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I’m Sorry [#Poetry]

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Women are body shamed, slut shamed, for everything that has to do with the male gaze. Victim blamed for it too! Here’s powerful poetry that speaks of this.

I’m sorry, I couldn’t cover you up completely. But I didn’t think that was my job, cried the bikini.

I’m sorry, I exposed your legs to prying eyes, cried the shorts.

My mistake too, I let them get a view of your midriff, said the crop top.

I’m sorry, said the skirt, I think the slit was way too long.

I’m sorry, said the jeans, I shouldn’t have been so tight.

I’m sorry said the top, I let your bra peep out.

I’m sorry said the dupatta, I shouldn’t have slipped. But believe me it was the wind.

I’m sorry said the saree, I flaunted your curves.

I’m sorry said the burkha. The guy could see your eyes.

I’m sorry said the universe. I let you believe you were equal.

I’m sorry said the mother, I should have killed you while you were in my womb.

I’m sorry said GOD. I’m ashamed I created MEN.

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  1. Nandita Sharma

    That was simple, starightforward and well conveyed

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