Just like any other girl, she grows and develops
From a baby to an adult, she turns with gallops
Moving from crawling to falling and then to running
She has a spark like every girl within that keeps burning
That’s not all about her. She grows with certain morals.
“You must be fully covered before you leave the house”
“Talk to no boy, we will get a stranger as your spouse”
“Your curfew is 6; good girls don’t stay out till late”
“Learn to do all the household chores, that’s your fate”
What if she is teased, or worse: is raped?
“You have brought shame to our family; it’s your fault”
“Your revealing outfit is the reason for this assault!”
“You are impure now; marry the rapist for nobody else will”
“Shameless girl, you should go die or for our honor we shall kill”
What if she has an abusive husband?
“He has a right on your body and you can’t say no to him”
“His wish is your command; let him use you as per his whim”
“So what if he slapped you, that’s how men release stress”
“Agree with him, nobody wants your opinion so just suppress”
That’s the life of an ordinary Indian girl.