They always said a girl is the family’s pride and prestige. Why, they never revealed.
Years passed. I saw girls and boys medling together. Some as friends, some as boyfriends. Yet, during discussions and debates only a girl was blamed. I wondered what was wrong with people’s mind. Never could I sort out.
While erring one day, someone wise told me, “A girl has little prestige earned in all the years and a boy has little less. But a guy’s prestige never diminishes whatever he may do. On the contrary, a single mistake on a girl’s part proves fatal for her prestige. Usually nothing remains.”
Society does not think of evil as both sided, girls get to blame. Guys can do all they want. I wondered why…
Then I realised suddenly, girls have some kind of power. They can really make guys crazy, a puppet in their hands. One gaze and guys forget what they should and should not. A guy with strings pulled by a girl can’t really decide what to do, or can they?
Society blamed maybe to regulate. Maybe they thought girls could make world a better place. Maybe by blaming, they wanted to keep a check onto their behaviour.
But then why should someone be dependent on societal pressure to do right? Is our generation so lost that we need laws to regulate?
Has our conscience died?
There were tags being handed over
saying it was sinful; dishonest
something that didn’t go well with society
something so gross and unethical
They sat down wondering
“What all had we done wrong?”
What were the blames for
and why all this chaos?
They called the relation flirtatious
their interaction compared to a player
complementing with a fake tongue
intent to use the same.
And yet, in their hearts they knew
their relation was nothing but holy
all that poured was sheer respect
something he earned so hard
Their hearts bled to people’s thoughts
something crumbling; falling apart
how could someone ever question
a believer’s relation with the Divine!
They asked, ” How are the circumstances?
Still tense and unsafe?
Do you still have bomb blasts
Or meet terrorists?”
Speech failed and so did words
Thoughts raced further than they should
All attempts to describe the place
Went futile; all in vain
This had happened even before
They were national chauvinists
Unable to understand and comprehend
Beloved national can be wrong too.
They failed to acknowledge the land a conflict
For them it an integral part
But the truth lay hidden from them
Truth being the first casualty in conflict.
They trusted what media presented and
Politicians said; situations blown out of control
Being naive,thinking all was truth
Is that not how they ruined it?
Least aware about politics
How leaders used the issue for benefits
How cruel they could be with people
Diplomats and hypocrites .
They failedto know how people disappeared
And were killed in cold blood
No terrorist did so, but
Beloved security desirous of promotions
Neither they knew how voices were suppressed
Tear gases and bullets to shoo away
For them it was only water;
And didn’t sometimes police even protect them?
What they knew wasn’t whole of truth
A three year old can’t be a threat
They weren’t killing terrorists
It was a planned genocide!
Yet, not a word escaped lips
They were national chauvinists
Perceptions and beliefs would clash if expressed
And he, the only child of his mother!