Beyond The Black Restriction

By Swati Randev-Verma

swati-randev-verma.jpgBehind the veils of injustice,
Do you feel, as do I?
Do you feel the passions, aches and needs;
Do you then feel humiliated, ashamed, shy…?
Do you see the blurry world outside
And sometimes, silently cry?
Do you look beyond yours,
Wish, hope, pray; then just heave a heavy sigh?
Do you feel the need to break free;
Do you want to sometimes fly…?
Do you sometimes look at you
And simply wonder: why…?
Do you sometimes wish that you,
Yourself could go real high?
Do you feel the lack of privacy,
The presence of someone always there to pry…?
Does life seem very unfair to you,

Does it appear awfully sly?
Do you feel you can help yourself;
At least give it a try?
Do you let it all get to you;
Let the tear escape your eye?
Hidden behind the veils of coyness,
Do you sometimes feel, as do I…?

Swati Randev-Verma (pictured above right) describes herself as an Indian, above all else. And occasionally, a DiploBrat! With undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Microbiology, she moved into finance, working with one of the Big 4 firms in Dubai. Randev-Verma has a strong passion for standing up against what is, in her opinion, unjust. She is known to have picked many a fight at university and proudly walked away from each one without a bloody nose! A closet activist, she is working on a business model to provide long-term financial stability to backward sections of the Indian society. You can find her here: Twitter: @silv3rglee and at Swati Randev-Verma's Blog.