The Shades of Darkness

Ariba Khan

September 28, 2020 | 262 Views |

Though we have entered an era of woman empowerment, we still see women facing multiple issues just because she is born is a specific gender. Women abuse, assault, rape, murder, and many more such dark subjects and atrocities are faced by women in every aspect of her life. From the nascent age to being mature enough to understand these abuses, she stays strong. Here is a poem depicting her struggles and the darkness she faces. Do give it a read.

The screams are heard, in the air

People gathered in the little house from everywhere,

Suddenly it all went silent, and a baby cries

She is a girl, the lady said, and the mom is left surprised

Not every village cries with the pain

Somewhere, they celebrate as if they gain

They planted 111 trees in the mud

And dolled up the girl with the best they could

If the girl wasn't born where they treat her like a god

She was unfortunate, looked at as if she was a fraud

They dug the same mud where the trees grow

They picked her up, and off they throw

Took away her life just because a girl she was born

And in the moments she was gone

She struggled and tried to live a little longer

But was it for her good or a blunder?

She wore a little skirt and a backpack

Went to school and nothing she lacked

Last was she to get down the school bus

Little did she know, the driver's chocolate is his access

He made her sit on his lap

And her innocence is stolen with just a snap

Took away her aspirations just because a girl she was born

And in the moments she was gone

She made it to her adolescence

But, is it really a blessing?

She was beautiful and smart

That is why she stands apart

The boy in her lane liked her a lot

No wonder why, because the beauty she got

She had her dreams to fulfill

And declined the love that she could not feel

The boy was furious about what she did

Showered his love with a bottle of acid

Took away her opinion just because a girl she was born

And in the moments she was gone

She made it somehow to be a woman

Now, will her problems be none?

She studied hard and became what she wants

She was successful as her only wish grants

She wanted to marry and found a man of her dreams

He wasn't it, and everything went downstream

He craved, only for the dowry he craved

Tortured her and kept her as his slave

She tried to break free and tried to strive

The news came that she was burnt alive

Took away her hopes just because a girl she was born

And in the moments she was gone

This is a world, a woman lives in

The shades of darkness that seeps in

She struggles to breathe as a child

And then she struggles to stay alive

She fights to keep hands off her

Rape, assault, the abuse she doesn't want to suffer

She rises and makes herself strong

Just so that nothing goes wrong

But, somewhere she meets all of the above

And she only wants to get through it, but how?

Somewhere she loses her opinions, aspirations, hopes, and her life

She never gives up and put efforts to stay alive

They took away her everything just because a girl she was born

And in the moments she was gone

Tags: peace

Ariba Khan
Ariba Khan
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