Independent

You cannot live alone

You must stay with a man

The society will look badly at you

If you don’t have a man

You need a companion

To help you during bad times

To avoid being lonely

You must find a man

Quarrelling and fighting

Is part and parcel of life

Today you fight

Tomorrow you will be fine

But is this true

Will I get help during bad times

Will I not feel lonely

If I have a man

I want to break free

From the cages I’m in

I want to fly high

Spread my wings

I want to do what I want to do

I want no objection

I want peaceful life

I want to stand on my own feet

I want to save myself

I want to be my own companion

I want to crown myself

I want to love myself

I want to make myself a priority

I want to be a queen of my life

I don’t want to be a slave

I want to be independent

Written by : Puspha Jeyapergasam

16.07.2019