Treasure Island

Saju Abraham

(20th March 1965 / Alwaye, Kerala, India)

Woman


The baby kicks around the woman's womb,
The father forgets her while he shares sweets,
The husband finds her the magic maid,
The brother takes on the role of her protector,
Yet they're reasons for her strength,
The one that nourishes life,
The one that grows without her share,
The one that stands behind a man,
The one that protects herself,
And yet she's fighting to save herself,
The irony that wouldn't go away.
Woman thy name is sacrifice!

Submitted: Friday, March 18, 2011
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