Given — we are freedom, but when yielded, we are deprived of it.
Given — we are education, but when yielded, we are married off.
Given — we are pay, but never the same as a man.
The soul of a woman is trapped within the cage called boundaries.
Prevented we are from soaring free.
Yet they say we are given equal scope.
Because they see what they want to see.
Ignorant they are to what they don’t want.
Blind they are to the fact that women are scared.
Scared that we might be the abused. raped. tortured.
Sightless they are that we want this to stop.
We want to roam the streets of the world alone in the dark fearlessly.
We want to voice out our opinions fearless of the consequences.
We want to establish who we are in the world fearless of oppression.
I might be Black or White or Brown.
I might be Hindu or Christian or Muslim or Jewish.
I might be American or African or Asian or Pakistani.
I still am a woman. I still am human.
I want to be free. I want equal opportunity.
Is all we want.
That is what we will fight for.
And that is what we will get.
Now tell me, Is what I want a bottomless pit?
Subodhini Vignesh is an Indian teenage girl who manifests herself through the power of words. She is an aspiring writer, who hopes to strike out 'aspiring' soon. She considers herself new to the game of life, a professional dreamer., and aspires to make the world a better place~ one word at a time.