Sitting between the walls

Of concrete and wood

She meditates.

Her dark majesty is laden

With bond of religion-

Bangles, rings, paints and dots

Her person denied to the fresh of the world.

Even the brightest ray of light

Loses its way

Into the sanguine darkness of her heart.

Mother, daughter, wife, sister

But was hated as a woman.

She seeks favours of a man

Who banished his woman and became a lord.*

*The favourite god of Hindus in India Lord Rama banished his wife when she was pregnant. She was forced to live in the forest and raise his twin children on her own.

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