Treasure Island

April Pearl

(01.04.1983 / kollegala)

I am a woman


I am a woman,
I am sensuous,
I am different from you physically and emotionally,
But I am no different from you otherwise.

I dare to raise my voice against criminality,
You know how to hold me back,
I am stubborn and wont give up,
You will get me killed,
What are you?

I wear something I like,
Your mind runs wild,
You put a dagger in me,
You throw acid on me,
You rape me,
You find different ways to harass, subjugate and kill me.
And fulfill your thirst.

I am not a weaker sex,
I am a mother, a daughter, a wife just like your mother,
She is a woman too.
How am I different from her?
You treat your mother that way?

I have borne enough of your atrocities,
I will not sit back and cry.
I am not ashamed to tell the world what you did to me.
You, a criminal, must be ashamed, must be killed ruthlessly,
I, address this, to that section of male society, who are not humans but demons.

My plea's to the authorities are a waste.
I will be told differently everytime,
The actual, is totally forgotten.
I am long dead even before the verdict is pronounced.
Its time, I take MY VENGEANCE against you.

Submitted: Monday, December 02, 2013

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  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (12/6/2013 12:18:00 PM)

    Wow a powerful hardhitting poem talkin it out n ranting on rapists. Nice readin. Pls coment n answer my riddle poem. (Report) Reply

  • Somanathan Iyer (12/2/2013 10:50:00 AM)

    A nice outburst of emotions. well presented. If time permits please go through my poem ' elimination of violence against women' which echos the same sentiments. (Report) Reply

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