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I'm No Different than You
By Dr Pamela Jane Pinto

July 27, 2012

 

I'm No Different than You

I have a heart that beats like yours
Ten fingers and ten toes
I have a mind that thinks like yours
And feels joy and sorrow too

I'm no different than you ...

I breathe the same air
Walk the same path
Eat, sleep and
Talk just like you do

I'm no different than you ...

I care and worry
Nurture and love
I achieve things and at times ...
suffer hardships like you

I'm no different than you ...

Why then do you think I don't deserve a chance?
Why am I considered worthless?
Why do you believe I don't deserve to live ...
and give me death when I'm hapless?

I'm definitely no different than you!

I too yearn for a life someday
Belong to a family, make friends and play
Grow up, fall in love and have a child or two
Have a wonderful life just like you would too

Then ...

How am I different from you?!

You say I'm a burden
You don't want me no more
You want boys you pray
for to raise girls is a chore

But I'll tell you something you probably never knew
I cry when I hear you discuss my fate
I want to tell you that I'd always love you
To just give me a chance before it's too late

And then just like that
you decide to end my life
When I am unable to speak
And being murdered with a knife

You think I don't feel a thing
for you can't see me suffer
I scream and struggle, I'm helpless ...
As inside you I'm going through torture

I wanted to show you how much I'd care for you
Love and look after you when you're old too
I wanted you to see that I'd not be a burden
Do just as much as your son would do

But alas, you've already made up your mind
I'm trapped and there's nothing I can do
as the monster crushes me ripping me to pieces
The pain you've caused me ... you have no clue!

You were lucky you were nurtured
when in your mother's womb
You're blessed you were given life
While I now lay in a tomb

I am now in a dumpster 
with other girls like me
Whose parents believed the same as you
And did to them what you did to me

Now though my heart no longer beats
I can't hear, breathe or feel a thing too
I do forgive you however, for what you did
For maybe I AM far different than you...

 

 

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Shaikh Reshma, RahuriTuesday, September 02, 2014
It touches my heart.....hats off to you!!!!
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tina antil, Friday, April 18, 2014
it touches my heart .
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M@h@k b@tr@, HIMACHAL PRADESHFriday, October 25, 2013
MY FAV.......AND THE MOST HEART TOUCHING POEM I HVE EVER HEARD......
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siya, devgadMonday, January 07, 2013
ausmmmmmm poem very touching
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clitus dsouza, bantwalThursday, September 06, 2012
Nice one Pamella,good sentiments of a girl child
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Bro.Philip Noronha csc, Moodubelle/ SalemFriday, August 03, 2012
Its a great poem, I am sure it will touch any ones heart. Wish some one translate it in other languages so that it reaches many more people. Brings awareness among the young generation - Save girl child.
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Pais, Mangalore / BahrainTuesday, July 31, 2012
Its a superb poem... It meaning and wordings are wonderful. I loved the poem very much! I really can't understand why women not giving justic to their girl child. What girl child has done wrong. Allow her to come in to this world, enjoy and experience the beauty of the world. Good job Dr. Pamela. Keep writing.
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Veerandra, Mangalore / GermanyTuesday, July 31, 2012
Dear Dr. Pinto,

It is an excellent poem. I hope every one reads it and realizes their mistakes. A girls is to be called "Laxmi" and all should bring up their girl child by educating her, by giving her good education etc.

The poem touched my heart... Keep it up...
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sowmya, dubaiTuesday, July 31, 2012
truly heart touching.... child birth is god's gift...
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RAQEEB HUSSAIN, MA NGALORETuesday, July 31, 2012
VERY AWESUM POEM DR REALY IT WILL HELPIN INSPIRE THE YOUNGSTERS THANXZ FO UPDATING ......
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Vinette Pinto Fernandes, Mangalore/DubaiSaturday, July 28, 2012
Truly inspiring. A happy girl is the future of our country. Save the Girl child.
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GODFREY FERNANDES, HONAVAR,KARNATAKASaturday, July 28, 2012
Isnít it amazing how much it changes oneís entire attitude? Whatís more amazing is that as you willfully practice gratitude, it increasingly becomes habitual. After a while, looking around and seeing plenty to be thankful for is just second nature. And it promotes happiness, which, to me, is a pretty important goal in life. THANKS DR,PAMELA
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Jason, mangaloreSaturday, July 28, 2012
Nice one supperrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Charles D'Mello, PangalaSaturday, July 28, 2012
Very good poem. I really liked it, very well worded and heart touching.
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anita britto, Bombay /AucklandSaturday, July 28, 2012
Beautiful poem ,Dr. Pamela. Straight from the heart with a great message. Read all the other poems in your archives and each of them was soul-stirring.

Thanks for sharing - absolutely wonderful.
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Ronald, MangaloreFriday, July 27, 2012
Son is a son until he gets his wife. Daughter is daughter for rest of her life. Girls are of caring naure and wonderful gift to perents. Please do not abort girl child.
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Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udipi/IndiaFriday, July 27, 2012
Wah!! what a wonderful,touchy poetry
Dr Pamela Jane Pinto.You are great thinker,genius.Nicely worded with lot of emotional feelings in it.God bless you.Wishing all the best.
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Melwin Pinto , Mangalore/ RomeFriday, July 27, 2012
Deeply touching! When will people stop female foeticide and infanticide...? It is heart rending to know that of the 12 million girls born in India, 1 million do not see their first birthday... The
statistics of female foeticide is unimaginable... The answer my friend is blowing in the wind...
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Nelson D'Cunha, MangaloreFriday, July 27, 2012
Good one Dr. Pamela Jane
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Faheem Jawaid, WarangalFriday, July 27, 2012
A very thought provoking poem which goes straight to the hearts. Dr. Pamela, the steps are so well-balanced and natural that they take the sensitive readers along with them. Good work indeed!
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Tony Crasta, Mangalore/SydneyFriday, July 27, 2012
What a beautiful and touching poem! Very meaningful and nicely compiled! Simply wonderful! Great work Dr. Pamela!
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Jyothi Furtado, Barkur/USAFriday, July 27, 2012
Dr.Pamela,"I'm No Different than You" your poetry is tooooooo good.THANK YOU.

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Christine, Mangalore/KuwaitFriday, July 27, 2012
Hi puta,
It is a wonderful poetry! While reading tears rolled down my eyes which I couldn't stop. Hope all mothers stop aborting their baby girls. God enlighten them to take care of their baby girls. Keep writing... God bless you.

Love you,
Dad, Mom and Paxton
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Jasmine, Friday, July 27, 2012
Touching truth beautifully narrated in a poetry. Can't stop the tears rolling down my face. May it reach and touch the hearts of mothers who are contemplating on aborting baby girls is my prayer.
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R.Bhandarkar., MFriday, July 27, 2012
I'd take many such angels home...
sure n pucca... To those whom we owe our existence, that's the least one can do....
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