I am more than what you see Definitely more than what you seek I am more than just a mother Or the caretaker of my OCD stricken brother I am more than a caring daughter And more than a contributing partner I am more than a puppet who you wish would fit in the mould … More I AM ENOUGH

The Stubborn Parasite : Sale of Grooms aka the system of Dowry

“Marriage”, is a word that brings joy and happiness, but it comes sounding as an alarm to any Indian Father who has a  daughter to be married off.  The dowry system in India perpetuates the concept of the girl’s parents sending gold, money, vehicles, residences, and other material possessions to the boy’s family, in exchange … More The Stubborn Parasite : Sale of Grooms aka the system of Dowry

Imagine Butterflies

(Written from the perspective of a child who has experienced abuse) I close my eyes and imagine butterflies  As you ravage my fragile frame My beautiful colors weep and seep out, splattered across the canvas   In the pull and push of your dirty desire. My tiny hands struggle and writhe  Trying to shake away the … More Imagine Butterflies

Just let her be.

She is pink, she is pale,He is rich, he is hale,Grooms and bridegrooms –Are for sale. Bed, almira, fridge, car,Forty once, fifty thrice,He was sold nicely priced. Years passed, tortured for more,T’was not love, mere greed.Soul butchered, there she lay. Customs, traditions, relatives didn’t save,A transaction indenture left,Burning brides, dying parents’ pride. Trauma, depression, suicide,Are … More Just let her be.