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Self-defence

by Geetima Baruah Sarma
(Guwahati, Assam, India)



Dreams began to wane
as she faced distress
and she proclaimed
there were lots to express.

Physical tortures
day in and day out,
character assassination
by holding doubt,
restrain imposed
on pursuing her career,
severe criticism
for not being fair,
harassment by
demands of dowry
and an heir
on the first delivery.

Her endurance one day
lost the bound
and extreme courage
she finally found.
To get rid
of the evil monster,
she sprinkled pesticide
in a fried lobster.
Hours later,
the neighbours gathered,
'self-slaughter'
they all murmured.
None suspected
it to be a mystery,
'self-defence'
she sighed silently.

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Jul 13, 2013
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Evil can't thrive for long
by: Parimala Rao

Bride torture is a great menace.Nicely expressed in your poem.Extreme courage to fight against it ,is the only the solution.

Jul 08, 2013
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Thanks
by: Geetima Baruah Sarma

Thank you Ma'am for encouraging me with a nice comment.

Jul 07, 2013
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Apt
by: nuggehallipankaja

A bride's plight? Moving!

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