Monday, December 24, 2012

For Nirbhaya & Those Who Languish in Darkness

Her cries were drowned in laughter…
Her pain was buried in lust…
As, animals tore her apart
We watched.

We have been silent…
We will always be…scared…hiding…
And, she will continue to be brutalized
As, we watch

She fights…they laugh…
We sermonize…
We react…safe in the anonymity of the numbers
We actually enjoy…

Animals, we are…
Watching them tear her apart…
Slowly…painfully
And, still we choose to watch

Let’s stand up…once…together
And, make them afraid.
For once…for what is right…unafraid & free

And, then maybe my sister will find peace.

3 comments:

Ranja said...

Words fail me...
May the numerous scapegoats rest in peace till the time comes when the rest would find peace (if at all)
Beautifully written bhai..

Panchali Banerjee said...

I don't want to comment on the literary perspective. I agree with "We have been silent… We will always be…scared…hiding…"

Like the streets are full of idots, the world is cowardly.
I wonder whether at all someday anyone will speak "for what is right…unafraid & free"

harada57 said...

We will always be…scared…hiding…"

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