Freedom is her RIGHT!

Sushmita Das
Posted September 11, 2020 from India
Freedom is her RIGHT!

Freedom is her birth right 

 

Freedom of choice, let her choose what she wants to become, give her the independence to read, speak, write and decide.

 

Don’t try to cut her wings when she chooses to fly with her intentions determined 

 

She is ready to revamp her life. It’s just that you have caged her in your prejudice.

 

Unclog the biases, sedimented in your mind, passed on to you from your ancestral era, cause she will certainly emanate like an early morning sun from the darkest of the skies.

 

She is tired of walking on the modalities that you have designed, cause she is no more timid and has straightened her spines.

 

She won’t beg for freedom cause she is entitled to it since her birth and it’s her RIGHT!

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Aga
Sep 11
Sep 11

She won't beg for freedom because she is entitled to it since her birth. So inspiring!Thank you dear sushmita.

Sushmita Das
Sep 12
Sep 12

Right Sabine She will not beg for freedom.
Thank you so much for reading it so beautifully

Isata Kabia
Sep 11
Sep 11

Women’s rights are human rights! Yes! Thanks for the strong voice on this, Sushmita, very powerful.

Sushmita Das
Sep 12
Sep 12

Thank you so much Isata for your encouraging words

Nini Mappo
Sep 12
Sep 12

Indeed she does not beg for freedom, she rises to it. She builds it. She breaks the shackles of insecurities, lies, false beliefs, cultural expectations and fear of people to step into it.
And she needs our support, because some of her does not know that she can be free.
Thank you for sharing your engaging poem.

Sushmita Das
Sep 12
Sep 12

Thank you so much Nini. And you are very right she will never beg for it. And if there is any such girl or woman, then she needs to be helped and supported by community like ours

Charity Birla
Sep 12
Sep 12

Thanks for the deep words . it's her right to leave freely without limitation

Sushmita Das
Sep 21
Sep 21

Yes absolutely it's her right.
Thank you for your kind read

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 13
Sep 13

Hi Sushmita,
A powerful poem! A powerful stand and call for justice. I love your turns of phrase, " you have caged her in your prejudice....Unclog the biases, sedimented in your mind". I love your photos, too, freedom in the park.

Sushmita Das
Sep 21
Sep 21

What a comprehensive observation you have. Thank you very much Tamarack for your beautiful and empowering words

lemonadelemon
Sep 13
Sep 13

really inspiring.. great write up

Sushmita Das
Sep 21
Sep 21

Thank you very much

Sabiha Hasan
Sep 21
Sep 21

Wow! This is so true, I loved it. I suffered so much for 42 years by being born in muslim family n prejudices of muslim society. The so called society

Sushmita Das
Sep 21
Sep 21

42yrs !! Is such a long time. Hope you are living a free life now.

You are one great writer, dear Sushmita. Thank you for this empowering poetry!