Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 12, 2014

PLEA~by Samita Chattopadhyay


 

 

PLEA

 

Come back Salina

Crack the ring wide open;

Show your gallant face;

With foam at the mouth

I am yelling;

They thought that you were reckless;

But I know that you are gutsy;

Show that I am right;

Why did you go on bottle?

Why?

No one is bothered;

They never think that

It takes two to tango;

Why?

Just because you are ‘Salina’;

And women are THE SECOND SEX;

The ‘OTHER’…

 

Men always write their scripts…

 

But remember,

You can’t make omelette

Without breaking eggs

Don’t forget;

 

But what happened that night?

 

#

 

Have you started blaming yourself?

And, if so, may I ask you,

Have you probed?

Are you at fault?

By the way,

What is ‘fault’?

What men do is always heroic, right?

Even you think that men are THE default gender!

Women are always the ‘other’,

What do you say?

 

If you admit it,

Then write the script quickly

And

 

Kick the bucket…

 

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Why have you confined yourself Sabina?

No room to swing a cat;

You loved FREEDOM…

 

You have mugged up

All the rot they used to say;

 

You are evading,

Avoiding

Suppressing

And repressing Sabina;

That means

You are tormenting your own self;

 

You are bottling up your emotions –

Your anger,

Your pain;

 

Efface your unhappy moments;

But

Use blue-pencil at the right place;

 

And blot out all that need to be erased.

 

#.

 

 

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Samita Chattopadhyay


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