Thursday, 4 July 2013

The Most Harmless Domestic Animal

When I breathed for the first time

You told my father

“Start saving, its a girl.”

At 5, you told me

“Learn to read and write so that

A boy will come for you.”

At 10, you told me

“Save yourself, you are a girl.”

At 15, you told me

“Stay at home, learn to cook, wash and

To remain silent and obedient.”

At 20, you told me

“Now it’s your own life,

Don’t come back to us.”

Years went on and

I kept my promise,

Nobody ever had a complaint.

I was the most harmless

And faithful domestic animal

Man ever had in his history.

** Credits: The Hindu

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