Shhh… Don’t utter a word

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Oh, dear little girl, it is dead unfair,
You were touched against your will,
Stripped off your self-esteem,
You are feeling dirty, vulnerable, weak,
And all you want to do is scream,
It’s justice that you need.
But shh… Don’t utter a word,
It’s you who will be questioned.
 
Oh, dear innocent one, it is dead unfair
You were raped by your dearest,
Someone you wouldn’t even suspect.
Your self-confidence, your trust, everything,
Lies shattered broken beaten and battered.
You want to hide, you want to cry,
You need the justice to be served.
But shh… don’t utter a word,
And get married to the man who raped you.

 
Oh, dear hopeless romantic, it is dead unfair,
Your husband is with another woman,
Showering all his love on her,
And all he gives you is abuse,
He values you lesser than a penny,
Yet you gotta be his dutiful wife and a nanny.
But shh… don’t utter a word,
Or homeless is what you will be.
 
Oh, dear little dreamer, it is dead unfair,
The love of your life, your career choice,
All of it, you have to sacrifice,
For a man you don’t even know,
The one that your society chose for you.
That’s your life from now on,
You loathe the choice, you don’t want that life.
But shh… don’t utter a word,
You’ll bring shame to the family.

 
Oh, dear ambitious woman, it is not fair,
After all sleepless night and strenuous days,
It’s your male counterpart that get the praise,
Along with a promotion and a raise.
And when you decided to ask why,
Your boss asked you to have sex.
Later, you were fired cause you denied,
Reason stated, you were slacking off.
But shh.. don’t utter a word
No one will ever believe you.
 
Dear women all over the world,
And all the responsible and wonderful men too,
You know what’s happening around you.
Don’t turn a blind eye, don’t engage in gossips,
Stand up for what’s right, give them voice.
Be that one person people can confide on,
Be the support people around you need.
Cause shh… don’t utter a word,
Is all they have heard.

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128 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh dear
    Is this a true story?
    It kinda broke my heart

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    1. WildHeart says:

      This is a true story for many women all over the world. It’s a sad reality of the world. So be a good person and spread love whenever you can.

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      1. Absolutely
        It is quite saddening to know that there are such problems like this in the world
        I shall always be a good person
        Especially to the ones I love

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      2. WildHeart says:

        ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💖💖💖💖💖❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      3. Loads of love to you too dear

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  2. 😣❣️😣❣️😣❣️
    indeed… Shhh.. I am

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      🤗🤗💕💕💕

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  3. Vivek says:

    This is beautiful and a really strong message… 🖤
    Being the moral compass you want the society to follow…..

    Liked by 3 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Vivek… World is not such a happy place. 💕

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      1. Vivek says:

        It sure isn’t

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  4. साधक says:

    I’m speechless. Much thoughtful. 👌

    Liked by 3 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thanks you so much Sadhak! 💕

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  5. grumpygorman says:

    I love how directly this is written. Often, in poetry (mind included) you find emotions veiled and timidly adorned to cushion the sting of vulnerability, but you went all in.. balls out. Great piece, and much respect. 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear. I’m so glad you liked it. It’s a sad reality many people has to go through every day. It’s harsh. 💔

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  6. mitty says:

    It is too strong like showing off the reality which was hidden all the times. Everyone knows but they turned blind eye. Your words nailed it❤️

    Well penned😍 Hope all such things would change soon.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much mitty! 💖💖💖❤️🤗🤗💕💕

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Maple Leaves says:

    You are awesome 🍁❤️🍁

    Liked by 3 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear! ❤️❤️❤️

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  8. Documentary effect again??

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Maybe… Idk… 🤪

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear ❤️

      Like

      1. Haroon Mirza says:

        You’re a very gifted poet the way you express the real life problems through your poetry is beautiful beyond words

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      2. WildHeart says:

        Your words make me feel so special 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 Thank you so much 💕💕💕❣️❣️❤️❤️ Have a beautiful day! 💖💖💖💖

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      3. Haroon Mirza says:

        Thank you so much

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  9. Hard-hitting and well-written! I could never be quiet if I saw anything like this happening. I try every day to be a responsible and wonderful man 😄.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Robin! World needs more men like you. ❤️❤️❤️💖💖❤️❤️❤️

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      1. I feel like I’ve just dug for a compliment now 🙄. But I can’t argue with that, however! 💙

        Liked by 1 person

      2. WildHeart says:

        🤪🤗🤗😘😘😘😘💕💕💕❣️❣️

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  10. ankushmaster says:

    awesome… very nicely expressed

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Ankush! 💕💕💕

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  11. Brad Osborne says:

    This in one of your best compositions, Shreya! It is powerful in its vulnerability, honesty, and the unblinking look at what still exists in many cultures today. Your willingness to lay bare the atrocities of society and reflect them back in the glaring light of real truth is commendable and necessary. The verse holds a storied flow that leads the reader deeper into the emotions within. I can’t imagine someone reading this and not feeling the pain in their own hearts. An exceptional poem rife with your talents and gifts for the written word! I could not be more proud of you if you were my own daughter! Know that you are loved and so worthy of that love! ❤😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗🌹

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Brad. Somedays I wish my dad read my blog, most days I’m happy he doesn’t. I’m still his little girl, he doesn’t need to know that I know how cruel the world is. 🤪🙈🙈😬

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      1. Brad Osborne says:

        I understand your trepidation at revealing such personal tragedy to your father. I hope one day you will feel differently and share your experience and pain. He will not think less of you or hold you responsible for what happened, or at least, I would hope not. But I know there is a vastly different perception within your culture and his generational view of the world. Just remain true to yourself and everything else will take care of itself. I am glad you feel empowered enough to share it here, and I know I love you just the same!

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      2. WildHeart says:

        No no… Nothing has happened to me, and I’m very thankful to that. My dad is just not a reader. 🙈😬😬 🤗❤️

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      3. Brad Osborne says:

        I apologize for thinking that the poignancy of what you had written could only come from personal trauma. That says a lot about what you wrote and how genuine it reads. It is a shame he may never read your works. You writing is growing, improving, and providing such beauty to our world. I hate to think that he will never know how gifted his daughter is.

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      4. WildHeart says:

        Maybe he’ll read. He used to read when I was working for a magazine. 😬🙈🙈🤗❤️💖💖 Thank you so much for being such an amazing support! 🤗

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      5. Brad Osborne says:

        ❤😘🌹😘❤

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      6. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗💖💖❤️❤️❣️❣️🥰

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  12. A very sad truth. Here’s to speaking up and empowering more of our gender. Nicely penned, Shreya! ♥️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Shweta! 🙈🤗❤️❤️❤️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗😘❤️💕

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  13. There are so many dimentions to your writing. Sometimes you provide for your readers an imaginary fantasy world, full of youthful remembrances. Other times, like here, you explore painful issues through the eyes of a narrator that you have created with such intimacy and familiarity, it seems like you are writing autobiographically. It is a mystery how writers have this gift of entering diverse worlds and presenting them as lived experiences, even though they are creating compassionate fiction. You have this gift.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Xavier. This really means a lot to me. I’m so happy you liked it. 🙈🙈🙈🥰🥰🥰🥰 Your words make a feel so adored!! Thank you so so much dear! 💖💖💖❤️❤️❣️❣️❣️❤️❤️❤️

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  14. Era says:

    I don’t find words what to say ……You have written it so beautifully 🤗🤗

    Liked by 2 people

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thanks a million Era!! 🙈🙈🥰🥰💖❤️❣️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Era says:

        Most welcome 💙

        Liked by 1 person

      2. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗💕💕💖

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Sonia Madaan says:

    Well penned. A bitter truth of our society. 👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thanks a million Sonia! 💖💖💖💖💕❣️

      Like

  16. Avni says:

    Preach! 👏🏼
    I love the vulnerability that this poem portrays but also the strength, in a way!
    💕

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear. It’s is sad that so many people have to go through so many things! 😭

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Avni says:

        I know! 🥺 But I love how you’re using poetry to inform and spread such an amazing message! Inspiring, really. ❤️💕❤️

        Liked by 1 person

      2. WildHeart says:

        Thank you so much Avni! 🙈🙈🥰🥰🤗😘😘💕💖❤️

        Liked by 2 people

      3. Avni says:

        Of course! You deserve it! ❤️

        Liked by 2 people

      4. WildHeart says:

        🙈🙈🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Tanya Sheik says:

    A great voice!
    The saddest truth!
    Somewhere hidden behind
    The walls of palace or behind the walls of small houses or in the huts!!
    A great flow of words!👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Tanya! ❤️💖💕

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Tanya Sheik says:

        You’re most welcome. 💖

        Liked by 1 person

      2. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗😇😇

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  18. Aa'eedah says:

    Ripe emotions and the bitter truth of our fucking hypocritical society!
    You did a great job, Shreya! Loved the blatant beautiful writing. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      It’s mother’s day today. And there are so many mothers getting abused in so many houses as small children stare haplessly, crying. 💔💔💔

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  19. Navin says:

    This is one of the most powerful, most beautiful, very deep poems you’ve ever written…in my opinion…What an amazing message through your poems…hats off…hands joined…in pray….praise…respect…love…🙏❤️✨

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Navin! 🙈🙈🙈🙈🤗🤗🤗😘😘💕💕❤️❤️💖 Your appreciation means so much to me. I’m so glad you liked it. 🤗🤗🤗😘😘💖💖💖💖🤩😍😍😍🥰🥰🥰

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      1. Navin says:

        I loved it ❤️🔥

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      2. WildHeart says:

        🙈🙈🙈🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

        Liked by 1 person

  20. tanaka_tkzy says:

    This poem tells a rampant african story. Very sad in deed. When trust is misused hearts are broken, it is painful. It not a good thing I say 😣😤😥😢😢 This is a touching poem. Your poetry is spiritual! Keep up the work.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear! World is really a cruel cruel place! 💔💔💔🤗💖💕

      Like

      1. tanaka_tkzy says:

        It is heartbreaking!😤

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      2. WildHeart says:

        It really is!! 😣😭😭😭

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  21. Kaylen says:

    This is so true and we are the ones that must change it! Such a beautifully sad and inspiring poem. This spread awareness the best way it could…through your poetry and prose

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thanks a bunch Kaylen! Cheers to people who stand up! 🤗🤗💖💕💕

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  22. यार इतना सुन्दर कैसे लिख लेती हो

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Aap itna sudar comment krte ho! 🙈🙈🥰🥰🥰

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      1. You are so nice 😃

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      2. WildHeart says:

        So are you! 🤗🤗

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  23. Sajid Ali says:

    Bitter reality!!! We need to curb these inhumane activities.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      True!! 💔💔💔

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  24. Silver Stone says:

    The reality shown in this poem hits us like a ton of bricks. No matter how hard we try to rid the world of injustice, it still manages to escape and stays in the shadows. Great job on this poem, by the way!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear!! 🤗🤗😘😘💕💕❤️❤️❣️❣️🥰

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Silver Stone says:

        You’re most welcome! 😊🤗

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  25. Wow, what a powerful poem!
    Education and spreading the word are the key to hopefully solving or alleviating these problems.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thanks a million dear. So glad you liked it. Keep reading! ❤️❤️❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  26. gifted50 says:

    Heartbreaking in its truth. Wonderfully insightful. You are gifted my dear.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Bitterly truthful. It breaks my heart. Amazingly honest poem. Beautiful!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear! ❤️❤️❤️❣️❣️❣️❤️❤️❤️

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  28. Giving a voice to the voiceless and seeing them in their every day hell. Thank you for writing this 💜

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    1. WildHeart says:

      It’s been told so many times… More often in real life than in films and poems… And yet, people turn a blind eye to it. Loads of love to you. Thank you so much!! ❣️💕💕💕

      Like

    1. WildHeart says:

      🙈🙈🙈❤️❤️💕💕💕💕

      Liked by 1 person

      1. ❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕💕

        Liked by 1 person

      2. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗🤗😇😇😇

        Liked by 1 person

      3. 😊😊😊❤️❤️❤️

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      4. How was your day 😍❤️

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      5. WildHeart says:

        Going pretty well. Yours?

        Like

      6. Mine to it was working day but tomorrow free

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      7. WildHeart says:

        Nicee. Have a beautiful day!

        Liked by 1 person

      8. Thank you so much you to ❤️

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      9. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗😇😇💕

        Liked by 1 person

      10. WildHeart says:

        🙈🙈🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️

        Liked by 1 person

  29. komal Ater says:

    Omg…. What a poem…. It gets me speechless😑

    Liked by 1 person

    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Komal. 🙈🙈🙈🤗🤗🤗😘😘💞❣️❤️ So glad you liked it. 🥰🥰🥰🥰

      Like

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