Sati

The reference is the now extinct ‘Sati’ system, where a widow was burned on the funeral pyre along with her dead husband. The dead women were glorified and had temples built as their memorials.

 

the bell that chimes

echoes my screams

from the funeral pyre

where I was burnt alive

 

inheritance issues

a single woman’s threatening beauty

overpowered the hunger

of living a full life

 

enshrining helplessness

blocks development

and stunts minds

for centuries to come

 

the bell that chimes

echoes my screams

to live again

bury regressive mindsets

 

Thursday Photo Prompt – Writephoto- Sue Vincent


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