Tunji Ibrahim

Rookie (Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.)

Memory Of Silence And Sadistic Parametres (II) Poem by Tunji Ibrahim


Ethnic animosity rather than politics often erupts into civil war. Civilians and non-combatants are one potential victim of war atrocities, which appear to shock even the sickest imagination. Being the abuse committed by men against women's bodies, rape remains a global scourge... a crush of psychological warfare, one of sadistic parametres to mortify the enemy in conflict zones. In Balkans war,30,000 to 50,000 Kosovo-Albanian women were sexually abused, many went through the dilemma of deciding whether to give birth to the unwanted children of an alien army, whose deliberate choice of being degenerated into marauding bands of terrorists went with impunity. For instance, how could this young woman put up with her devastated past without crying a river? Being one of the many victims of the Foca rape camp during Bosnia war, young, beautiful and a virgin, she was obviously in a quandary to save herself, her mother and other women from the precarious reality of being gang-raped three times a day for four months... not until she became visibly pregnant. The fetus was too developed to be safely aborted, thus carrying the viviparous evidence of the ever-increasing horror of war in her innocent womb. The brutal effectiveness of rape and other forms of extremely serious gender violence in the torrent of conflict cannot be over-dramatized.

Submitted: Saturday, February 09, 2013
Edited: Monday, February 25, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Memory Of Silence And Sadistic Parametres (II) by Tunji Ibrahim )

Read all 2 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Stay With Me My Angel, Christopher Leone
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]