Soumita Sarkar Ray

Silver Star - 3,291 Points (Kolkata)

Save The Girl Child - Poem by Soumita Sarkar Ray

Two separate world’s union
Pure love was the reason
You called me your drop
That floated high on top
A face unseen unrecognized then
Became the core of far mundane
When lasted long the play
All were expectant and gay
A guest—a new face
A design—a new race
Through the layers of blood and clay
on appearing in flesh one day
I could feel the jest of rain
Will see all wait slowly drain
Growing in shells in shine
Borrowing from you in line
You named me ‘light’ in delight
While closing your eyes at night
Glitter of joy gathered indoor
ninth month was drawing close
wait for a moment to know
you also joined the flow
A child—A girl
A voice—A show
Every corner's glow went dull
On knowing that I was a girl
Everybody’s dream for a flame
Why became a mother’s blame?
Those ragging waves of protest
Mother why didn't you detest?
Scale the pain, count the tears
Sin is to slay a soul before it rears
Altar of frozen progeny
Stood a figure for mutiny
Kill not show some mercy
I am life—I am beauty
This world could not see
My fear, my smile and me
My thoughts are not greater
It grows in small diameter
Save me – I am beauty
A prayer—a seed of maternity
I want to thrive—a light
I want to live—my right

Poet's Notes about The Poem

don't distinguish a daughter from a son.........both have equal right to live.

Comments about Save The Girl Child by Soumita Sarkar Ray

  • Bronze Star - 2,414 Points Hannington Mumo (7/23/2015 11:37:00 AM)

    I Love this flowing rhyme. Kudos! (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,240 Points Shankaran Kutty (7/23/2015 11:18:00 AM)

    As a father of two daughters, who are the gems in my life, I just cannot comprehend how someone can kill an unborn foetus, just because it is a girl. Yet, sadly, it is the norm in many parts of India and possibly elsewhere. But your poem has beautifully portrayed your anguish over this. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 24,658 Points Kelly Kurt (7/8/2015 3:20:00 PM)

    I have four daughters. I can't imagine this world without them. Wonderful poem, Soumita.
    Please see my poem: It's A Girl (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,505 Points Kinyua Karanja (7/8/2015 2:39:00 AM)

    I Have learnt that problems are not justice in Africa but allover the world. This are things we are facing here. Thanks to speak them out in this special way. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,772 Points Roseann Shawiak (6/28/2015 11:55:00 AM)

    Fantastic poem, Soumita! Yes every girl should be born, they are on an equal footing with boys! There is absolutely no reason for not letting them live! They are the beginning of all life in this world, without them no boy would ever be born, not a single person would have a son if not for being a female. How utterly inhumane this disgusting practice is! If it wasn't for the male planting his seed there would be no baby, boy or girl! ! The mother bears both boys and girls, nourishes and cares for them 9 months, If men would stop getting women pregnant then at least girls would not be dying. This sin lies on the man only it looks like. Thank you for getting this message out Soumita, everyone should know this truth of inhumanity being perpetrated on girl babies only. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 552 Points Swrji Basumatary (5/5/2015 9:55:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem with current trend. Yes, I also say save the girl child. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 552 Points Swrji Basumatary (5/5/2015 9:54:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem with current trend. Yes, I also says save the girl child. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,500 Points Uma Ram (4/23/2015 9:30:00 PM)

    Beautiful mam. Powerful thoughts. Thanks for the voice raised for our race. Mam do read my latest poem Female infanticide, The Mango Tree and Awaiting miracles. they are similar reflections but in a different point of view. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,238 Points Kavya . (4/14/2015 7:22:00 AM)

    beautiful poem with an alarming message. (Report) Reply

    Silver Star - 3,291 Points Soumita Sarkar (7/22/2015 6:40:00 AM)

    Thanks Kavya...

  • Rookie - 16 Points Vivek Mishra (7/3/2014 1:10:00 PM)

    Informative and very awakening, your sentiments present quite the picture of DEVELOPING India, .......... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,824 Points Wahab Abdul (6/12/2013 8:25:00 AM)

    the topic is great, this is a social problem in India however quality of the poem is good..enjoyed it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 26, 2015

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