Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Posted July 18, 2017 from India

Welcome to society,

We hope you enjoy your stay,

And please feel free to be yourself,

As long as it’s in the right way,

Make sure you love your body,

Not too much or we’ll tear you down,

We’vebuilt you for smiling,

And then wonder why you frown,

We’ll tell you that you’re worthless,

That you shouldn’t make a sound,

And then cry with all the others,

As you’re buried in the ground,

You can fall in love with anyone,

As long it’s who we choose,

And we’ll let you have your opinions,

But please shape them to our views,

Welcome to society,

We promise that we won’t deceive,

And one more rule now that you’re here,

There’s no way you can leave.

Opinions are of the poet. This poem was first published on Safecity.

Sreemay Rath, part of Safecity's Writers Movement,is a writer based out of Mumbai, currently a student of Humanities in the Navy Children School, Mumbai.He has written and published a short length novel and two books of poems compiled by him. His poems have been recentlyselected for publication by Blue Rose Publishers. He received a regional award from Kartikey Sarabhai (Son of Vikram Sarabhai)for his presentation on the sustainable development of the ecosystem.

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Jul 19, 2017
Jul 19, 2017

 hi,  thanks for sharing , keep on  and on .

Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Jul 23, 2017
Jul 23, 2017

Thank you so much!

Robin Parisse
Jul 19, 2017
Jul 19, 2017

Wow. I had a tickle go up my spine as I read. How true, Society is. The poem resonates so much in its short crisp lines. Amazing.

What is mind boggling is that in your minds eye as you read you can see the cage(s) we all live in. Even in what we call the free- world, there are cages that society places upon us. For some it is truly suffocating. For our sisters in parts of the world it kills. May voices rises and dismantle these cages that rob life -- physically and emotionally.  

Thank you Safecity for sharing. Please continue!


Safecity- Elsa D'Silva
Jul 23, 2017
Jul 23, 2017

Hi Robin,

Thank you so much for reading our poem and your kind encouraging words. We're glad our poem could make a difference.