Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Transgenders are recognized third gender in India Now! Salutations to our Supreme Court for this landmark judgement

I AM A TRANSGENDER



I was born this way
it's not my fault or I asked
but its the way God created me
its not my parents fault
I closed my eyes in shame
I could not smile like I want
We had a different stupid fame
no one about us ever thought
I wanted to go to school
But my parents did not know what to fill
in the forms that said Male or Female
I was abandoned from the social
There was no one to share
No one to talk or care
We were thought as a curse
and pushed out of our homes
We lived in the streets
along with other unfortunate friends
We giggled together
Dressed up like women
and spoke like men
We dragged the passengers in the trains
for the few coins they throw ed at us
I was pushed in to prostitution
for that's the only entitled institution
to feed our hunger and live in homes
We had no health care 
We had no voting right
We had no ration cards
We lived like that we almost never existed
The Vedic culture of India
recognized us ages ago
The heritage of India in epics
showed us a godly form with respect
But the very people who believed
in the unseen gods and adages
throwed us mercilessly on streets
We were not entitled to jobs
not to the basic educational rights
Talking to us was a taboo
We were the cursed lot
As transgenders we had our own ways
dealing with health issues
and unpredictable hormonal changes
social or moral issues
denied the basic human rights
We fought for our own rights
Long was the fierce battle
for survival with respect and dignity
Alas! At Last! The great judges
of Our Highest Court in the country
recognized us as a third gender
We don't need to struggle to fill 
if we are males or females
We can proudly fill the third gender
We don't need to hesitate to use toilets
We will have our own washrooms
I can educate myself
for a better tomorrow
I can deal with my own life
not at the mercy of the others
Yes, we are not the beggars or prostitutes
We are Human Beings!
Just born in a different Way!

2 comments:

Deepak Raghuraman said...

Good one! "We are Human Beings!
Just born in a different Way" - Very true...

Deepak Raghuraman said...

Good one! "We are Human Beings!
Just born in a different Way" - Very true...