By Sheena Chugh
I was 5 when i was first told that girls are not equal to boys
I have to talk and walk slow for the fake pride or my family and father
No one treated me with love and i was not allowed to play with toys like brother
But yet i dare to dream!!!
I was 12 when i was told that girls have nothing to do with books
they should go to the kitchen and learn how mother cooks
I did not know how to tell them that i am not interested in household works
these sewing machine and knitting needles are all jerks
I wasn’t taught how to be my own but how to apply cream
Yet i dare to dream!!!
I was 16 and wanted to become a soldier and wanted to fight
Mother told me someone’s coming to see me i have to look bright
They will come and judge me from my face and a plate full of snacks
That day i stood for myself and stood for my right
I stood in front of my family and started my struggle
I decided to come out of this bubble
Now I proudly dare to dream !!