Your Next Incarnation

Water_witch-2by Abigael04 Nov 2013

If India is the place
you choose to be born
incarnate as a boy
just in case
some murderous ploy
might destroy your life..

It's better for a girl
if she happens to be poor,
though infanticide
may knock at their door.
India's females are destined
to die, often of starvation
at a rate equalled
by Sweden's population.

Shockingly,
if you are born a boy
this does not pose a threat.
What if a man's own mother
was one killed ? Males forget,
with no woman to bear a child,
they would be scarce. Oh yes -
very scarce !