Indira Renganathan


Never A Female - Poem by Indira Renganathan

Her body darkly sheathed
On demand for dowry paled
Meanly fed, hungered
Yielded issues diseased
Heaved a heap of work-load
Thinned to be sickened
Folks around nagged
Complained the children unattended
Moneyless, helpless suffered
Versed in painful wedlock, despaired and died

Says the departed soul
'Never a female'

Ignorant of a brutal gale
Blown to be murdered, fateful finale
Blackened body of an infanticide- female
Burried despite dreaming to sprout hale
Many a family wants not a female
For she outgoing dowry- scaled
Many a family wants a male
A son be the earning sail
They practise feticide, infanticide female

There, laments a liberated soul
'Never a female'

Trashed, the baby in the cradle
Bit of the abandoned bundle
Grown to kindle
'Where're my parents to fondle? '
Then stands to reason...'the social turmoil'
Looses her heart to muddle
A composed orphan in puzzle
Self-imposed with struggle
Friends and good people
Though aid doesn't giggle
Deeper in her heart she's a thrown female
Never can she behind her kinship trail

And says the abandoned soul
'Never a female'

Never a female?

Topic(s) of this poem: social


Comments about Never A Female by Indira Renganathan

  • (9/26/2009 11:31:00 AM)


    A perfect picture of the materialistic Indian Psychology. It gives me immense pleasure to say that I also belong to that part of India where women outnumers men. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/29/2009 4:58:00 AM)


    poignant and realistic............. nice write....full marks....read my poem called LET HER NOT SACRIFICE ANYMORE (Report) Reply

  • (6/6/2009 8:40:00 AM)


    iam blessed with two daughters mam..i am truely happy...son's are no guarentee today...i feel the world lacks feminity and that's why it is on a war path...great write (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (4/26/2009 9:43:00 AM)


    Never a female?
    Its a straight shot into those lines
    Each paragraph tells very many tales.

    But for a female...
    In spite of all the turmoils and tragedies
    Its better to be born as female...
    The soft inner settings
    One can find only in a female.
    (Exceptions to be exempted)
    Else how will families survive in this universe? ?

    Good read indeed. Thank you.
    (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 17, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 15, 2015


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