What Is Worse?


I have always wondered
But have never figured
What is worse?
Aborting a female fetus
Or giving birth to a girl
And telling her
That she was never wanted?

I have always wondered
But have never figured
What is worse?
To put an end to her existence
Once and for all
Or carry on and give life to her
And then hammering on her mind
That her existence means nothing at all?

I have always wondered
But have never figured
What is worse?
To let her rest in peace
Before she is born
Or to slice her heart in pieces later
And leave her mind
Being haunted
By hurt and depression
Leaving permanent mark of parents confession
Ill-treating her
For the rest of her life
Poking her
With words sharper than knife?

I have always wondered...

Poem dedicated to all the girls facing abuse.