Miserable journey from a little girl to old lady
(After writing about misery of a man , I suddenly realized that I am partial as the girl child also has much more problems.)
A girl is born in a house and her shrill voice,
Does not often make the home break in to a smile,
And they all get worried greatly and feel bad ,
And that little one grows till the age of seven like a bird,
Though like her brothers she also is a child , she starts feeling,
She is different from them and all of them are worried about her,
Then the mother starts telling her that she is girl and has to be careful,
And should not go out anywhere without company, for men are bad.
Just like her brother she also is asked to study but often she is told,
Though we like you little one , one day you would go away from this house ,
And so unlike your brothers dear , you need not put in so much effort,
In studies but with change in time she too is educated well.
One day , all of a sudden , her mother tells her that she has grown up,
And will go through those three miserable days of pain and shyness,
But unlike the case of her brother’s growing up , which is not celebrated,
Her growing up is celebrated with joy and mirth as well as agony.
She slowly realizes that her period of freedom is over ,
Along with the onset of her periods and she realizes
That like a flower bud she too will open and the world at large,
Would like to stare at her and her parents would be worried about her ,
She realizes that she too is intelligent and clever like all boys,
She realizes that she is much more pretty than them ,
And unlike olden times , when her job was only getting married,
She now has to study , get job and had a role to play in future life,
She also realizes that her prettiness is a great burden to her,
For she is stared at on roads , pinched at in city buses ,
Dashed from back by boys when she walks on the road,
And reading daily news paper makes her scared of open life.
She studies like the boys, becomes a professional like them ,
Earns as much as they earn , looks after parents like them,
But the world as well as God makes her feel that her life,
Is to attract a man , whom she likes and loves and adores.
Unlike him , she spends lot of her time to look pretty ,
She goes to the gym, goes to parlours for treatments ,
Like hair thinning, waxing , straightening of eye lids ,
And also goes to the doctor to become thin and thick in certain parts.
With a fluttering heart and with inexhaustible dreams she gets married,
Only to be transplanted in a home, where no one tries to understand her,
She soon finds that most of the time the husband does not think of her,
As a life time companion of love but a doll which would act as he wants.
In her new home , except for her husband all others consider her ,
AS their enemy who has stolen the love of their brother/son,
And this is made clear to her not only by them whom she loves,
But serials in TV, movies, stories in magazines and even by their friends
That poor girl realizes that she is far away from her parents ,
And does not have any independence to help them in any way,
And she also realizes that unlike her husband , she has ,
Lots and lots of work at home as well office because she is a girl.
The life called struggle chained with pleasure goes on,
And one day she finds that she is on her way to be a mother,
And starts carrying the heavy burden of future generation ,
In her womb making her struggle to walk but not to stop work.
Then the day she would become a mother would dawn,
And she would have to undergo unparalleled and severe pain,
Which does not have any thing like that in human life,
And she bears it and filled with joy to see her little child.
Unlike him who has only the job of providing money ,
For those children to grow, she who turned her blood in to milk,
To feed her children , works without rest from very early morning ,
To night ceaselessly and without any rest to bring them up,
All the world some how likes to blame the mother,
When child does not study well, when it develops bad habits ,
When it troubles all others or when it turns into a bad one,
But she with a lips pursed with teeth entering those lips, struggles.
When the sons do not look after their parents or even,
Ill-treat them , it is the wife who is blamed and even if,
The family is not able to build up sufficient savings,
It is she who is blamed as irresponsible house wife
Due to the fact that men are always older than wives,
The women has also responsibility to look after her husband,
When he becomes old and is not able to lead a healthy life ,
And poor one without any rest leads a life of sorrow till the end .