Monday, October 27, 2014

Once ...



There was once a little girl, who was always happy. She lived her life the way she wanted. Every morning her day started with loads of love, smiles and happiness. She went to school, took lessons, studied hard, played with her friends and was the apple of her parents’ and eyes.

One fine afternoon while she was coming home from school singing and laughing, a wolf jumped in front of her. She, who was a friend of every human and beast in her village didn’t feel any fear. But this wolf, jumped upon her, torn her clothes, ripped her soul apart and left her there… all alone. She didn’t understand what happened or why this happened to her. But she knew something bad and cruel was what she went through. She didn’t know why the wolf didn’t kill her but left her behind giving all the pains.  She passed out and lye there until someone came and recognized and informed her parents.

No one saw her laughing after that. No one allowed their children to visit her or take her to school again. Every parent blamed her for been a wild child who was insanely happy and carefree.  According to them it was her fault. She shouldn’t have laughed so loudly, talked kindly to everyone, or just been helpful to all. It was her fault that she was good. Her fault, that she was pretty and unaware of that. Her fault, that she didn’t hide behind her duppata and made herself invisible. No one, for once blamed the wolf for snatching away her happiness from her. No one for once said, it was ok, let it go. Wherever she went, everyone looked down at her. In a few hours she became the untouched from the lovable child.


She didn’t know what to do, whom to approach or who will listen to her woes. She couldn’t bare the looks of the world, who were undressing her just by their stares. She felt more humiliated. One fine morning, she wore the best clothes, hugged her family put the brightest smile on her face, went inside the farthest and darkest room in her house, and closed the door... never to open again.



14 comments :

  1. Oh society's perception!!! So well expressed:)

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  2. Susan, you have written so powerfully the sham of today's society. There are so many wolves, pretending to be noble that it is difficult to distinguish them.

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  3. How tragic! Pretty much sums up the world we live in!

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  4. We live in the world of hypocrites. Let's just hope her soul is at a much better place now :(

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  5. Oh, such a sad story Sheethal and yet this can be true in different ways when wolves of one kind or another are prey to humans... <3

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  6. Its a horrible reality that's happening everywhere :(

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/10/pyramid-valley/

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  7. Society is such a spoil sport...It's such a scary but true reflection :(

    Random Thoughts Naba..Lovely-Uncertainties...

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