SELF-DEFENCE

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.

 

[Published in ‘Induswomanwriting.com’ in July 2013 issue]

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