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, harass 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!