Yet I dare to dream

By Sheena Chugh

I was 5 when i was first told that girls are not equal to boys
I have to talk and walk slow for the fake pride or my family and father
No one treated me with love and i was not allowed to play with toys like brother
But yet i dare to dream!!!

I was 12 when i was told that girls have nothing to do with books
they should go to the kitchen and learn how mother cooks
I did not know how to tell them that i am not interested in household works
these sewing machine and knitting needles are all jerks
I wasn’t taught how to be my own but how to apply cream
Yet i dare to dream!!!

I was 16 and wanted to become a soldier and wanted to fight
Mother told me someone’s coming to see me i have to look bright

They will come and judge me from my face and a plate full of snacks
That day i stood for myself and stood for my right

I stood in front of my family and started my struggle

I decided to come out of this bubble
Now I proudly dare to dream !!


14 comments

  • Beautiful….

    Shamila
  • Beautifully written….loved it!

    Vishal arora
  • wonderful way to express the pain behind the cage of chest. all the best ?

    rohit chugh
  • This is story of max girls…wonderfully explained .

    Diksha
  • This is story of max girls…wonderfully explained ?

    Diksha
  • True and real emotions wonderfully expressed…Loved it. More power to your pen.

    Pallavi Panda
  • Very sensitive… And personal. I guess this your own story

    Fathima
  • Beautifully crafted. Hats off to the artistic take on a very real issue. ??

    Ishita
  • Beautifully crafted. Hats off to the artistic take on a very real issue. ??

    Ishita
  • Such a nonchalant use of words to express!
    Loved it.
    Keep on writing, you’re a motivation for us non-writers!???

    Priyanka Mahashabde
  • Wonderful writing. Perfectly explaining the life of a common girl child India.. Keep up the good work..

    Samnit Chugh
  • It is amazing how you portray the society’s reality. Keep Up The Good Work…

    Mudita Raj
  • It’s a wonderful piece, I loved it. The real emotions and energy described by words are appreciable. Good job!

    Priti Yadav
  • I love this poem. It’s showing the real picture of yours. Well done.

    Dhanashree Das

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