A wonderful post for Women’s Day:
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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