Chaff of Chivalry

 

Sreemay Rath is a writer based out of Mumbai, currently a student of Humanities in the Navy Children School, Mumbai. He has written and published a short length novel and two books of poems compiled by him.  His poems have been recently selected for publication by Blue Rose Publishers. He received a regional award from Kartikey Sarabhai (Son of Vikram Sarabhai) for his presentation on the sustainable development of the ecosystem.

Chaff of Chivalry

Women are encouraged
To remain small
Expected to be
Delicate creatures
With closed legs and disappearing waists
With voices only heard
When spoken to
And opinions only shared
When asked
With urges felt
But not explored
And sensuality seen but not encouraged
To be anything less is lacking
To be anything more
Is overbearing
Is dominating
Is too powerful
Too beautiful
For society and men
To control.

Opinions are of the poet.

 

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