A muted part of me always wanted a daughter

a mother with a baby

I don’t know why:

Birth of a girl in any corner of the universe makes me glad,
I know sex discrimination is a sin and I am not a female chauvinist but still,
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

I have relished the infancy of baby boys,
I had loved to play with their toy trucks, guns, etc. but still,
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

The unconscious, blurred vision during childbirth gave glimpse of a baby boy,
I was happy and so was everyone around but still,
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

Regaining consciousness an hour later, I realized it was a baby girl,
My soul got uplifted and my mind cheered “Thank you, God!” as,
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

I often wonder why daughters are so special,
May be, life would have been same with a son, then why?
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

Understanding the attachment daughters have with their father,
I feel she will love her father more but still,
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

But now I know why:

Although boys are cute and naughty but girls are crazy,
The girly giggling makes the house laugh, the high pitched shriek makes the neighborhood cry, so
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

Although boys are relatively more well-behaved and docile,
But the girly innocent gesture effortlessly advocates the most mischievous doing, so
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

Although boys carry forward the family’s legacy,
But girls carry forward the smile, the charm, the values, so
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

They say a girl’s birth brings good luck in life,
I feel their delicacy and liveliness lifts the sense of responsibility, so
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

They say girls have to make more sacrifices in life,
I feel their sacrifices make them more beautiful, more powerful, so
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

Although I already had enough women in life to draw me in emotionally,
Yet my heart wished to melt more, so
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

Somewhere deep in my heart may be I knew,
The best gift I could give my parents was another me, so
A muted part of me always wanted a daughter.

mother kissing the child
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2 thoughts on “A muted part of me always wanted a daughter”

  1. It’s such a beautiful write up priyal!! It has captured a thought which i am sure is muted part of many other women around the world..
    Lots of love to little darling.. we are so blessed to have another you 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for reading, understanding and more than that expressing your view on it.
      I’m so grateful for your love, support and the pleasant words.

      Lots of love and wishes,
      Priyal

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