Monday, 27 July 2015

The Women In Rural India

I met this beautiful lady in the fields of Rajasthan. Her story inspired me to write this poem. It's a shame to see such contrast in a country which aims to be at the developed stage. Change the mentality of the citizens and the country will progress.

O the women in rural India,

You're strong and responsible,
making your way through all obstacle,
an inspiration to many, 
I'm surprised how they don't realize your importance already.

Cursed when born,
instead of celebrating everybody scorns,
your mother is called a sinner to bear a girl in her womb
the pencil in your hand is replaced by a broom.

To them educating you is a waste of money
the same cash would go to your dowry,
married away at such a young age
you're now trapped in an another cage.

You're now expected to multiply
having even more to satisfy,
beware, don't bear a girl child
else your in-laws would get wild.

Still, you bear the torch of ever burning flame
making your own destiny, having no one to blame,
you help your husband in earning the bread
so your children can always stay ahead.

O you women in rural India
you're an inspiration to many, 
I'm surprised how they don't realize your importance already.
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Also in the poetry series: The Princess Warrior

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54 comments:

  1. Its a beautiful write up , i totally understand what you wanted to speak.

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  2. Painful to witness the plight of women in India and yet it's inspiring to see their strength and courage. Hope more posts like this highlight what they undergo and make their lives better...

    Keep up the good work...

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    1. It all begins with a single thought, thanks Vishal :)

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  3. Shocking truths that we conveniently ignore while arguing about getting blue or red drapes for the drawing room. Sigh.

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    1. We choose to ignore. What if we try to help form now on? A single action can provoke many.

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  4. Sakshi... so well expressed and very beautiful ♡ xox

    It's nice to see that you have more time to post lately... have a great week ahead ♡ xox

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    1. A week or two before I go back to uni, Launna. I'm not excited :P

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  5. Such a beautiful poem. I hope that women in the rural areas in India, and in most parts of Asia, will be empowered to hone their craft and capabilities. Women have great ideas and we are great thinkers, too!

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    1. I do believe that we are strong and capable. Discrimination based on gender is a big NO.

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  6. It's a touching poem you've written babe... We've come a long way, the world, but true equality is just not there yet. In time to come, and sooner than later, I hope.

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  7. The poem is moving not only for the women of India but for all the women in the world. It's really sad that there are inequalities around the world. Moreover, it's depressing that the importance of these women are ignored if not neglected. I respect each one's culture, traditions and beliefs but if changing these things would bring betterment to its country and its people, then what's stopping us from changing them?

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    1. Maybe it's still the orthodox practices we still follow. Here is where education plays a huge role.

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  8. It really is shocking how strong the sexism is in other countries that women fail to see how important they are as individuals. We need more empowering poems like this :O

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    1. The society screams to empower it's women. They go on strikes and blabber it in speeches but in the end they don't want to change their mentality.

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  9. Written beautifully and you showed how women from i dia are great in their on way. All countries should treat their women equally.

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    1. Yes. Gender discrimination should be stopped.

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  10. It is beautifully written but i believe things are changing in India as well and people are more open to have a girl child.

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    1. They are changing and I'm glad to see that but only in the urban areas. Sadly, things are the same in the poorer parts of India.

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  11. You've written the poem with such inspiration from that woman. I can barely write 2-3 stanzas. Having inspirations on what you write about will clearly show how great you are in poetry :)

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  12. This is so beautiful. It's sad how men in India can't treat the women as equals. But, this doesn't only happen in India, it happens all the world, too.

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  13. Such a lovely poem. Very heartfelt one.

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  14. It sends a strong message on social standards in India. I hope by now, things are going to be much better.

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    1. It is a lot better than the years gone by and I hope it continues to do so.

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  15. I never thought the problem with giving birth to a girl was that bad there in rural India. You are brave and creative express your thoughts in poetic language and form.

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    1. It's changing for the better but it's still a long way to go. Thanks Fred :)

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  16. I can definitely relate to this as I live in Pakistan and know that a it women in Pakistan share the same story. But things have changed a lot in the past decade by the grace of God.

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    1. It has. I do wish at times to remove the hatred and work together on more important issues such as this one.

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  17. I love writing poems when I was younger. This is very heartfelt. It is sad, but it's true and still happening right now. I love how the poem gives so much information.

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  18. Very well thought and relatable! intersting read

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  19. Its hard to be born a women in India. Have to work so hard and take so much responsibilities.

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    1. I think it's hard everywhere due to what society has taught us.

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  20. Beautiful poem. Hope one day women in more rural areas will be empowered.

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  21. Thanks for your inspiring poem. I felt sad because these ladies are not given the power to create changes because of the lack of education and the lack of women's rights.

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    1. It's changing for the better and I do hope for even more betterment.

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  23. What a beautiful poem and thank you for enlightening us on what other women in rural India suffer from. It's painful to imagine that bearing a girl is a curse and education for women is not of importance. I sincerely hope that things will change for the better.

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  24. Nive poem for them, but each country has its own culture and traditions. Unluckily, India has its loopholes for normal and independent society.

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    1. Every country has a good side and a dark side. No country seems to be free of things that can be improved upon. This is one of those thing for India.

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  25. We are still far from realizing who really holds the nation together, it's the lives of such strong women and even men, filled with great sacrifice and undying strength. I think we could really learn a lot many lessons from them. I wish in schools children are read chapters on the lives of such people. It would definitely help in changing a lot of things.

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  26. This is so beautifully written! It's painful to read about the situation in India, it makes the Feminist in me very angry and eager to fight for equality and more respect towards women.
    Thanks so much for writing this!

    Xx Ilse
    Www.ilsedanielle.com

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  27. This is so beautifully written! It's painful to read about the situation in India, it makes the Feminist in me very angry and eager to fight for equality and more respect towards women.
    Thanks so much for writing this!

    Xx Ilse
    Www.ilsedanielle.com

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