Asifa Bano, An 8-Year-Old Girl's Gang Rape And Murder Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

Asifa Bano, An 8-Year-Old Girl's Gang Rape And Murder

Rating: 5.0

Five days later, Asifa's body was found.

After seeing her body:

"She had been tortured.
Her legs were broken, "
recalled Ms Naseema, who had rushed to the forest along with her husband to see the body.
"Her nails had turned black
and there were blue and red marks
on her arm and fingers."

Asifa was confined in a local temple
for several days and given sedatives
that kept her unconscious.
She was "raped for days,
tortured and then finally murdered".
She was strangled to death
and then hit on the head
twice with a stone.

Asifa was described as a "chirping bird"
who ran like a "deer".
When they traveled,
she looked after the herd.
"That made her the darling
of the community, "
"She was the centre of our universe."
(I have taken it from the newspapers and from the internet) .

My heart cries for her.
She is an angel among the purest of angels,
in the abode of a God who is beyond all religions.

Asifa Bano, An 8-Year-Old Girl's Gang Rape And Murder
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: angel,child,murder,rape
Bharati Nayak 26 April 2018

I just can't possibly read and react..............

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Lantz Pierre 26 April 2018

The tragedy of the event that has been shared here is undeniable. But I'm not sure how this poem amplifies or otherwise adds to the power of a direct reportorial account that is easily shared and propogated today on social media. What does this poem do that reportage does not? Serious question, if anyone can elucidate on the issue for me I'd be grateful.

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I Agree 26 April 2018

I wholeheartedly agree with this comment. Really, not a poetic subject at all. The Admin are fools as we all know. Another example of a favoured few joining a short queue. If you have an ounce of sense your comments do not strike a chord with fools.

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I appreciate your lines and the cause. Beautiful poem.

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Asif Andalib 01 May 2018

Dear Tony It is beyond expression how bad I feel about the horrific incident. Thanks to you for bringing it to the world of poetry to make us more active against such crimes.

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Rebecca Navarre 27 April 2018

Forgive me Please...for flying past the actual words...Suffering Of Children etc... Is hard for me to read, pstd. And Agree With Kelly Kurt..But, I Do Vote Endless 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ...... Bringing This Topic To Light...Trying To End...Such....! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! .... Thank You Ever So Much For Sharing This! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Ever So Deserved Poem Of The Day! ! ! ! ! ! ! ....

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Rajnish Manga 26 April 2018

What happened was diabolic and horrific. The perpetrators deserve no mercy. But why add her photo to this writing? Would it lessen the gravity of the crime had she not been pretty or fair complexioned? Where is the expression of grief or distress? Where is the condemnation? This is not like Dr. Tony.

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Rajnish Manga 27 April 2018

I am sorry, Dr. Tony, that I did not care to take a look at your earlier poems on the subject.

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Dr Antony Theodore 27 April 2018

Would yu my dear respected poet read these two poems also before asking me why i posted that photo? I know that i did not publish anything new or poetic….. but i was crying day and night after seeing and reading about Asifa Bano. In all humility your friend tony https: // http: //

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Swimming in the sea of sadness. Thanks for giving voice to the voiceless!

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