Mary Amrutha

Rookie - 42 Points (02/04/1995 / Ernakulam, kerala, India)

I Am Afraid To Live In This World - Poem by Mary Amrutha

I'm afraid to live in this world
the world has become a place
which is not safe for women

we should even fear our own shadows
we couldn't predict when those
hands of the evil
will grab us
and teare us into pieces

we have hearts!
we have souls!
we are human beings like you all.

when i remember that day.
The day when the dreams of a girl
where destroyed by those
cold blooded ones
A day in Delhi
that none of us forgets.

Death!
The reward that they got
but is it enough for what they have done?

this is the cry of every girl,
not just me
who is not safe
even in her mothers' womb.

A girl of two or a lady in her seventies
should fear the world
should fear the ones
who hides in the darkness to grab her,
to grab her into its darkness.
for her,
death hides in the streets
in its corners,
around her,
it hides in the air she breathes.


This damn world!
this bloody damn world is not safe for me,
not safe for you,
not safe for any one!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

cry of a girl

Comments about I Am Afraid To Live In This World by Mary Amrutha

  • Gold Star - 13,962 Points Fabrizio Frosini (1/25/2015 7:30:00 AM)

    each and every second women, girls, children.. worldwide, are violated and many of them are atrocely killed.. and not only frail women/girls, also toddlers / kids / men.. ''Homo Homini Lupus'' (man is a wolf to man) .. and the most innocent too often are the victims.. Thanks for sharing your passionate poem, Mary. It remembers all of us how important is to raise our voice against violence and support all those who are victims of violence.. Rapists and all those who use violence against the weakest are the dregs of humanity! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 8,972 Points Amitava Sur (3/24/2014 8:37:00 AM)

    A very apt and elaboration of the women's concern all over the globe as on date. If it is not stopped immediate the existence of human race itself will be in a question.
    But not all are these demons who do not know what is a woman, there are many people who stand by your side.
    You may read my poem A WOMAN (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,063 Points Kanav Justa (3/10/2014 1:35:00 AM)

    this is the cry of every girl,
    not just me
    who is not safe
    even in her mothers' womb., , , ,

    this is the real face of the world we live in, , , (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,400 Points Daniel Brick (1/12/2014 4:38:00 AM)

    This is a powerful and passionate poem, and you raise your voice to support those who are victims of violence. You make it very, painfully clear that you or someone close could be a victim too. My heart goes out to you because you have to live in a climate of fear. It's hard enough doing what you should be doing: going to school, being a good daughter, a good friend, planning for a productive, generous life - accomplishing those goals is a full life! But dealing with unprovoked violence is a shame. You can't stop the violence alone or dispel the fear by yourself, but the poem you wrote and gave to the world is an eloquent statement of defiance against those who do evil to others. Don't back down! Thousands and thousands of us are your silent supporters. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,088 Points Herbert Guitang (11/21/2013 7:38:00 AM)

    GREAT POEM. KIndly read, rate, and comment on my poems too (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 46 Points Utsav Patel (11/16/2013 4:52:00 AM)

    Good job dear, .. read my poem called cruel cannibals... I wrote in my way :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 42 Points Mary Amrutha (11/9/2013 1:45:00 AM)

    thanks for you comment calvin (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 6 Points Calvin Curdle (11/8/2013 11:31:00 AM)

    You have made me become one with the girl. Great work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, November 8, 2013


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