Feminism, poems

Because You Are A Girl, You Are Not To Enjoy

What, where, how, whom and why

All these questions before saying goodbye

Your parents, neighbours, uncles and aunties,

Together will decide if you can go to all those parties

Even the smallest decision of your life,

Has to be dissected by all with a sharp knife

A mere mention of for higher study,

Is enough to label you as nutty

And if for your studies you wish to leave the state,

THEY will be sure to give you looks of hate

And to your poor father who agreed thinking you deserved a better fate,

THEY will be sure to say: You are spoiling your daughter at this rate

Allowing a girl to enjoy her like is a dangerous idea

When our tradition for girls is to follow only one mantra:

‘GET MARRIED

STAY MARRIED”

So, dear modern girl, with your ideas to enjoy,

All these joys are reserved only for our darling boys.

 

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1 thought on “Because You Are A Girl, You Are Not To Enjoy”

  1. Though there are many who’re breaking all barriers and carving a niche for themselves, it is true our society still has a long way to go to make a girl get all the freedom and opportunities she deserves. Nice poem. 🙂

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