Four tales – one struggle

How I wish I could exclaim with delight that Today is going to be different”

– Illustrated by Khushi.M and Kunjal.G

The world is tucked peacefully in dreams.

With no reason to wake up             

And here I was dreading silently.

The ringing of the doorbell that will bring my worst terror.

Drunk and wasted he came in.

And countered my objections, my questions,

With nothing more than a hurtful swipe

Drops of tears fall down my face. 

“Today is the same”, I iterate.

Upon the snow-white light of the moon

I quietly moved and opened the book.

The curiosity of knowledge called me in

And before I could turn one more page 

Entered the man with an ignorant step.

And snatched the book angrily away.

Drops of tears fall down my face. 

“Today is the same”, I iterate.

“A special present for my daughter” 

I crave she would say this to me.

“Clean up fast” shouts my mum.

And brings me back to the sore reality. 

My brothers’ friends are all around 

And here I am scrubbing the dishes.

Drops of tears fall down my face. 

“Today is the same”, I iterate. 

I rinse my face one more time.

And hesitantly glance back at the reflection

“You must wear shirts and pants”.

I remember as my male boss says. 

I ponder and try to pin a flaw. 

Or Is it just not suiting the boss’s taste, that is all?

Drops of tears fall down my face. 

“Today is the same”, I iterate.

“Wish the  husband acknowledges my voice”.

“Wish the father permits me to learn”.

“Wish the mom would love me, just like my brother”.

“And wish the boss would respect my choice of wear…”.

“Drops of tears won’t fall today because we won’t let  today be the same” We iterate

~ DuoDisseminators 

Published by Duo Disseminators

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