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Imprinted in minds of the society as
the person who is incomplete and imperfect
But, I am the part of nature's creation,
a human being who deserves equality and respect
To my parents,
I am burden and bad name
To my siblings,
I am the matter of shame
Abandoned and driven away from homes
as they thought I was threat to their reputation
Is it my fault that I'm born this way?
society snatched away my basic rights, I've no identity, no recognition
The layers of makeup on my face
conceals many unknown feelings
Can stares filled with hatred and taunts
ever capture those hidden meanings?
My body has become an object
of fun and entertainment
My life has become a subject
to have fun and gossip about
People give me names like '.5', '2 in 1'...
call me with strange whistles and boos
Everyday, I go through humiliation and tease
Whom should I complain? Who will listen to me and address all these?
During normal days,
people stare at me as if they've seen a strange insect
But, during special occasions, when they need my blessings
Strange!! how they suddenly turn so sweet and treat me with respect!
Is it a sin
to identify myself as female having a male body?
Can the way I want to live my life
be decided and directed by anybody?
Society has left me with three options
Bless, beg or turn to a prostitute...
Don't I deserve to lead life just like any other person
exploring different paths, possibilities and routes?
I am not just my body or my attire
there is something more precious, if one could notice
a complete heart within a body which is tagged 'imperfect'
that carries various emotions and a million dreams
I am no different human being
treat me not like an alien, I am not so strange
Strange is this mean society that got blinded in 'ignorance'
and couldn't accept me as equal and same