Mishthi Sharma



May 9, 2020


Here comes a cry;
the environment dance in whorls with joy.
But standing away a few yards;
my grandma’s question mark, ‘Is it a girl or a boy?’
The nurse appears with a frown;
my heart swings up and down.
From everybody’s lips there slips a sigh;
shadowing the girl’s beautiful cry.
My eyes searching for a happy case
comes to a sudden halt.
I notice my father’s face
and get struck by a lightning bolt.
Lips bend in a downward arch;
his pallor haggard with features dark.
He looks at her with burning eyes;
the eyes which once I considered wise.
The beads of rosemary click aloud;
pronouncing the hatred behind the serene shroud.
I am afraid the mask will soon be shed;
exposing the old man’s face of lead.
I wish you luck my little sister;
for the fight with the evil inside each head.
But I am sorry I can't help you;
Cause with their hands, I am fed.
So, Its about female infanticide. Nothing can be worst than killing a baby before it's born only because it's a girl. People from the east (specially India) can easily relate.
Also it is my first shot at poetry, so I will appreciate all sorts of comments. Please let me know what you feel about it.

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  • Sanjana Sunilkumar

    Love it!

    22 days ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Replying: Thank you for your supportive comment <3

    7 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    This is so good! Definitely keep writing more poetry.

    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    I too realised it! It lacks sarcasm and Monica's 'I know' and Joey's 'How ya doin?' And Phoebe's song.....

    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    Comments on reviews are private. Only the reviewers and the person who wrote the piece can read them.
    I'm feeling so school sick! Everyday I have dreams in which I'm going to school :p Cab't believe I won't get to see those faces..........I think we all should make a batch group but then we all don't have personal numbers yet.......not to chat of course but you know.......

    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    Replace those classmates who didn't come to school......I miss all of you
    What do you mean by you know? Who has short hair? Are you think what I'm thinking?
    I can't reveal that. I'd tell her. We were kids then, it was long ago....
    I think I was English teacher's favourite :p I miss her too ;(

    7 months ago
  • Doodleninja

    this broke my heart! great writing and I liked your descriptions in this, especially of the father's face

    7 months ago
  • Madelyn (Carolina Girl)

    This is very sad but very well written.

    7 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    This soooo nice! Keep writing!

    7 months ago
  • Samina

    The message is very strong. It makes me sad that there are people who do this. Society needs a change. Well done. If you want I could submit a review.

    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    Clever diction! I loved our message from writer. I'm submitting a review.

    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    This piece will help you get to know the place better-

    7 months ago