Your Right is Our Right

The seed that you hold within you
The seed that you protect within you

Grows up to be a tall tree
Giving the people around shade

Fruits and flowers. Time may fell
The tree. But time also plants

More saplings to make the
Human race move forward.

But what if you are ignored,
Harassed, bruised and battered?

But what if you are discriminated
Against? You are ostracized for
Being what you are?

Will you survive? Will the society survive?

Right for you is the right for the

• Author’s Note:  On the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8, the day that celebrates women’s rights, I have penned this poem..

Pranab Ghosh is an award-winning Indian journalist and writer, who has worked for major news outlets of the country, including HT Media Ltd., Eenadu Digital, TNIE, Business India group etc.. His books of poems have been published by English and Canadian publishers. Read other articles by Pranab.