Chains on Myself

Debanshi Chatterjee
Posted December 26, 2020 from India

She wore a skirt too short and a top with a long neck and she topped it off with a bold lip, the shade of dark red. She had lovely eyes, their expression - deep and somewhere in the profundity was hidden a vault full of dreams. Her smile was her strongest allure, a spring of courage and hope. Her steps spoke of elegance, a beauty like a blooming Grove. She walks alone on her bed of thorns, earns every penny and builds her home. She sweats to hold her world in place but they see only the man entrancing perfume. They abused her mom for her dearth of sense. In the world of man how dare she carry a lip so red!? 

 

Mom is a lone mother raising her child. Feeding her smiles gulping her cries. She works like her father but dresses like a wife. She is a business lady all day long but when shadow falls she's back to being a mom. Time flew in these busy ways. She taught her little one, one by one : hope, struggle and life. Alas! She forgot the quintessential thing that character dances atop the wedding ring, and it's estimate is done on the scale of skirt length. 

 

The beauty walked in a restaurant to dine.

The people there were dazzled by her shine. 

The street boys did whistle and jeer a little. 

The gentlemen cast an admiring glance. 

But it was the women alas! who started to belittle. 

 

Gossip proliferates on ladies' tables. And only the own can betray!

They slandered her disposition and reduced her with all her dreams, 

To a mere provocative being. 

The spring of hope became a source of seduction. 

The doomed kind who ask for attention. 

So they made her a creature who asked for it.

For brutal assaults and filthy advances. 

And an excruciating torment before being killed 

and burnt to ashes. 

Ha! Preposterous this world truly is, 

Jealousy dominates reason.

While you malign her repute keep in mind, your words shall ricochet and trap you in your own snare. If you want to fly free don't try to cut someone else's wings else your own deeds your chains shall be. 

Support and empower together we rise. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jill Langhus
Dec 26, 2020
Dec 26, 2020

Hi Debanshi,

How are you? Thanks for sharing your powerful short story/post. Are you speaking from experience or in general, from your knowledge?

Debanshi Chatterjee
Dec 26, 2020
Dec 26, 2020

Hey Jill,
I am great thanks for asking. I hope you are doing great as well. About the post, it is from real life experience though not entirely my personal story. Some of it is based on what I have seen or what my friends and acquaintances have gone through. Sadly and shockingly I have witnessed women brutally demeaning other women for their attire and past stories. Have fallen prey to that practice as well since it's so prevalent in our society that it would probably come as a shock if a lady hasn't known that treatment . This post is based on that disheartening experience and is a call for sympathy and sisterhood. ❤️

Jill Langhus
Dec 28, 2020
Dec 28, 2020

Hi there:-)

Great to hear! I'm doing well, thanks.

Okay. Yes, it's sad. Thanks for clarifying. It's a noble call:-)

Hope you have a good, rest of your week. Happy New Year!

Debanshi Chatterjee
Dec 28, 2020
Dec 28, 2020

Happy New Year to you too. Wishing you a brilliant year ahead with all the happiness and health :) ❤️

Jill Langhus
Dec 28, 2020
Dec 28, 2020

Thank you, dear! You, too!! XX

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 26, 2020
Dec 26, 2020

Dear Debanshi,
So sad and so true that many women will be fast to put another woman down. It has been deeply engrained that we should be critical, even cruel to each other. This gives women fake protected status in this male dominated world. So cruel, when there is ridicule and blame instead of help when another woman is being verbally or physically attacked. Your words cut through this betrayal and speak out powerfully, exposing and undoing the judgements for what they are. By naming it, you are exposing it and undoing its strength. So good to see.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Debanshi Chatterjee
Dec 27, 2020
Dec 27, 2020

Thanks for your comment sister, what you said is absolutely true. And your powerful comment was a strong dose of encouragement. It's wonderful how the world pulse community exemplifies sisterhood. I am honoured to be a part. ❤️

leila Kigha
Dec 27, 2020
Dec 27, 2020

Its very popular word on the streets that women are the first to bring down their fellow women.
Well while i don't have very concrete experiences of this, i love your conclusion support and together we rise. Strong and empowered women lean in.
Thank You for sharing

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

Hello, Debanshi,

You are a powerful writer. You are able to spread an empowering message with six words, "character dances atop the wedding ring". I love that!

I agree that gossip is a betrayal. I hope women who read this will not engage in gossiping aside from putting another woman down.

Let us support and empower one another, yes! Please keep writing! You do know the power of pen! May your 2021 be filled with love, joy, peace, grace, and abundance!

Debanshi Chatterjee
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

Thank you so much Karen for that encouragement ❤️ I hope this new year will be an incredible journey full of happy surprises for you. Wishing you health, happiness and prosperity. Lots of love ❤️❤️