Congratulations! It’s a girl-
Smile creeped to the lips of my mom.
Excited and nervous with a new family member,
They took me home whispering about my better future.
People came to meet me-
I was excited with all new faces,
But then it hit me, their face full of disappointments.
They thought I was a boy,
A boy who will grow up to be strong.
A boy who can face the world.
A boy who is way better than a girl.
Relatives came, not to congratulate-
But to tell that I am going to be a burden.
They said a girl can never take care of her parents,
She came to the world just to be someone else’s.
Nobody looked beyond my gender-
My sexuality was their topic to ponder.
Commented on my life as if it was their own-
Told me my life would get harder just because I belong to different gender,
My future was their debate, where everyone-
Were on one side leaving me alone on another,
And my marriage was fixed with one of their new family member.