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The Indian Girl

Priya Ram 2000 (Vijayawada)



A girl is to be treated like a burden
Not allowed to leave her den
After she crosses her ten!

The upbringing is never right
Even then , She's told not to wear anything thight
Just because , she's not to catch anyone's sight

They make her life a living hell
And treat her like a frog in the well
She's never meant to be her personal

No one wants to know her inside out
Also , never wants her to shout
But only allowed to pout

She always wondered if her life could be any better
Instead it turned to be even bitter
She wished she could try harder , Because she's never a quitter

They say it's women's duty to cook
When we have no one else for us to look
She's made to close her book
And her life is left a nook

Her life's all empty
Even then , she's blamed for gaining sympathy
Because , on her was never shown empathy

She's always on their joke
Never minded what she spoke
Even when she's too broke

Sometimes She's treated like a queen
Only till she's teen
But never give a damn about her dream

She's made someone's wife
But never had her life
Left with her hand holding a knife

She's only given a toy
Told not to enjoy
Only because , they fear about some boy!

She's treated like a game
Where , The one who played should be ashame
Instead she's the one who took the blame.
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Scheme XAA BBB CCX DDD EEE FFFF GGG HHH IIX JJJ KKK LLL
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,238
Words 246
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

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