We - The Indian Girls Poem by JENIE FRANKSAY

We - The Indian Girls

we want support
we want equality
we want opportunity.

65 years of independence.
but for half humanity-
men folk only.

we girls are still oppresed.
we still feel inferior.
we continue to live, but in fear.

India's patriarchal society,
man is the ruler.
woman is treated like worker.

we are made to feel low,
we are underestimated,
we are hated.

we have been prohibited.
to grow & go forward
our world has been limited.

we are called 'parayi'
since our birth.
this scenario breaks my heart.

This is not true for all parts of india.
but in backward regions (which consist more than half of country) women dont get equal treatment.
David Wood 29 June 2013

It is a shame that inequality of the sexes still exists in the world. As a poet you can write about it and get your poems published for people to read.

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Shihabudheen K J 10 July 2013

concerns of todays girls expressed well

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Bri Edwards 08 July 2013

i am very glad you clarified the countrywide situation(s) in you poet's note. the message is well-stated. i'm not sure i would call it a poem....except for the way you broke up the lines....but i'll accept it. there is one spelling error....maybe a typo....oppresed needs another s. i hope you are not one of the oppressed. if you are, good luck with that problem. otherwise, good luck with helping those that are oppressed. thanks for sharing.

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Anubhav Gupta 04 July 2013

touched the heart.... but chge makers are we only... so start the change from today :)

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Khairul Ahsan 02 July 2013

Sad to know of your feelings of inequality. I hope things will change with the spread of education. True, this is not true for all parts of india.. Hope it is also true that this is not true for all, even in the backward regions of India.

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The Moody Blue 29 June 2013

Fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do.Girls become lovers, who turn into mothers, so mothers be good to your daughters too. A woman is the full circle.within her is the power to create, nurture and transform...well written Jenie.

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