Saturday, 4 February 2012

Hush, baby girl!

[This poem has been published in Women's Era May 2012 edition. Click here to view.]

It is dark in here Mama,
I feel frightened and alone.
But my fear is lulled by the thought,
Of snuggling in your loving caress, soon.
My tiny little fingers,
Seem impatient to clasp yours.
The little heart within me,
Pounds excitedly, as the D-day nears.
My daddy’s princess,
I dream to be.
 And get pampered in the love,
That would be showered on me.
Oh, I just can’t wait,
To live this beautiful life you are gifting me.
I fail to express my gratitude,
To you, for creating me.

Is there something amiss Mama?
I sense tears in your eyes.
I wanted to bring only joy to you,
Incomparable to anything else.
I may be small,
But my emotions are real.
I feel your pain like you do mine.
You seem saddened a great deal.
I am scared. I am confused,
What’s all the turmoil?
Why do they detest me so much?
Just because... I am a girl?

I will be a good child Mama,
I promise, I would.
I am like a flower waiting to bloom,
Please don’t nip me in the bud.
So what if I am not a boy,
I love you the same,
God planned me this way,
How am I to be blamed?
Oh dear, my wails of plea,
Are bouncing off deaf ears.
The smothering hatred outside,
Feels darker than the darkness in here.


  1. A totally awesome poem this is :).
    Deep from the heart.
    So touching and lovely.
    Hats off to you.

    The poem had a deep meaning in it.
    I loved it.

    Keep writing :).

    1. Thanks for dropping by Princess Poo! :) So glad you loved my poem. Will do. cheers! :)

  2. Beautifully written! Every line complements the message so well.This taboo is such a sad reality of our society!

    To say i loved your poem will be an understatement.

    Kudos to you !Its my first time on your blog.But i guess i am going to keep coming back!

    1. Hello Upasana, thanks for dropping by, welcome to My Little Space :) Glad you loved my poem. Looking forward to seeing you here again!

  3. Amazing one Nans!! You have brought out the emotions of the lil baby girl, so well! Its really sad n touching!!

  4. Beautifully and meaningfully worded, every word was touching and brought out how a baby girl would feel,when she was unwanted by someone in this world.....even before she came into actual existance

  5. It is really a pity that some ppl don't realize the value of hving a daughter, the most precious gift from HIM :(((((((..Nice and very meanigful poem ...

  6. Madhuri Ugrankar5 February 2012 at 11:58

    nandita, its too good. I love a girl child. having a daughter is the biggest bliss for the parents. and somehow they don't realise that.

  7. A heart breaking poem!

  8. Jayarajagopalan Jayaraman5 February 2012 at 11:59

    good one,,,keep writing

  9. Beautiful..poignant ...heart wrenching ..

  10. Very nice dear

  11. wow .. u really play so well with the words vahini ..!! very nice poem ..!!

  12. Dhanya Gopinathan6 February 2012 at 10:08

    it was too touchy chammat!!! :(

  13. Beautiful .. Deep and intense :) well done Nans :)

  14. A beautiful poem which touched the core of my heart. Thanks for sharing it with me. A great poetess in the making. My good wishes to you.

  15. :) jst brilliant...May b those little angels want to say the same. Felt like its their voice...

    1. Thanku so much Dileep! Just my little effort to bring out the cruelty of the situation through the viewpoint of the hapless.

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    1. Thanks for coming by Varsha... yeah the such a situation is truly heart wrenching, but a reality in our country!