This Poem Describes The Helplessness Of An Indian Bride So Well, It'll Make You Cry

Deepika Dhiria Deepika Dhiria in Stolen Diaries on 13 January, 2017

I Wish I Was Not Born As A Daughter  

 

Glittering shining from head to toe
I just took the wedding vows
Surrounded by faces all new
My eyes wandered looking for you

Wanted you to hold me tight

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Saw you smiling with teary eyes

Few moments ago, I belonged to you  

Now I have a family completely new
You hugged me and wiped my tears
You never looked so weak all these years
I wanted to say let’s go home
But soon realized I have a new home
I wished I could never leave you today

But tradition is above us they say
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I wished so much this day could have come little late
But then how can I fight my fate
You never made me feel this, mother

But today I wish I was not born as a daughter.
Editor's Note:

Every Indian wedding that I ever attend, I cry seeing the bride. It's true! It's such an unsettling feeling, I can't even imagine how it must feel. It's like giving up on being a daughter of one house to be the daughter-in-law of another house. It's has "in-law" in the name for crying out loud, how can such a relationship feel like family? Please share this poem because firstly, it's beautifully written so encourage art. Secondly, I think we should talk about this age old tradition more often than not. Wait, why don't we talk about it? 

The cover image is courtesy of Epic Sky Pictures.