The post on infertility is something that I have been postponing for long now. But the series would be incomplete without touching on this taboo. This is an attempt to tell the world how this taboo is destroying lives.
Here it goes:
Nature did not seem to let her be a mother,
And he wanted to be a father.
They tried everything,
ready to do anything.
Social gatherings awkward,
Life wasn’t moving forward.
Heartbreaks, taunts and failed attempt.
The world defined her family to be imperfect.
She feared of being abandoned,
Infertile she was now branded.
Their relationship in an all time low,
She wished for a miracle now.
In a desperate last attempt of bringing a life,
They realized all healthy was the wife.
To the rules of society, this was a strife.
Life had given them another chance,
They were just victims of circumstances.
A Beautiful baby girl was to enter their life.
But why does the society always blame the wife?
Infertility is never a choice,
I am just a mere voice.
It is day 7 of UBC & also linking this poem to #InfertilityNotATaboo by WriteTribe
P.S. Please feel free to write on the issue and break free. Also,this blog is to #SpreadAwareness about Infertility through Infertility Dost, India’s first website that facilitates couples to brave infertility with support and knowledge.
Yes it’s true how women are blamed for being infertile, for not having a son …..
You bring out the emotions so wonderfully. It’s sad that they blame women and look at infertility as a taboo. Can we ever change this, I wonder
The infertility problem exists and will continue to exist, the change thats required is in how the society treats it. Also, people need to look at options like adoption.
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Beautifully written & expressed ,.loved it
Infertility is never a choice..very nice Ramya 🙂
You have written the poem very well, expressing the pain a women goes through and then the couple. Sadly, infertility is still being viewed as a taboo. I hope people’s views changes with time and this poem will help to direct a change in their views.
Beautifully written, Ramya. So many lives would improve if only people learnt to live with and accept infertility and not blame women for it! I really hope that people can change their views eventually!!
sensitive topic, goosebumps when i read this
Infertility is such an sensitive topic, You have rightly caught the nerve of it through the poem Ramya..
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Such a lovely poem to bring out such an important issue! Only you can do this Ramya! Well done.
I wonder how you can express such profound thoughts in such a simple manner!Fantastic Ramya!
very well expressed thoughts on infertility
Very touching poem on infertility. Loved it Ramya!
Well written Ramya. Adoption is something which has to be given preference.
So true. It’s always the womb who is blamed for being infertile when that may not be the case. And then it’s all hushed up!
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truth written so wonderfully
Beautifully written and expressed, Ramya. I cannot relate to infertility, but I’ve seen friends struggle and grieve for children never to be born. It is very hard to deal with and can ruin marriages. Both people need so much personal strength to go through this.
I can relate to your poem.
Will our perspective ever change about this issue and how we torment a woman over it?
Beautifully penned down Ramya – your writings are getting better with each one.
Very well expressed
Thank you for this, Ramya.
Just to let you know that I was here to read and appreciate your contribution.