Composed by Anvi Mahajan – a grade 12 student
The sun sinks and haze sets in,
Her pace hastens as the rush of adrenaline
Her cautious eyes lower on the sight
Of the lewd gazes brimming with spite.
She walks , veiling her revealed skin
For if it shows, it’s an incriminating sin
The clock ticks as it strikes eight
Alarmed, she remembers ” don’t be late.”
Her mind filled with haste and ambiguity
An amalgum of rising fear and animosity
As she casts a sight and surveys the lane
Avoiding dark alleys with utter disdain
Reminiscing, “no Justice for rape and murder”
The thought of this barbarity sends down a shudder.
Bewildered by people’s apathetic complacence
Left hopeless with upsurging impatience.
Her ululation empowered into a shriek
Strength metamorphosed from the meek
As she questioned every rule and precept
Of the very society which made her inept.
Why curtail my freedom ?
Why should I go out so seldom ?
Why is it still my vice?
Why can’t you hear our deafening cries?
I don’t want equality because I’m a woman,
But isn’t it enough that I’m human?
Composed by Anvi Mahajan
Anvi is a grade 12 student at Sardar Patel Vidyalay.