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Where Goddesses Cry

March 8, 2016 | By

A touching poetic saga of oppressed women of the modern days, named after the Hindu goddesses.

International Woman’s Day Special

Laxmi mopped the floor, swift and fast
She had to get rid of all the dirt and dust
Money was all she needed.

Dropping out of school was her only option(Pic courtesy: Morguefile)

Dropping out of school was her only option
(Pic courtesy: Morguefile)

Cleaning houses one after another
Cursing her fate, cursing her past.

Saraswati stood still at the school gate
Dropping out of school was her only option
She must lift bricks instead of pen
To provide food and shelter
To protect her sisters from all the men.

Kali looked into the mirror
Bruises and cuts marked her
Blood smudged sindoor, tear stained fair face,
Submission to her husband and never to rebel
Was her only way to solace.

Ganga flicked back her straight hair
Adjusted her corset, fixed her make-up
She was ready to earn her bread
Pushed into prostitution
She lived life in shades of dark deep red.

Durga sat behind files unnoticed
While Vishnu, Rudra and Ram
Got promoted
All the late nights at office, all the insults
Added up to nothing at last.

Named after goddesses, our women live a life of irony
A life of curse, a slice of pain
Deep within our soul, we know
They will raise hell, when they try
For no one can live in content

Where Goddesses Cry……

Medley of Literary Pieces on International Woman’s Day

The Irrepressible ‘ She’ – a poem by Divya Rajgaria

I am no Goddess – a poem about the everyday diva by Anindita Bose

Where Goddesses Cry – a thought-provoking poem by Rhiti Bose.

Woman – a poem by Daipayan Nair

Wish – a son remembers his mother poem by Amitava Nag

Short Stories

The Separation – a short story by Maya Khandelwal

The Last Night of My Life – a short story by Nikita Goel

Musings

Rise and Shine – a touching mother’s musing about her daughter by Santosh Bakaya

Book Review

Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas – A Book Review – by Maya Khandelwal

Rhiti Bose is a writer/blogger based in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, where she lives with her daughter, son and husband. She believes in being simple, kind and honest. Her main passion is writing, closely followed by travelling and reading endlessly. She is the Founder/Chief Editor of the blogazine Incredible Women Of India, which publishes inspirational life stories of real Indian women. Her short stories have been published in an anthology named ‘An Atlas of Love’ by Rupa publications, feminafastfiction.com, readomania.com. Rhiti is currently working on her first Novel. Rhiti also blogs at The Scattered thoughts of Mrs.Bose
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