She looked beautiful, dressed in a silk saree as she signed.
She cried as she hugged her mother.
She smiled as she entered her new home.
She cried when he slapped her that night, pushed into her.
She adjusted when it continued every night.
She smiled when she was blessed with a daughter.
She felt it would change their lives forever.
She wished she knew then what she knew now.
That some people could never change.
Today, she watched him sign.
And relief flooded through her as she signed.
She took her daughter into her hands, and walked away free.
(19th May 2014)