Chandra sekharan

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No - Poem by Chandra sekharan

Chill winter
Men, women and children
Stood on sandy river bank, shivering
Covering part of their bare bodies
With wet arms
The curious eyes were
Set on bloating
Corpses of floating
Teen age girl and her infant
Died and tied together
Muddy, turbulent flow
Took a diversion
Bodies hit against a curving branch
Of a big tree touching river surface
Corpses got stuck
Crowds surrounded
Police reached and enquired
Bodies of Bulnaz and her infant
A rape victim and prisoner
Crime - physical relation without wedlock
This Sixteen years old girl was walking alone
During day time
On footpath of highway to market
Suddenly a royal rollsroyce
Abruptly halted by her side
Three giant sized thugs came out of the car
Dragged her into the car and sped away
She was taken to the palace of the ruler
And prince charming raped her
She has very little data stored
In her semi conscious mind
Her tender bones and flesh were squeezed
Her soft and flowery skin became hardened
Painful ecstasy
When she regained her conscience
She saw her dumped in her dilapidated house
She became pregnant and the news spread in her street
She was jailed
Nothing happened to the rapist – prince charming
Because he was a man
In the prison she gave birth to a boy
On a blood spattered stone floor
Prince charming was enjoying life
Outside prison in cozy palace
After the birth of the child
Rapist was invited to the court
And was questioned
He escaped from punishment of six months jail
By agreeing to marry Bulnaz
Against the wishes of Bulnaz
Bulnaz and infant were released from the prison
But their bodies were found floating
A prison guard standing on the top of the watch tower
Was shouting “daily I see several such bodies floating
Which would not have happened
Even in stone age era
Is there any law to protect these
Millions of helpless victims”
He heard the echo of
“No” from all surroundings.

Comments about No by Chandra sekharan

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/31/2011 1:50:00 AM)

    It's a heart-touching poem! ! ! well-written! !
    I dont get any words to say! ! !
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 9, 2011

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