A Simple Desi Girl

She was a simple Desi girl
Who was poked at for being
Innocent,
Shy,
And resilient.
They called her “the retarded Desi of the eighteenth century".
Was her innocence what bothered
the soul of the arrogant and ignorant?


She had stars in her eyes,
the Galaxy in her mind, and
The world no one can ever find.
Her words were wise and kind,
Never an arrow of pain shot at another
Because she was taught well by her mother.


She learned to stand tall and strong like a dandelion.
She built castles out of sand
And watched them wash away
When the waves hit rocky land.
The shore wore down
The sand flew away
But everyday,
She would make her castles anew
In her own way,
Built of her innocence,
Shyness, and
Resilience.

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