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Please,my God,let me not be born as a human!

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by mithila kannan, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. mithila kannan

    mithila kannan Gold IL'ite

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    I wish I were a butterfly
    The butterfly, when it falls in love
    Does not ask the mate,
    Are you from my caste?


    I wish I were a sparrow
    The sparrow when it mates,
    Is not worried one bit
    If his mate is white or black.

    I wish I were a flower
    The flower gives itself in totality
    And is not bothered
    Whether her lover is rich or poor.

    I wish I were a cow
    The cow never asks her mate
    when they unite
    Do you love me as much as I love you?

    I wish I were a deer
    The deer never asks his wife
    when he holds her tight
    What is your take home?

    I wish I were any animal
    For ,in their world
    Which is so different from ours
    There is no ugly dowry.

    It is my misfortune that I belong to mankind
    In my beautiful world
    There is no such thing as selfless love
    For us money is everything.

    It is my misfortune that Iam a humanbeing
    In the unique world where I live
    Money is all important
    Nothing happens without money.

    It is my misfortune that I am a man
    In the wonderful world where I live
    Religion,caste and creed
    Form the foundation of marital bliss.

    It is my misfortune that Iam a woman
    In my bittersweet world
    A woman is treated so badly
    She is burnt when she does not bring dowry.

    If you are going to give me another life,my God
    Please let me be a butterfly
    I want to enjoy the pleasures of being alive
    I want to love with abandon

    If you are going to give me another life,my Father
    Please let me be a flower
    I want to know what it is to love
    With one’s entire being.

    If you are going to give me another life,my maker
    Please let me be a cow
    I want to give myself to my partner
    Without a shred of doubt in the heart.

    If you are going to give me another life,my saviour
    Please let me be an animal
    In their world, where
    Dowry is not heard of.

    Please,let me not be born as a man or woman
    For the the laws are different here for different people
    A woman who is a mother ,is raped and abused
    A woman who is a mother is burnt without remorse.

    Please,let me not be born as a man or woman
    For the rules vary here depending on your riches
    An honest man loses his job for being honest
    A dishonest man can become the ruler,he knows to survive.

    Please let me be born as the wind
    And wipe the sweat from a labourer’s forehead.
    Let me be born as drops of water
    And quench the thirst of the roadside workers.

    If you are going to give me another life,my God
    Please let me be born as anything, but not a humanbeing
    Great are the sufferings and heartless are the people here
    I do not want to suffer anymore, I do not belong here.
     
  2. ganges

    ganges Gold IL'ite

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    dear mithila,

    what to say. after finishing your poem, I sat motionless for a few minutes. very beautiful lines which read the minds of somany of us.
    I liked the lines why you wished to become wind and water. amazing dear and please write more.


    ganges
     
  3. devapriya

    devapriya IL Hall of Fame

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    Wonderfully you have told about todays selfish love Mithila ma........:thumbsup
     

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