And the woman labours on!

A wonderful post for Women’s Day:

Savvy Raj

A balloon seller now she is

Her name does not matter

Married for she was considered a burden

By her very own parents.

A poor girl from the city of Rajasthan India

Surviving , living by and around

Cafes in the city of Pune

Just 19 solar cycles old

Her malnourished body has no signs of youth

She works all day selling balloons in hope

For one sqare meal to come her way

Often she says she eats only once in the day

If she is lucky she gets a bite sized meal .

She wanders around till late evening

and sells her wares outside the hip street cafes

Often times to children and some to grown ups too

My daughter is all of 19 too

Was visiting the cafe with friends

She chanced upon her last evening.

Begging her to buy some balloons

She took a bit of time…

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