A Divine Hypocrisy

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Art: Parvati / Kali by Priyasha Prasad

Words || Priyasha Prasad

You worship the goddess set in stone
Adorn her in silks, green and gold
You rape the goddess in flesh and bone

You venerate the goddess as strength itself
You tell young girls to do what they’re told
You worship the goddess set in stone

You venerate the goddess as an emblem of wealth
Though her body is beaten, traded and sold
You rape the goddess in flesh and bone

You revere the goddess as time itself
But witch-hunt her if she’s single and old
You worship the goddess set in stone

You hold the goddess in the books on your shelf
Forsaken education, girls remain in the household
You rape the goddess in flesh and bone

The goddess resides in women themselves
She rejects this hypocrisy, her wrath behold
You worship the goddess set in stone
You rape the goddess in flesh and bone