Another Day, Another One, Abused, Raped, Murdered!

Every day the newspapers bring more news of girls and women abused, raped, murdered, with increasing impunity. Where is this going?!

Another day, another one,
And one more trusting heart.
Is shattered into smithereens,
Her wings are torn apart!

Her dreams, her hopes, her life!
Are mercilessly tossed aside.
And then the mockery, the scorn,
A thousand deaths she died.

The years go by, so many years,
The dismal scene the same.
More and more are laid to rest,
Where once that one had lain.

Forgotten graves, each torment hushed,
The memories are blurred.
The dying wails though echo still,
If only could be heard.

They speak of things unthinkable,
Those screeching tales of pain.
When beasts of prey descended and,
Humanity was slain!

How many more? How many more?
The cries reverberate.
The sky and earth are weeping too,
Already it is late!

The ashes may have blown away,
The pyres frozen cold.
But word by word, the agony,
The stories must be told.

You shudder, want to close your eyes,
But it was they who bore.
The least we can, is promise now,
No more, no more, no more!

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Rrashima Swaarup Verma

Rrashima is a senior corporate analyst with over 20 years of experience in the corporate sector. She is also a prolific writer, novelist and poet and her articles, stories and poems are regularly published in read more...

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