Her expectations and reality,
One never complied with the other!
Her life – worthy of nothing
Perhaps can offer some ideas
For expectation vs. reality memes!
Her attempt to tempt fate
Started when she was eight.
Wanted gesso for her canvas
Got rangoli powder instead!
Was offered a ladle
When she was up on the ladder!
She wanted to cleanse her soul
Petty folks wanted her to clean vessels!
Her idea of beauty –
A crown of success! Soon,
Replaced by a wreath of flowers!
Subscribing to age-old dogma
They thought that to be obedience
She considered that to be ignorance!
She was wanted to sacrifice herself
Service is how they called it
Servitude is how she mocked it!
She was celebrated by them
When she danced well to their tunes.
She was trampled by their feet
As she started to compose her own!
They looked at her as an evil-star
Descended to ruin society!
But no one ever understood
Some called it her nature
Some claimed it was nurture!
Her freedom was not just delayed
But was ultimately denied!