Patricia Etienne

Rookie (1/8/1971 / Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)

Indian Women Cry 'Great St. Essa' - Poem by Patricia Etienne

Oh great wisdom Sage of wondrous time

Shine up your great eyes on the women of India as they have been under difficulties

Their land has no place to free and their voice has no strength to cry for mercy
Each day is a struggle like a challenge for a limb to climb up mountains
For you Great Sage, stood against the great Sanhedrin's practices
Your revolutionary actions, had delivered the ultimate chance, and fair choices
That brought by far, women's and children's rights.
Like Mary-Magdalena became sin-free
The Samaritan woman spread the gospel of salvation
The crippled woman who first took steps inside the synagogue
for you broke down the hall of patriarch superiority
your affirmation on behalf of women, had brought The Pharisees to humiliation and shamed
Oh Great Master-avatar!
Why in India a woman is raped every twenty minutes?
Why such adversities on those women?
Why tears take the place of their glowing eyes?
why sadness takes constant notes in their hearts?
Why such malevolent at large?
If follow your theory by turning the other cheek to the aggressor.
It won't be much hope and
MeditaTION wouldn't be the answer either
For those Indian women cry 'Great St. Essa'
You sacrificed to create peace and gender equality.
Let the bell tolls and say 'Beware, Brute-Men leave the site of those women for they are sacred and loved! '
Let those unleashed rapist be refrained to normal type of behavior
For legacy of justice reigns, and the fallen souls shall depart in peace.
© 2013 by _Patricia Etienne
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

the rape epidemic in India

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 31, 2013


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