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Monday, February 16, 2015

Revival

Rating: 4.6
Why should I cover my face
Why should I be called after my birthplace
Why should I retreat to a shell? ?
If my rapists can move around
If my attackers are free
Why should I be deprived of a normal life

I request you media
Don't blur my face
Don't hide my identity
I'm not a mere rape victim
I'm an individual
I'm a girl
I have a name
A family

Some worms crept through my body
I applied wormicides
As simple as that
Then what's the friggin fuss about

Don't hang them; Don't give them life sentence
Prison is a haven for them
Penectomize them and leave them free
Let them have the libido but nothing to quench it
Let them feel the pain there without the pleasure
Rakhi Jayashankar
Topic(s) of this poem: women empowerment
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COMMENTS
Akhtar Jawad 06 April 2015
A bold view, crimes against women should be dealt with boldness. A perfect message in a great poem.........10
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Khairul Ahsan 04 April 2015
I understand the emotion and very much appreciate the title and the text of the poem. May I say, I was quite amused also by the idea of penectomy to the perpetrators of the crime. A novel idea that I have heard first time!
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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 April 2015
Don't hang them; Don't give them life sentence Prison is a haven for them.......nicely envisioned. This poem is a challenge to law and order and consciousness to society. Very well done. Many thanks.....10
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Gajanan Mishra 01 March 2015
Very fine, I like it, Let me honor you..
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Madathil Rajendran Nair 19 February 2015
I can understand and empathize with your indignation. Strong write.
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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 17 February 2015
The soul felt anger against the perpetrators of crime against women and there it lies the simple truth that by knowingly or unknowingly the birth place is connected to the crime which is against the principle of norms that humanity have to abide. The society's anger displays in the poem and it is liked in that sense.
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