Scared to speak

By Reena Dongre

I felt scared to speak in the class,

When I found you speaking English fluently.

Was it the difference in our caste or class?

My heart asked to my mind prudently.

I had no vocabulary in the dictionary of mind,

It was wandering in the world of pictionary in my mind.

I drank full glass of the water,

When we got the task together.

I hope the gap of education will be filled very soon,

When all of us will get equal opportunity,

We will come out of the dark and will spark like a moon,

Then we could stand together in the unity.

Reena Dongre has completed her Masters in social work fron Tata Institute of Social Sciences and currently works as program associate with Jan Sahas in Dewas Madhya Pradesh.

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