Friday, January 11, 2013

To every anonymous woman, who cries alone

A Facebook status goes.."I want to die"...

Tired eyes and some wild hair
sprawling all over a face
just on the brink
of madness serene-

She cries out,
of her lonely golden cage,
at all those who look at her,
smile and vanish.

"I want to die" she whispers
and laughs out loud at her son
who grew,
with pity in every breath
and sarcasm in every smile-

I wish I had been raped,
she says-
No one understands,
the silent horrors of eloquent bliss,
nor the blood that runs,
frozen even in colours of spring..

© Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury


Avdhessh Arya said...

This poem of yours is quite courageous and a wonderful attempt to give words to the pain and agony of woman.


Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury said...

Thank you Avdhessh..glad you could connect.