She dreamt of many a dreams –
But, this one
It always ended – abrupt
At the temple steps;
Surrounded by strangers,
Commented on, stripped with eyes
(Sleeveless blouse, what a shame
Said the priest, half naked)

He dreamt of many a dreams –
But, this one
It always ended – abrupt
At the medical shop;
Surrounded by strangers,
Ridiculed, morality – questioned
(Sanitary pads, for his sister
Condoms,  for himself)

Young adults can’t seem to live,
Do things –
Without the shame and the ridicule
Spoilt, and cheap – labeled
So much for the times
Ah, such bliss
(I am what I am, deal with it
With love)

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