This is an English translation of my Hindi poem “ऑनर किलिंग: मेरे सम्मान का खून!”
I am the seed
It’s me, who is bearing, the responsibility to carry life
Beyond the passage of time
I am the one, taking care of eternity!
Humans who attacked me
For their phoney social image and respect
They awarded me death that death itself fears!
As a mother, I didn’t teach them this
As a sister, I didn’t tell them this
As a wife, I didn’t make them understand this
As a daughter, I didn’t ask them this
Again and again, these vultures ate me up
Is my life not mine?
Why my dreams remain unfulfilled all the time?
I feel my throat choked up today
I feel burned with scars of constant humiliation today
I feel suffering and caged today
I am losing my breath today
To nurture the vessel
Of my family’s honor inside me
I gave up all my dreams, hopes and happiness
And it kills me every moment like a double headed serpent.
Whom should I trust?
Whom shall I call mine?
Coz’ my own have disgraced me
And took the very essence of my existence!
Forget Savitri! Stays no more Sita here!
Is this the development of humanity?
Hopes and smiles shattered
I will leave my lifeless body behind!