Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


The Woman, Stoned To Death - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

She's put on trial
convicted of a crime
for having betrayed her husband.

For violating
the moral code
of the land,
she stands in front
of the crowd
while men throw stones at her
until she falls down.

Hurrah to the law of the land
as the woman is carried
out of the arena of shame
to her own grave of rest
without a name.

And she is stoned to death
for her crime
because she is a woman
under the Sharia land.


Comments about The Woman, Stoned To Death by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

  • Kevin Patrick (9/13/2015 4:26:00 PM)

    A brutal portrait of the vicious realities for women in the middle east, we need work like this to educate people about the horrors that happen when the rights and liberties of women are violated that way. Sharia Law has no value in this day and age, and anyone who sees value in it should build a time machine and move back to the middle ages. This is a good poem, at least the women still lives in the words. (Report)Reply

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  • Asif Andalib (9/16/2012 3:14:00 AM)

    I am a muslim but I am ashamed of such laws in the 21st century. Muslims laws should be revised in the light of holy Koran's softer laws and modern wisdom. It's my opinion. It's a good poem. I also feel sad for such incidents especially in muslim society. Thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 16, 2012



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