poet Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Farmer 3 - Save The Daughters

Minor girls like little flower buds,
Made to labour with heavy burden,
On their slender shoulders and back,
On a climb with loads of sticks and bundles!

Why deny the little girls of childhood pleasures?
Why spoil their fun with toys and dolls?
Why rob them of their playful indulgence?
Why spoil their life of youthful dreams and charms?

Sent off from their homes by the parents,
Secure a groom and forcefully married off!
Dowry system still thriving in rural villages,
Daughters chased off in fear of poverty and distress!

Save the tender girls from work overload,
Save the innocent childhood from rigorous boredom,
Save the glowing face with smiles and laughter,
Save the energy and power of girls for a bright future!

Topic(s) of this poem: childhood , farmers, girl, girls, labour, saving

Poem Submitted: Friday, September 11, 2020

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A poem dedicated to minor girls living in rural India who spend their time in hard labour.
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Comments about Farmer 3 - Save The Daughters by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

  • Suresh Kumar EkSuresh Kumar Ek (9/18/2020 10:21:00 AM)

    save the girl movement is the need ofthe time.
    a poet can do much
    the poem is an example

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/12/2020 12:44:00 PM)

    Save the tender girls from work overload,
    Save the innocent childhood from rigorous boredom,
    Save the glowing face with smiles and laughter,
    Save the energy and power of girls for a bright future! ........ touching expression and true message. We must save tender girls from overload works and we should wish her bright future. Beautiful poem.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (9/12/2020 12:02:00 AM)

    Thumbs up for selecting the topic and the self-explanatory picture. The poem with all its emphasis on a child's or more specifically the girl child's right to education, dignity. love and opportunities of a better future at par with a male child. Social evils which promote such an outlook needs to be eradicated with a firm resolve. Thanks, Geeta Ma'am.

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (9/11/2020 10:37:00 PM)

    A government that allows such atrocious work should be exposed to the world.

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  • Varsha MVarsha M (9/11/2020 6:23:00 AM)

    Very true picture you have shown ma'am. Minor girls.

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