Brave- Megha Sood

brave Megha sood

This post is an ode to the strong, fierce women who are survivors of acid
attacks. They go through immense physical and emotional pain but still
manage to rise from the ashes like a phoenix. I salute to all such woman, who
after going through a life-altering incident has never backed down, never given
up and showed the world the real strength of a fighting soul.

” He has changed my face, not my heart. He has burned my face ,
not my dreams”
–Laxmi Agarwal, acid attack survivor

She is fierce, brave
Braving the world
Facing the wrath
atoning sins of her ancestors
living a misogynistic truth
Pushing through the hurdles of the society
blending in the traditions
Standing tall in the face of the lies
She is ignoring all the scars
on her face, on her soul
every pore on her body emanates her glow
She is strong enough for every slap now
She can smile through her pain now
You can drag her through the mud and slick
You can scrape her knees and make her bleed
You can make her scream till she chokes
But you can’t make her hide
the face which glows.
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I’m an avid reader, loves to sing, an ardent lover of poetry and sometimes can scribble few lines too. Loves to dance in the rain, have an undying love for nature, can watch the beautiful sunset for hours. I have worked in the IT field for almost a decade as a manager, worked crazy hours and traveled around the world. In that busy schedule, I never got the time to creatively express my thoughts. Now every time I finish a poem, free verse anything it fills me with so much happiness and excitement and a feeling to have created something of my own.  I blog at Megha’s World – A potpourri of emotions.

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