TO DRAUPADI

TO DRAUPADI

A Poem by Shivam Murari
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A remark on the current state of the society.

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            TO DRAUPADI           
[Disclaimer: The poem does not intend to hurt anybody’s religious sentiments. It is purely for the purpose of entertainment, art and awareness.]

[Note : - If you don’t know who is Draupadi, follow the link given below the poem to find out.]


 You are not a s**t.
You are not a w**re.
You are not what people think.
You don’t deserve the abhor.

You didn’t choose polyandry,
It was a nonsensical fate.
A man’s sly desire,
But you get all the hate.

We hail Karn’s sacrifices.
We all feel his pain.
He is held like a hero.
Your go in vain.

When the rules of a game
Became bigger than your honour.
The respected men, shame,
Pushed humanity to a corner.

Turned a deaf ear to your screams
As you were disrobed to their gaze.
The honourable men errant extremes
But dirt is shoved in your face.

A symbol of rape victim
S**t shamed by the society.
A fodder of the chauvinists,
A pacifier of their insecurity.

But you don’t need our sympathy,
You are fire in disguise.
The sexism,however, is thriving
So I incessantly despise.

You are not a s**t.
You are not a w**re.
You are not what people think.
You don’t deserve the abhor. 

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© 2015 Shivam Murari


Author's Note

Shivam Murari
I hope you understand the reason why two cuss words have been used in the poem. They are not for the purpose of spreading profanity but instead to slap the words back on the face of the sexists who call those names to Draupadi. I meant to use those words without asterisk for better effect, but I will abide by the rules for "Everyone" reading and let the poem's effect depreciate a bit.

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The will to stand up for a woman's honor is something our societies are coming to be aware everywhere. It brings a special purpose to a man's life to do so. It re-introduces the man to the ideals of love and sex. A poem in great support for such a cause.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Thank you Daryan. Indeed I support the He for She motion. I have been able to convert a few of my fr.. read more



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A very powerful poem that brings out the ethos and pathos. I love the last stanza - "But you don't need our sympathy ..."

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much Manipadma for coming around and expressing your views. :)
MANIPADMA

5 Years Ago

you are welcome :)
Wow...impressive and educational...bold and precise, enjoyed...

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much Poppy. ^_^
The will to stand up for a woman's honor is something our societies are coming to be aware everywhere. It brings a special purpose to a man's life to do so. It re-introduces the man to the ideals of love and sex. A poem in great support for such a cause.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Thank you Daryan. Indeed I support the He for She motion. I have been able to convert a few of my fr.. read more
I enjoyed this, and gave me here some insight into the Hindu religion. A poem that will send a lot of readers to look at the background, good write, my congratulations.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much Leslie :)
An excellent tribute and at the same time a statement against the abuse that many women still face today in our 'modern' times. A spirited write.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Thanks a lot for reading and expressing your views, John. :)
I love Mahabharata. It is not just the story of the battle of Kurkushetra and vengeance, it's also a tale of sacrifice, fate and sanctity of a women.

According to me the story of Draupdi , is like:- When Arjuna married to Draupadi, and went to meet his mother Kunti, wile she was sitting in front of a Small Temple with her back at the Pandavas, and Draupadi. Arjuna said:-

"See, ma, I have a gift for you" He had termed Draupadi as the gift for her. And, Kunti unaware of the fact, said:-

"Distribute the gift among yourselves, as you have ever did"

Pandavas, never disobeyed the orders of the Kunti. so they had to marry Draupadi.

Mahabharata is a dynamic, literature. World's longest poem.

But, I always wonder is:- It was the Yudishtra, who was the elder of the Pandavas, and also one of them to put at stake their wife in the game of dice. But, in the end Yudhsitra goes to heaven. Why? Had, he not outraged the sanctity of a women? I think this is one of the loophole in Mahabharata.

I liked your poem much. It reflects the irony of today and also justifies the role of Draupdi.

I also will take your some more time, as you mentioned the name of Karan in it.

According to me, Karan was also as much a victim of his own fate. Behind the pathetic life of Karan, was a big role of Pandavas, They called him "Sut putra(The son of the charioteer)" Pandavas, were hubristic of being Kshatriya.

Thanks for sharing the poem.

Devanshu




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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Devanshu Rajput

5 Years Ago

If she would have married Karan, Mahabharata would not have occurred, I think, or it would have?
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Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Well, perhaps not. She was the major reason for the war.
Devanshu Rajput

5 Years Ago

If she would have married Karan, Mahabharata would not have occurred, I think, or it would have?
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The victim should not be shamed by any society but the victimizer and the abuser. People can be harsh and judgmental without knowledge or true investigation. They are quick to blame someone else except those perpetrators and themselves. An excellent write...:)......

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

So well said Sami. It's such a shame, in fact, that sometimes even those who have the knowledge of w.. read more
Sami Khalil

5 Years Ago

Yep. You are welcome. ...:)......
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Pax
an Indepth look on what's societies mistake, I may not know the full story of here life, but in your poem I see the mistake human that repeats all around, its like the cycle of karma never comes in full circle. Like I always say: who are we to judges someones life based on what we see only.... there will always be a deeper reason, and we will never know the full extent of it unless we walk in their shoes.... a intense piece, my friend.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Thanks a lot. You can read her story for a deeper insight on my blog.
Devanshu Rajput

5 Years Ago

Glad to see you here Pax. Shivam bhaiya, Pax is a great philosopher. His quotes and poems really has.. read more
Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

I know Devanshu, I and Pax have been friends for a long time now. He was one of the first persons I .. read more
Draupadi, in her erstwhile life, had reiterated the want of a husband five times, while allowed to plead for any boon from Lord Shiva- the reason she was married to the five Pandavas. Draupadi's polygamy, in-fact every event in the Mahabharata has been stated as a ramification of a chain of events, out of human errors. Her father, whom she derived her name from, had wished all the ill-luck in her life, from the gods, just because he didn't want a daughter. No one, who has known Mahabharata, can ever allege her of infidelity, or licentiousness. If people still doubt her, and they state Mahabharata as the source to all their accusations, the answer is the Mahabharata itself. That's all I can say.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Very correct, Akhay. Her plead to Lord Shiva was incoherent and so he mistook her request to be a pl.. read more
Akshay Rawal

5 Years Ago

I get your point here. I detest sexual abuse too. Reading you is my pleasure.
Shivam Murari

5 Years Ago

Thank you :)

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Tags: Draupadi, Mahabharata, Hindu, Arjun, Yudhishthir, sexism, feminism, rape, rape victim

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