Treasure Island

Soumita Sarkar Ray

(Kolkata)

They are sick of fairness


Girls of all age covert to have a fair skin
So all creams, face wash and sunscreen
Claim high to offer a better result
If used regularly by young or adult

They need a girl to sell all consumer goods
A bike, a brief, a condom a variety of foods
Mind it; the model has to be smart and fair
Fairer the girl larger the consuming share

Mothers want their daughters to be perfectly beautiful
Husbands desire to owe a wife fair and beautiful
(Even if she is unfaithful)
Boys search for a girl ‘fair and lovely’
(She is not selected sensibly)
The popular brand thus got established
And these are the reason behind this story.

An illogical convention feeds the public foolishness
That in any form ‘fairness’ is synonym to ‘goodness’

Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Indian society is sick to have a brigade of girls who are anything but fair.

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  • Piyush Dey (8/5/2014 5:43:00 AM)

    it was perfect truth written. one of our very common stereotypical behavior, which can be noticed everywhere. we people are so mean, that's sad.
    nice write. i like it. (Report) Reply

  • Litan Dey (6/18/2013 1:13:00 AM)

    this is picture of cruel reality....fair concept about fair and lovely (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/16/2013 2:20:00 AM)

    where is goodness now, my dear poet, It is only fair and lovely, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (6/16/2013 2:05:00 AM)

    An illogical convention feeds the public foolishness
    That in any form ‘fairness’ is synonym to ‘goodness’...wao loved ur poem...have deep message inside...u beautifully pull off the veil of bitter reality..well done (Report) Reply

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