Death of a Beautiful Dream

She dreamt of a beautiful life,

But all she got was threats n beatings,

Kicked till she bled, Her face disfigured.

Her vermilion smudged in her own tears,

She bled, yes she bled!

No one to care,

No one to love.

She was abused,

Tortured physically and mentally,

All her dreams- They burnt in her pyre burning high,

All her dreams too thrown away into the pyre.

O man! Stop these inhuman ways of satiating your hunger,

For lust and greed, For potful of money,

As a price for that a poor girl’s life,

For your pleasure alone!

You bought her as a material,

From the open market

To be in the kitchen

To cook your meals and feed your over-weighing body!

Give her a life,

Don’t burn her body and dreams

In the raging fire

O stop this dowry system

Outdated but still prevalent.

Let her enjoy her life,

Don’t let her shed a tear

Curse will be upon you

Hold her with your love,

And not by burning her in the raging pyre !

Sarala Balachandran, Palakkad

Author: sthreejeevan

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