Tiku akp


I Don'T Want To Know - Poem by Tiku akp

No, I don’t want to know
About the front page news;
The rape of my sister by her boss;
The castration of the social worker
By his fleeing wife;
The beheading of the son of
The farmer at the door of rain god;
Or, my wife’s adventure with
The servant in the forest bungalow;
No, I don’t want to know.
The child bomb let loose by the terrorists;
The hot iron burning the vaginas in the camps;
Tearing of wombs of women
Going to rallies for emancipation;
The dumping of my daughter
In a drain, her virginity and kidneys stolen;
No, I don’t want to know.
The names written in blood
At the walls of the hotels;
About the heart rending cries
Of the old men, begging for life;
About the dark skeletons
Picking puffed rice in the drains;
Yes, I know;
But I don’t want to know.


Comments about I Don'T Want To Know by Tiku akp

  • Rookie - 62 Points Pooja Karnani (4/17/2012 8:08:00 AM)

    WOWWW...WHAT A THOUGHTTT..! ! ..SOO TRUEE..DESPITE KNOWING THE FACTS..WE PREFER DISGUISING OUR AWARENESS...BECAUSE..IGNORANCE IS A BLISS...! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Tina Mack (7/31/2011 6:33:00 PM)

    I don't want to know - Really captures the essence of reality that we don't normally think about. Great write. Again keep up the good performace. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jisha Ct (7/14/2011 8:10:00 PM)

    v nice....well written..sir (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shyla Cureton (7/2/2011 5:35:00 PM)

    Poem's inspiration, so touching..
    Causes me to take my eyes off my little self.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kseniya (Xeny) Rundel (6/25/2011 12:41:00 PM)

    Me too. 'I don't want to know' what I can not change (
    Good poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 47 Points Inner Whispers (6/17/2011 8:25:00 AM)

    hmn...a very true observation of those who are opressed by cruelty. NIce write Tiku. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sabitha S Geethall (6/16/2011 8:04:00 PM)

    touching, it's painful 2 read, u said in a shocking way d whole facts we wish 2 forget...a truly fantastic work..thanks.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maureen Iwueke Gbagir (Mrs) (6/14/2011 8:23:00 AM)

    Another beautiful peace from you, Tiku. It is heart - rending but very true. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 5, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, June 17, 2011


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