Treasure Island

Amitava Sur

(20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

Do We Really Live In Modern Days Today?

Crossing over the stone age, metal age
Gradually we arrived to this modern age today.
Do we really live in modern days today?
Or inventing new and newer cruelties day by day.

Once we had only a human race by name
Now we call black, white, yellow or Indians by name
Slavery was there and slavery went
But prostitution and the kept still remained.

We call us very modern as on date
We are expediting on the moon’s surface.
But the selfish world is still under the man’s domain
Women still stand in the second preference.

Sometimes we fight and shout for the gay’s liberty
But women still remain as man’s property.
If a man rapes a girl like an inhuman beast
By dodging and dribbling he comes out most.

We proclaim today to live in the jet age
But that poorly raped wounded girl is in dismal distress,
Her voice is not heard but continues to bleed
The pains of the women are suppressed and left out.

Do we really live in modern days today?
Or murdering humanity in the name of jet age.
Amative (26.04.2014) 6-00 pm

Submitted: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Edited: Sunday, April 27, 2014

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  • Roseann Shawiak (4/27/2014 12:34:00 AM)

    Intense poem about a major problem in our world today, very poignant observation
    of what many women are and have been going through, brutally and violently. Thank
    you for being courageous enough to bring attention to this problem, Amitava. You
    have made a difference with this poem, I'm sure, in some woman's life. Knowing
    that there are, in fact, real men out there who are horrified with the way women
    are raped and abused all over the world. You are to be commended. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (4/26/2014 12:29:00 PM)

    Very Beautiful flow of words from your pen. Its a good question...
    Centuries may keep on passing
    But the thoughts will be just passed from generation to generation.
    May be the crimes were committed every now and then
    But it started to come to light now only.
    We feel the crimes have increased,
    But crimes reported went on increasing comparing to previous ages.
    It just make us think Do we really live in modern days.
    Quiet interesting poem. Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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