Srinivas Jegannathan


Do I have another world?


I wish I were a deer
Or else a peacock
If not a dolphin
I wish I were a rabbit
Or else a parrot
If not a penguin
I wish I were a rose
Or else a lotus
If not a jasmine
Or a butterfly
I wish all that and fly
But all of them wish to be me…
Yet for many here I’m sinamine
I can’t even stay in the womb- -
I’m flushed out as if I were a bomb
If I escape I’m subject to doom…
Merciless… throw me in maelstrom
To all the men who may be my groom
Read the epitaph in my tomb:
“Do I have another world?
Where all the birds, flowers, animals, men and my mom
Want me be to be a girl and not a worm! ”

© J. Srinivas, Mumbai, India

Submitted: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013
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This poem is dedicated to the Indian Girl Children who go through several turmoils and tortures right from the womb till the tomb

Comments about this poem (Do I have another world? by Srinivas Jegannathan )

  • Gold Star - 37,072 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/14/2013 4:01:00 AM)

    very poignant a clear-cut desire wanna becoming something not a worm this is the desire of nature also love charity the desire nature need another world? why to worry this is the world suffering is not less this is the world happiness, abundance thank you you have composed so nicely (Report) Reply

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