In a religious and spiritual country like India, there are still many who believe that men are better than women, just because they are men. It inspired Nivedhitha Gopala to write her poem She power. This poem is a protest at those beliefs.
About the poet
Nivedhitha lives in the city of Hyderabad. She always enjoyed poetry and literature.
And poetry is one of my craving in literature.
About the poem
This poem is based on a real story I’ve seen in my country. In a religious spiritual country like India, the aristocratic parents are on a view that boys are superior to girls. This mindset of people has not changed since the ancient times. There is not a thing a girl can’t do. Each and every girl born has the power to bear more pain than the boys, but the typical mindset of people on girls that -“They are not capable or less stronger than boys”, has saddened me the most, so as a girl of patriotic and democratic India I’ve written this poem in the intent that in a Democratic republic sovereign socialist secular country as India, the girl still faces the difficulty to get accepted in her own family even when the world hails for her. It is now the time people around the globe realize what a girl is.
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She came up with a smile
Dreaming to bear it for the whole mile
She was an affectionate sister
With a hope for an adorable Mister
She was an adamant brother
Going on more further
She proved herself an assiduous father
And an avid mother
She was an awesome friend
Until the very end
She possessed herself an avuncular colleague
Standing up very unique
She was an atrocious enemy if needed
And stood up like a pencil sharply leaded
She rose up like a warrior
When time acted like barrier
Because it was the time she mould
To get accepted with what she really was
It was the real cause
To show that she’s no less
Than the world’s mess
She was after all a daughter so long
Which made her become what she was all along
She was after all a daughter all along
From a home where none wanted her to belong.