narayana aghalaya

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Delhi And Kathua Are Not On Same Planet (Crimes Against Girls On The Rise In Inda) - Poem by narayana aghalaya

Delhi and Kathua are not on same planet
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
well ensconed in their.cozy cocoons
enjoy life in a paradise for fools
as they build bullet trains in their dreams
simply can't be bothered by a small girl's screams

Lutyen's Delhi is.a nice place to live
just one question is asked: Have you arrived?

liveried butlers serve choicest cuisine
chauffeurs drive one around in limousines

menacing goggled gun-toting black cats
protect their master from curious cats

'save girl child; death for rapist 'nice.soundbytes
doesn't matter that they are just trite

Delhi, Kathua - not on same planet
mutual insulation- a tenet

the mighty suffer from Nero's syndrome
weak and poor suffer horror all alone

Kathua, Unnao signal.a malaise
repetitive crimes bring no solace

that the.demons strike at will are facts
callous.system refuses to.react

gender injustice is deep-rooted
the velvet-gloved system is too muted
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Topic(s) of this poem: crime, girls, safety

Form: Blank Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Horrific crimes against young girls are steeply rising in India. The Governments seem totally apathetic.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 24, 2018


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