Kavya ...

From Womb To Tomb - Poem by Kavya ...

How happy you were Mom
when I entered your womb,
You took so much care of me
caressed me when I kicked your tummy,
You waited for 9 months with bated breath
the day finally arrived and we met,
To my dismay on seeing me none of you were happy
as you found I was a 'girl' whilst changing my nappy,
All the emotions got buried in a fraction of a second
and you all decided to put my life to an end,
You did not even blink while doing this Mom
was it my fault that I was being born?
I lived with you happily for 9 months in your womb
Oh my Mom! why did you now leave me in a tomb!

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Female infanticide is so commonly heard in India and I get deeply hurt and moved when I read such horrible incidents happening even in todays world.

Stop this Menace, your mother too was someone's daughter

Accept that -
A daughter is a gift of love -
A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart -

Comments about From Womb To Tomb by Kavya ...

  • Valsa George (4/2/2015 10:37:00 PM)

    Female foeticide itself is terrible. Killing of the child after it is born for the sole reason that it happens to be a girl is satanic and is as serious as any other homicide! Life is God's gift to man. Not even a mother has the right to kill her child. As long as this nasty sex descrimination prevails in our country, we are still primitive! A great write Kavya pointing your finger against one of the most brutal practices of our country! (Report) Reply

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  • Rajesh Thankappan (3/30/2015 9:30:00 AM)

    It is very unfortunate that female infanticide is now too prevalent in our society. You have very beautifully contrasted the co-relationship that existed between the mother and the child before the childbirth and their relationship after the childbirth. But what I feel is that it is the patriarchal outlook of our society steered by the father that is responsible for this sorry state of affairs. Each of us should recognize that it is the male X, Y, chromosome that is responsible for the gender of a child. (Report) Reply

    Kavya . (3/31/2015 1:10:00 AM)

    so true Sir....wish the mother was literate enough to understand and vouch for this state...fathers r the culprits, not the mom.....

  • (3/30/2015 2:59:00 AM)

    This is an amazing work...so profound, so moving. (Report) Reply

    Kavya . (3/30/2015 4:21:00 AM)

    Thank you so much

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 26, 2015

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