By Shrabanti Ray
Contributing Author for Spark Igniting Minds
Hi! I am Chhoti A six year old
Enjoying my after life
On the red carpet rolled.
Do you know my story
The one I had on Earth?
Then come, let me tell you
Of my amazing birth.
I was born after two boys
To my mother as planned
Like a drop of rain I fell
With the help of God’s hand.
No sooner did I arrive home
I felt I was not due
My mother in full gloom
My relatives cursing in public view.
Days went by and I grew some feet
Enjoying the love, support and care
Of my Mai and Bapu
That no one could share.
One afternoon I strayed a mile
Running and chasing some bumble bees
A few young boys came after me
They shouted STOP….FREEZE!
I obeyed them in stillness
Thinking it was just a game
But they pulled me to the bush
And pinned me down to shame.
I screamed..I pushed the herd of pain
But I was too weak for their might
One by one they licked me off
Like hungry wolves in sight.
I lay there in sand and rags
My body in shivers and cold
No help came by as close
Was there no one bold?
A lot of time passed away in nil
For I could not gather and sit
Until I heard some cries of guilt
Of my Mai-Bapu and my heart beat.
In the bed at the tiny hospital
Doctors shared the news to tell
The police uncle’s who stood by
SHE WAS GANG RAPED! Oh hell!
I know not what that means,
Is it some disease that got me in?
Or a game that I do not know at all?
I heard everyone calling it a sin.
A few moments that I lay by myself