Written By Sumati Varma (Grade 9)


Covered from head-to-toe,

A scarf that covered her face’s glow.

Self-conscious and scared, 

Because all of them stared.

Why, you wonder?

Did she do something wrong or make some kind of blunder? 

The reason in simple words being the society’s partiality,

Towards the men’s superiority and a women’s sexuality. 

A reason so obtuse,

One of the man’s most mindless excuse,

An excuse that is dominant enough for abuse.

But is this excuse really enough?

Enough to objectify a women and make her life life miserable and tough.

Well that is for you to decide,

Decide wether this excuse is satisfactory enough to to not fight for the thousands of innocent women that died. 

The hundreds of thousands of women that cried,

And the rest of them which hide.


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Hi, I’m Sumati Varma and I’m a 14 year old ambivert. I have a soft spot when it comes to art, especially poetry and highly respect authors. My poetry usually comes from the darker, deeper aspect of life. My thought process and writings come from people who are suffering or are in pain but can’t find the words to express themselves. So I thought maybe I can do it for them.

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