Shameful – Day 14 – #OctPoWriMo 2016 #31days31poems


In India, female foeticide has been an evil practice for centuries, for the want of a male child. There are religious, social, financial and emotional reasons too. Times are changing and people are embracing the girl child. Unfortunately, there is still a segment of the society that practices female foeticide.The poem addresses the malpractice which needs a complete elimination.

An Epigram on prompt of the day:

Shameful

Pink or blue, blue or pink, do you have a choice dear?
Time to sniff smelling salts, morning sickness is here.

The kind blue eyes of Gynae pierce through my lost soul,
I lower my gaze and dig my toenails deeper into the floor.

Shameful of bowing down to the patriarchal arm twisting,
I make a strong resolve to let my child be blue or pink.

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