Raise your voice

When you see your uncle
breathing the air of worry
during his daughter’s marriage
to pile up the money for dowry,
don’t let the silence hold you.
Raise your voice
Raise your voice

When you see the sweet aunty
in your neighbourhood
getting scolded & beaten every day
Still, she tolerates that with fortitude,
don’t let the silence hold you.
Raise your voice
Raise your voice

When you see your sister
enduring mental torture
because biology blessed her
with a female toddler,
don’t let the silence hold you.
Raise your voice
Raise your voice

When you see your brother
along with his other friends
making fun of a girl
for her short dress,
don’t let the silence hold you.
Raise your voice
Raise your voice

When you see your mother
betraying her hobbies
and between her job & household
making her life cease,
don’t let the silence hold you.
Raise your voice
Raise your voice

When you see your father
listening to the taunt of society
for allowing you for higher studies
due to his broad mentality,
don’t let the silence hold you.
Raise your voice
Raise your voice

When you see your bestie
weeping without wanting to discuss
for being improperly touched
in a crowded city bus,
don’t let the silence hold you.
Raise your voice
Raise your voice

When the stench of injustice
against women
suffocates your conscience
& binds you in guilt glen,
don’t let the silence hold you.
Raise your voice
Raise your voice
©ruchiabhisikta

7 thoughts on “Raise your voice

  1. the wickedness
    the injustice
    of the other

    joined to one’s own
    corruptness and sin

    it is my duty
    over the dark side
    to become aware of myself

    (with the pointing finger
    pointing three fingers at myself)

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  2. Smiles Dear ruchiabhisikta
    Freedom Such A Divine Gift
    With A Woman’s Gift of Life

    Sort of Like Your Interesting
    Name in Hindi Where the

    First Part Means
    Interesting And

    The Second
    Part Means
    Divine And
    Worthy of Respect

    If only Namaste For
    All Castes of Human Life

    For All Differences and Variances
    That Make All the Colors for Living Success

    Where We All May Sprout Wings Unafraid to
    Lift Each Other Up Unafraid to Look Up in Respect
    of Seeing

    Others

    Either
    Flying
    Lower or
    Higher Valley
    High Mountain Low
    Same Love For All in
    Respect of Freedom For Wings Unbound
    And Untethered With Strings to Keep us

    Trapped
    in Caves

    Oh Tradition You
    Exclude By Very Nature

    Oh Freedom You Stretch the Boundaries
    You Break the Boarders You Bring Humans
    Together to Progress More With Wings Yet True

    Dear FRiEnD As Even Science Shows in the General
    Animal Kingdom 80 Percent Are Considered Rovers and
    20 Percent Are Also Observed As Sitters As Boats Require

    Anchors For Safe Harbors When Rough Seas and Storms Come
    Yet Without Sails to Explore Fair Winds and Following Seas We May

    Surely
    Never Find
    The Greens
    And Colors
    of Paradise in
    Abundance to Thrive
    Naked Enough Whole Complete

    How Blessed am i For Ancestors With
    Sails Enough to Seed me in this Fortune
    of Paradise i Live And True Where You LiVE iN
    India is Green And Colorful too Yet Also True Abundance

    Brings Socio-Economic Difficulties When Humans Thrive Over
    What the Resources Bring It’s Always a Balance For As Scarcity
    Comes Again So Do Anchors of Tradition That Sadly Will Keep Us

    Trapped
    in ‘Safe
    Harbors’
    That May Offer
    Little Freedom to
    Those of Us With Wings
    So Those With Butterfly Colors
    Fly Away And Make The Fortune
    of Folks Seeded Like me SMiLes
    All That Those Butterfly Wings Do

    In Roaring Thunder For Freedom’s Breath

    True Never Silent

    Only RiSinG

    Out of Caves

    to Bring New

    Art To Dreams
    Coming To Fruition of Colors More..:)

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