With lot many dreams, thoughts in her eyes;
Joyously & shyly she smiles!
With all dreams of a good family,
Of being treated as princess;
Newly wed bride steps into the groom's home!
A week after, starts the real life of a woman!
Mother-in-law orders-"Get me the dowry"
Sister-in-law shouts, pushes her out!
With tears in her eyes she looks at husband;
He looks away, doesn't bother!
They scream, yell behave worse than an animal!
Days pass by, life into total mess!
She prays, she begs with heavy heart!
Not to beat her, harrass her!
For she could work somewhere & get the money!
She cries, laments, with lot of pain!
She doesn't want to ask her parents the 'dowry'!
'Cause they can't afford anymore
They themselves starve for one morsel of food
One sip of drink!
Wishes she wasn't born
Curses for being a girl
She finds none to share, none to care either
Not even her husband, her soul-mate;
Who once had promised
He would be with her through every thick & thin
Under the witness of fire!
She couldn't bare the pain anymore;
They neither leave her die nor be alive
Tears dried, Hopes all died
Only peace she could find was in 'death'!
Finally, she burns herself & breaths her last;
'Cause that was the only way to end her tragedy;
Her grieves, her sorrows & her pains!
Dunno still how many lives it takes
Of innocent girls
Who are just an opening bud
Yet to blossom, yet to conquer life
Shame on our Indian Society
Dowry - The worst evil of our society!