true courage

poverty, youth and innocence
toxic combination
in this lawless world
eager to prey on weak, feeble.
evil claws ripped off them
promising heaven
dragged them to hell.
they escaped to light
that did not ended their fight.
they returned to a society
thronged with the same vultures.
And people who preferred
they hide their misfortune
and pretend it did not happened.
they showed their strength
braving the crushing waves
decided to save the lives
about to be devoured.
they stood up together
to blow the cover from evil faces
to expose evil to light
they decided to fight.

We talk about courage, recently I read about the courage of some small girls, all under eighteen, girls of poor villages trafficked and rescued.

In India when things like this happen society thinks the girl is a pariah and treat her like that mostly. These girls knowing that dedicated their lives to save other girls.

Whenever they came to know about these pimps roaming in their area, or in some home they went to that family and warned them about their intentions.

In my eyes this means lot of courage- quite a lot of it.


About Sharmishtha Basu

A bookworm transformed into an addicted writer. I love to write and illustrate them myself. By love I mean love, no half-hearted relationship, a full-fledged, passionate love, I can’t pass two days in a stretch without writing/painting (cyber), just feel empty like lovers do when their lovers are away on a tour! Even though I am thoroughly enjoying self-publishing with amazon, but if you like my work and want to publish my works in your magazine, books or better if you want to publish a book of my works please make me very happy by contacting me. Or if you want to sell my works on commission basis only!! contact me, I will be quite relieved. Honestly writing and selling your own work is a very BORING combination. So you are more than welcome! Mail me, or go to- my blog (I have 16 blogs in wordpress, all active, some on daily basis, every one on weekly basis screaming and vowing my LOVE for writing and painting- this one is first-born, so special) (You will get the link to my remaining blogs there) or you can check out my ezines- monthly- And if you want fb you can go to my page, linkedin- my email id and I am in goodreads and completelynovel too I guess I said enough about myself, right? You will forget if I stuff too much here, so if you are curious to know this humble creature just join me in my blogs :) View all posts by Sharmishtha Basu

2 responses to “true courage

  • Marion Driessen

    Those girl show great courage. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  • trisha

    I belong to a pretty conservative hindu family, and i have exposure to almost every sphere of Indian life- the village, the town, the metro.

    Believe me when i read about these girls i longed to meet them and salute them.

    I really dont know if you will be able to gauge their extraordinary courage for the sake of humanity.

    God bless them!

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