Thursday, January 3, 2013

DAUGHTER OF EACH ONE OF US


I am sharing a poem with you all. How I wish I knew the one who composed this as I would like to bow to him or her and kiss his or her hand for such a heart touching poem :


To My Unknown Daughter

She died yesterday in a land far away,
From the rapacious wolves: a fatally wounded prey.
Animals with no love, shame or pity,
Just claws of lust and fangs of fury.
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She died yesterday in an antiseptic city.
Whilst our celebrities mouthed inanities.
They termed her a brave-heart, India’s daughter,
Knowing their own was safe, in a secured quarter.
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She died yesterday and she died today.
She will die again tomorrow and every day.
Because that’s her fate and that’s our will.
Nothing ever changes here and nothing ever will.
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So sleep my dear girl, sleep the sleep of the just.
Sleep in a place better than the one you were born in.
And while you are asleep, dream a better dream,
Than the one that was so brutally torn.
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17 comments:

Revacious said...

It is a well-written poem.. and very true too. Do we have the will to fight the long fight that is necessary to change ourselves, or will we just forget it all, as that is much easier?
:(

Sabi Sunshine said...

I just read this evening about the girl in India who got raped died yesterday. I felt sad and cried and why people have such mind and dont respect women?

India need to change some law rules.

Alka Gurha said...

Poignant.
Hope that mindsets will change hereafter.

Jyoti Mishra said...

poem says everything that's needed to be said... beautifully written..

Mishi said...

sigh...This is so tragic that the thought of this girl makes me feel like crying, i cant forget the details, and she went through it all....the poem is beyond beautiful, so grim so deep, I just pray her soul rests in peace..ameen

btw hello Uncle Jack:) I missed you.

Raj said...

amen to that.

Shilpa Garg said...

This is so very poignant! Hope things change for the better now!

Roshni AaMom said...

It's a heart-breaking poem. Thank you for sharing

Ruchi Jain said...

So touchy...it brings out the suffering of that little girl..

Meera Sundararajan said...

Wonderful! May her soul rest in peace! The word Animal is not right though- no animal does this to another!

Jack said...

REVIOUS :

I hope and pray that this pressure is kept up to ensure much needed change, specially in mindset of society. Take care


SABI :

It is really very sad. Take care


ALKA :

I only hope that the much needed change of mindset of society does happen. Take care


JYOTI :

It really touches the heart so much. Take care


MISHI :

I feel ashamed being part of same society which had those goons who did this deplorable act. Take care

Jack said...

RAJ :

Hope this teaches our society to remove gender discrimination by teaching daughters at par with sons to ensure women are respected. Take care


SHILPA :

I too hope and pray for that. Take care


ROSHNI :

I sincerely hope and pray that lesson is learnt by society to remove gender discrimination in toto. Take care


RUCHI :

It does bring out how she suffered. Hope this kind of act never happens again. Take care


MEERA :

I join you in praying for her soul to rest in peace. I agree that animals are better than these characters. Take care

Celestial Dreamz said...

oh ... hug for you for writing this ...

Jack said...

C D,

It is not written by me and I do not know the one who penned this one. I just wanted to share it with you all. Take care

Amrita Tanmay said...

दर्द से भर गयी ये कविता ..

Saro said...

stand out phrase: antiseptic city. I might borrow that phrase from you in my day to day lingo!

Jack said...

AMRITA :

YEH DIL KO CHHUNE WALI HAI ISI LIYE MAINE YEH AAP SAB KO BATAAYI HAI. Take care


SARO :

Please do so and spread word around that we need safe cities. Take care