Is my womb not my own?
From the time I am born
to the time I die,
I am being pushed around.
I cannot choose what I want to do.
I am merely treated as an object all the time.
Even when I become pregnant
with a girl child,
I am forced to abort it.
But, I am not asked to abort the boy foetus.
Why should my womb
listen to the dictates of the patriarchal society?
It is my womb, my life,
and the life I bring into this world
will only be mine.
It will be a human life
not a boy or a girl.(23.02.2006)