a pedestal
Expensive or cheap
She strives for a changed mentality
Respect for her body, soul, and
Mental peace.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.


  1. Your last 2 verses are very powerful and contain many truths. A well deserving WoW post.

    1. Thank you Suzy for liking the poem. Coming from a poet it is a big compliment for me .


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