My honor, my life

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She sat in a corner,

Hurt, Broken and in tears, clutching a newspaper

The salty tears burned on her cheeks where she had scars of horror

She opened the crumpled newspaper, there as a corner story it read

“A woman raped by her friend on pretext of offering a lift”

She had prepared herself for the worst, when she decided to complain

But it still hurt that even as a victim she was defending herself

It was a story, a matter of discussion for many

But for her it was a living nightmare.

Some commented, that she should know whom she befriends,

While others assumed she must have provoked

Some went beyond and defended the guy.

Right from her education, belief, attitude and character, everything was questioned

Solemnly they declared, she should have defended her honor better

She was bewildered, how she was responsible if the guy couldn’t control his urges

She had liked the ‘friend’ and believed him to be a good person

But she was unaware of this side of his personality that just objectified a woman

While she cursed herself for trusting someone other than herself

She also realized that Honor was a lame word, used to cower women like her

She will stand up and roar,

She will decide what’s honorable

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Post Author: nehagpatwardhan

Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. I studied mass communication and worked in various capacities spanning from journalism, copywriting to social media marketing. Blogging from the past 4 years. Founder and Owner of

19 thoughts on “My honor, my life

    Chaotic Soul

    (April 10, 2017 - 11:39 am)

    That’s so sad and true…
    The world is no one to decide my honor… It is only we, as an individual who should be able decide what’s honorable… Amazing post..!

    Ashmita Chatterjee


    (April 10, 2017 - 12:41 pm)

    Impressive post.
    Thanks for sharing.


      (April 10, 2017 - 12:47 pm)

      Thanks for liking


    (April 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm)

    We women really trust people so easily. In today’s world you cannot trust your own near ones. But as you correctly put it, we make mistakes but deciding what is honourable is truly in our hands.


      (April 10, 2017 - 4:39 pm)

      Thanks for reading


      (April 10, 2017 - 4:42 pm)

      Thanks for reading .

    Team MocktailMommies

    (April 10, 2017 - 4:36 pm)

    Isn’t it a shame that even in 21st century, women have to justify their honor, be at the mercy of others to get their stand validated…why… When is going to stop….
    You rightly said… It has to start with us….
    Team MocktailMommies


      (April 10, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

      Thanks for reading. True I have not been able to wrap by brain around this thought process where a victim needs to defend themselves

    Ashwini Bhat

    (April 10, 2017 - 6:35 pm)

    Absolutely agree Neha….I decide where my honor lies👍👍👍


      (April 10, 2017 - 8:11 pm)

      Thanks Ashwini for stopping by


    (April 10, 2017 - 10:28 pm)

    Sad but true! Beautifully written poem though. Its time our society changes.


      (April 11, 2017 - 8:17 am)

      Thanks Reema for reading and appreciating

    Geethica Mehra

    (April 10, 2017 - 10:54 pm)

    This is mostly the case when people pass judgements not knowing the reality. Very deeply expressed.

    dew cool

    (April 10, 2017 - 11:41 pm)

    Beautifully penned and Indeed we’ve to be strong enough to choose our honour
    Dr bushra
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      (April 11, 2017 - 8:16 am)

      Thanks and happy to know you enjoyed reading it

    Tina Basu

    (April 11, 2017 - 1:07 am)

    that’s horrendous even now girls have to prove at every step!!


    (April 11, 2017 - 7:10 am)

    A piece that reflects the grim reality of our misogynistic society. Kudos.



      (April 11, 2017 - 8:15 am)

      Thanks for stopping by Anjali

    Tina Basu

    (April 11, 2017 - 10:18 am)

    that’s the peril of society – at every turn only a woman has to prove herself!

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