And one day she discovered…: A poem by Antara Pal

In the bosom of her mother,
She discovered Joy and Bliss.
Holding the hands of her friends,
She discovered Reliance.
Shame was the feeling she discovered,
When she first saw her skirt stained.
Muffled up were her cries, when 
She discovered herself amidst those groping hands.
She did discover Love but
Betrayal walked hand in hand.
Thus life went on
Unfolding myriad experiences to her …
And one day she discovered LIFE itself
Growing within her,
Giving meaning to her existence!
Which she vowed to nurture with strong intents
Enabling it to shatter all taboos and constraints.
And thus one day she discovered The Power of Womanhood!!