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Surfer's poem: She was denied a life...

From a few months, Inside a woman's womb dwelled a little life. Lying there with tiny hands, And her little feet, writes Purva Bhatia.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2006 11:50 IST

From a few months,
Inside a woman's womb dwelled a little life.
Lying there with tiny hands
And her little feet,
She had just begun to breathe
With little lips she smiled,
She was looking forward to live a life.
As she lay there looking at the outside world so bright,
She had decided many things: in her tiny little mind...
Inside whom she lay today
She'll call that woman her 'mother'
From inside she could see her dad
Also, she was to have an elder brother.
Who would sometimes tease her away?
She'll climb her father's shoulders
She'll play with her grandfather all day
She'll play with dolls, her toys
And fiddle with daddy's keys
She'll go to sleep
Listening to her granny's lullabies.
She'll bring with her lot of joys n happiness
And would be showered with lot of love
She'll be treated like a princess
And like a little angel sent from above
.... Suddenly something happened
Her little dreams were all shattered.
What did she just hear?
That her heart was filled with fear?
All her imaginations
Were torn apart
How could a mother be so cruel?
How could a father take a decision so harsh?
Her existence wasn't considered necessary
For being a part of the beautiful world
…Perhaps all this was only,
Because she was to be a girl…
She started shouting and started yelling
She wanted to live-is what she was telling
But nobody heard anybody cared
The silent screams of this unborn child
Were so easily muted
By the surgeon's knife.
When even God had willed it...
Why was the 'girl' denied of living a life?

Thoughts by Ranju Bhatia
Written by Purva Bhatia
Purva Bhatia
Acharya Narendra Dev College, DU
purva_zephyr@yahoo.co.in