I Promise | Poem

i promise

Does the size of my skirt, distract you?

Or, is it my strap that’s naughtily playing peek-a-boo?

Maybe, it’s my chest, that is simply breathing, arousing you.

Or was it the chow-mein you ate, affecting you?


Maybe it’s my outspoken attitude,

Or my presence on the streets at night,

Maybe it’s that video you just viewed.

When did objectifying, cat-calling and rape become right?


Let me free, let me breathe,

I sure don’t need your permission.

Yet every night I take out my sword from the sheath,

To lawfully not be any kind of attraction.


Mercy – I beg, NO – I scream with bloodshot eyes,

I am filled with fear now, my mind numb.

I can’t inhale. Is this death? My heart cries,

“Are you happy now?” You did this out of boredom.


I Promise to never advocate my right,

I promise to stay at home in the night,

I am done, I swear, there is nothing left in me to fight,

Women are the reason for rape, I recite,

I give up, I apologise for being impolite,

You were right, I am now a part of your tribe.


So there you go! How are you guys? I am back to blogging. Also a little Disclaimer :- This poem is written in no way to generalize a specific gender. This poem is against rape and not against any gender. 

I am launching my #SECRETPROJECT on the 9th of October which is the day after and I do hope that you like it. My exams went way better than I expected them to go, which is good.  Also, did you like this poem?  Comment down below and let me know, please.

My social media links are :-
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My last post is here.


And until next time…..




19 Comment

  1. Loved it! ❤

    1. Tanya says: Reply

      Thank you so much 😀

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  3. Rich Mullen says: Reply

    Good morning, Tanya,
    Your insights into human nature and how its gets perverted never cease to amaze me! With much appreciation, Rich

    1. Tanya says: Reply

      Good Morning,

      And your review of my work. Keeps me motivated to do better every single time. Thank you so much.

  4. Priyanthika Adinamozhi says: Reply

    I just read this, its beautiful ❤️ Good luck

    1. Tanya says: Reply

      Thank you so much, Priyanthika. It means a lot.

  5. Swayam says: Reply

    “Are you happy now?” You did this out of boredom.

    Women are the reason for rape, I recite,

    I give up, I apologise for being impolite.

    Holy mackerel! These lines though. Amazing as ever.

    1. Tanya says: Reply

      Thank you so much, Swayam. I am glad you liked it. 😀

  6. joel f says: Reply


    1. Tanya says: Reply

      Thank you.

  7. Katie says: Reply

    Amazingly powerful piece. Very, very well done. Congratulations!

    1. Tanya says: Reply

      Thank you, Katie 😀

  8. I think more and more men are realizing that although they can admire a beautiful woman, there is no need to degrade her by being rude and crude. She can be beautiful and smart and respected. That’s all any of us have ever wanted. See me, not just what’s on the outside.

    1. Tanya says: Reply

      Yes, don’t make us a puppet of your strings. We are not here to live life your way. SHE can be anything she wants to be and no HE should have a problem with it. Thank you for sharing your opinion.

  9. Puneet says: Reply

    That’s was written very well. A strong post.

    1. Tanya says: Reply

      Thank you! I am glad you liked it. 😀

  10. ak says: Reply

    The poem is great, exploring the grieving concern we all know yet do nothing about it. Nicely written.
    And good to know that you exams went great.

    Anyway, take care and keep writing. 🙂

    1. Tanya says: Reply

      Awww! Thank you so much. I am so glad you liked it.
      You have no idea how much this means to me. Thank you so so much. ❤️ Have a great day.

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