Before I could come to this world,
My family got to know that I was a girl.
My mother said “oh god! What have we done?
Why are you punishing us with a girl and not giving us a son?”
Everyone in my family was so sad,
They all considered me a curse,
Was I that bad?
They were all sure that my life will not even be given a start,
They didn’t care that I am a little being with little fingers and a small heart.
I didn’t want to die, just wanted to come
in this world, to taste the sorrows, and to have the fun.
But, of course,
I was killed finally.
What hurts the most is that my killer is my own family.
( She is a Post Graduate in English from Jammu University)