Give me a chance…I deserve to be alive,
Even to be born I have to strive.
Don’t kill me before I have come into this world
I am still in my mother’s womb all curled.
Yes I am a girl, you somehow already know,
But does that mean you have to stoop so low?
I haven’t even opened my eyes yet
But to you I am already a threat.
Give me a chance… I deserve a life,
I have just been born and you can hear my cries,
You have just been that told I am a girl,
You act as if it is the end of the world.
Try to love me and you will see
I am better than any son of yours would ever be.
Don’t kill me before I have proved my worth,
Don’t let my death be on the day of my birth.
Give me a chance… I deserve to grow,
There is so much about the world that I do not know.
Let me go to school and learn some more,
Please don’t lock me inside, let me out the door.
I promise to be better than everyone else,
If only you could give me a chance to excel.
Don’t take away my books and my dreams,
Can you not hear my pleading screams?
Give me a chance… I deserve to choose,
Before you marry me off ask me my views.
I deserve the right to choose my own partner,
Why are you in such a hurry for this barter?
I still have so much to do before this deed
My dreams must come before their needs.
Don’t cage me and take away my freedom from me
I am a person and not a bird that can flee.
Give me a chance… I deserve to work,
I am your equal so stop being such a schmuck.
You beat me up because I am a woman,
The way you treat me is considered inhuman.
Today I bear your child within me,
I pray to god that it’s a HE.
Because this world is not meant for a girl,
If she is born then like me she will have to burn!