She Said...

June 27, 2014

She Said...


I’m a Queen in my head,

But I lay dead in the bed, she said,

I see sorrow in your eyes

But even my eyes are red

I feel the heartbeats going frantic

In years this story will be antique.

A story of a girl who was Queen in the head

And then someone shot her dead


Haha my imagination there ran a little wild

Being in solitude does this to me

Somedays I’m on top of the world

And some days I search and wonder where to be

Oh yes! I’m the girl people were talking about

Saying “poor she..poor she”

But no one wants to hold me and worst, no one ever wants to be me


Hell yes I was beautiful

And yes I still am

If what that monster did to me changes my beauty

I wish all the girls just die in their prams (before they grow up)

Coz when they grow the monster will be waiting

Hidden inside a cheesy uncle, milkman, security guy

The fellow student, the weird neighbour and the madmen on the streets

And they will call these pretty angels names “sweety, baby, oh my my”


I grew in sturdy fathers arms,

I had a brother to walk and laugh with

But there they are crying and do not cry...bro m still the same..

This ventilator on my face isn’t doing any good, I’m choking,

Mom don’t be hysterical…hold me..people don’t be so lame


Huff puff…I can't breathe…I wake up from my even smaller sleeps

Gasping for I saw the monsters...they ripped me apart

Brother Sister...where are you...are you close to me

Why do I feel its my time to depart....


Hey!!!! There!!! I can see Him with arms wide open

Hey Its me you calling???

You are the King aren’t you???

Is it sure me You are calling?

Yes!!! He says daddy...The King of Kings is calling…

I’m leaving…I’m no more a Queen in my head, I’ll be a princess for real…

I’ll no more be dead in my bed...I’ll be alive till you guys come and later forever.


But hey there…those monsters are around...beware!!

Stay alert and aware...

You are the Queen she said to me…

Stay away from these monsters and their stares.

By Reine Furtado
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Comment on this article

  • Reine, mumbai

    Sat, Jul 12 2014

    Thank you Mr Bhandarkar...yes d impact has been immense..has made me question y v being girls cnt even breathe widout feeling guilty for being a girl..

  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Fri, Jul 11 2014

    I am always impressed by Reine's writings and I maintain her to be the one to 'pack a punch' in her writings. I read her poems many times over to arrive at the gist.
    An eternal optimist that I am , I pray that things will take a turn for the better as regards the girl child. I must confess that I am shocked at the 'impact' atrocities on women and the girl child has had on the writers of late.
    God save.

  • Reine Furtado, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 03 2014

    Thank you every1..n yes its a request..guys please stand up for us with us...I knw der r a lot of good men out thr..v do nt need protection bt v need a lot of good guys to shw us dat v r safe as humans..n equivalent...

  • Ashish, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 02 2014

    Dear Reine,

    Really well narrated.. Heart touching

  • Lance D' Costa, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Jun 29 2014

    Excellent poem Reine! You have captured exactly the message you want to deliver. Astonishingly good...Keep writing!

  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Jun 29 2014

    Sure dear,you look like a queen as in your Poem and find as in todays real world.Hope and pray it will not happen to you .all the best.waiting for the next.

  • Brayan Wilson Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 27 2014

    This is indeed a Wonderful Song where in the poet has targeted the Cruelties and Pain Girls are going through in this Society because of Some horrible Monsters around us the poet rightly said they are all around us wearing different masks on their faces may be our Brothers, Milkman , Neighbour and in some worst case even father . Why has a girl to take all this !! why is our society so biased towards the girls . I would request all the members reading my Comment to take a strong stand against the injustice happening towards girls in our society today .. The one who gave birth to you is also a girl .. I know this beasts around us wearing masks of humans think that girls are weak and can be dominated but actually Girls are the strength and Pillars of this society… If there were no girls there would have been no Society .. Girls play all the roles they are bound to May that be of a Mother , Sister , Wife or daughter to their best still we hope them to be dominated by us ..Start the change from yourself .. Start respecting them .. Be the first to do it and I am sure very soon there will be a lot of good guys coming forward for them ..
    For all the guys who think Girls are weak and can be dominated these are some lines from me to you !!!

    “Guys always think tears are a sign of weakness. They’re a sign of FRUSTRATION. She’s only crying so she won’t cut your throat in your sleep. So Correct yourself and be grateful

  • readerwriter007, pune

    Fri, Jun 27 2014

    quite touching song. really. It's fact in today's society. well articulated Reine. May be it's a message to all of us.

  • Raj, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 27 2014

    I've never liked poems. But today I was alone in the office and had no work to complete, so I thought let me give it a try, let me read a poem.
    Well, I was really touched after reading this poem, wonderfully written. Keep it up.

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