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This thought-provoking and deeply moving poem explores women's rage and the reasons behind it. Are women justified in expressing their rage?
Rage, rage, go away
Come back another day
Take a deep breath
Get some rest
Pretend it’ll all go away
The hand that touched your breast
Not at your behest
Think of it as play
Rage, rage go away
His demand for food
Closed fist to show his mood
It’s just part of the day
You’re a harlot, a whore
For demanding what’s yours
No right to have a say
The boss grazes your thigh
While avoiding your eye
And the office looks the other way
Rage don’t ever go away
Never wait for another day
Take a go at it all
Make them heed your call
Wait not before slapping it away
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I'm an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and now a published author. My first novel, Cloud 9 Minus One, was published by HarperCollins India in 2009. read more...
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