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The agony of an unborn girl-child in mother’s womb has been aptly described by Neelam, in a woman-centric poem, exclusively for Different Truths.

Mom, so secured was I in your womb;
My life inside you were a real miracle!
My tiny feet swam in glee; my little hands cuddled you merrily;
My toothless mouth would often giggle and cackle!

Mom, so happy was I in your womb;
But, one day, some quivering clatters I could hear –
I heard someone scream and roar, “I don’t want daughters anymore!”
I sobbed as I listened to your helpless tears…

Mom, how could I smile in your womb
When I had understood that being a daughter was so bad?
My little eyes cried, and heart yelled; something in me had already failed
Alas, I realised that I would soon be dead!

Mom, although I shall no longer dwell in your womb,
Your warmth and affection I shall surely miss….
To you, I shall not lie; I had not expected to die:
But fate had in store for me this deathly kiss!

Mom, so happy I am to have been a part of your womb,
Although the togetherness was destined as a short boon!
As death pounces and approaches near, I bid you a tearful adieu mom dear,
May a hundred sons be born to you soon!

©Neelam Saxena Chandra

Photos from the Internet


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3 Comments
  1. Rupa Rao 2 months ago
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    it kills me inside..the pain of the unborn daughter that loves during life and after death!! Lovely lovely lovely!!!

    • Neelam Chandra 2 months ago
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      Thanks a lot for your comments Rupa. Unfortunately, despite so many awareness campaigns and efforts by different people, the issue of desiring a male child still continues to be a big cause of concern. I am doing my bit to let people understand its futility.

  2. Nancy K.A.N. 2 months ago
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    The ugly truth of Indian society, depicted in most heart touching manner…

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