Thursday, October 10, 2013

Every once in a while


Every once in a while
I wonder, what if
I were you...

Born as twins,
yet separated by society
politely discriminated.

The clothes you wore,
the games you played,
the books you read, I envied!

Married off young, as it should be!
While you became a doctor,
proud they were to see!

You are a girl!
You are a girl!
Echoed everywhere, deafening me...

My heart ached all along
Trapped, one day I snapped
Rose from there, never looking back

I fought, Life taught
Every once in a while, I'm grateful I'm me
Today I teach girls alike, to be!


Written for Write Tribe's 100 words on Saturday. The prompt 'Every once in a while' provided by Richa who blogs at The Philosopher's Stone.

50 comments:

  1. That was beautiful and yes powerful too!

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  2. Lovely,Powerful and Meaningful..Discrimination lies in the mind of uneducated lot who don't have the heads to use for productive work..

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    1. Thanks Harsha! True that Education is an answer to uplift the thinking of the society in general....but sometimes I've witnessed such pettiness even in the highly educated class....it just saddens me then! Best way is to stand up for yourself, educate yourself, zero tolerance!

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  3. Good strong message there.
    Nicely woven words.

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  4. Well done, Aditi. Great and timely message!

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    1. Yes Vidya :) It happened unintentionally....glad to share this post on International Day of the Girl Child!

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  5. Loved it!! really well written

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  6. Beautifully written Aditi.It is a telling piece,relevant to our times.

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  7. I loved all the message of this. Brilliant!

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  8. What a wonderful poem. Loved the way you ended it, on a very positive note.

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    1. Thanks Saru! I wish it always ends on a positive note!

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  9. Lovely captured the painful truth! Well written Aditi :)
    Best wishes

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  10. Powerful words on the power of being a girl. Just be, its something so many of us forget. Well done, Aditi. It's mesmerizing and deep:)

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  11. A powerful message and a lot to ponder here...

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  12. Beautiful words, Aditi. You have written so soulfully, it shows...

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  13. Very well written Aditi!:D
    Every once in a while I come across such wonderful posts!:)

    http://aficionadolog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh Nikhil :) thanks for the lovely compliment!

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  14. This is very heartfelt. And something I am yet to get out of...

    Richa

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    1. I think somewhere all women/girls have experienced varied amounts of discrimination. The memories faint for few lucky ones..few give in/adjust to the situation, few fight back...whatever the case...the way we respond become a part of who we are....It is time we put a stop to discrimination... However minute, we should stand up and say no!

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  15. Very Nice,. . . A G+ for Ur Post and Have a nice Day. . .. :)

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  16. Efforts like this has brought the change... yet a little more to bring the change completely...lovely poem

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  17. may be a generation down! I hope one day become mother to a gal child n then am waiting for anybody to stop her cause she is a gal ;)

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    1. We have the power Mina! We just have to realize this and there will be no stopping us!

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  18. This was such a strong one. I could never understand the reason behind such a descrimination. Keep writing!

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  19. 'Superb' is one word that comes to my mind as I read this. Indeed our society needs to stops this discrimination.. And as women, who are the nurturers of future generations, I guess, we can play a pivotal role in changing this.. Lets hope it happens soon :)

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    1. Thanks Jyotsna! Women indeed need to play an imp role to end this discrimination! Say NO and EDUCATE yourself n others!

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