Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Touch Me Not! - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Have you ever seen the freshly pressed flowers,
Crumbled in the crowded buses of the third world?
Catching and traveling in a bus is a task, not worth,
To spend at least few hours on the dusty roads,
For a few kilometer ride to their purposeful target,
Where they are pressed with all kinds of weapons kept,
In the trousers, held in the hands and on the bodies,
Of the estrogen seeking cowards, who travel,
In the buses to get the cheap pleasure and delight,
Out of the innocence of our young girls and women going to school,
Colleges and work, even the elderly women not spared,
For the scent that remained, O God, Do you see us suffer,
On the roads of poverty stricken countries? Please offer,
The space as we need to do our daily chores,
Teach and correct them that molesting is bad and dire.

Comments about Touch Me Not! by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • (1/11/2015 10:57:00 PM)

    Wow! You have pointed out one of the great atrocities rained down upon all women! Thank you for your straightforward and honest approach, pulling no punches with the evil men heap upon women. Just going about their own business, bothering no one and these cowards prey on women's innocence. I commend you for bringing this evil to the attention to all the world. Great poem, please keep writing of the injustice towards women in our world. Thank you for your great courage. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Wahab Abdul (11/4/2012 8:57:00 PM)

    you are quite a great poetess, you are writing on points which overlooked by others (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2012 12:03:00 AM)

    Very good observation....seen many similar situations in India, but my experiences in Tokyo subways also gave the same pic! Nice poem, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2012 7:28:00 PM)

    We have ladies only coaches in the Trains in Malaysia and the ladies only buses in India. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (11/2/2012 6:19:00 AM)

    An important awareness raising poem. Too often harassment is not reacted against.
    We all should be more aware and make a big noise whenever it occurs.
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  • (11/2/2012 5:43:00 AM)

    The issue pertains to the lower instincts devoid of human touch. But it is not a matter afflicting the third world alone.Men and boys are basically more beastly in nature all across the world and women and girls ought to be conscious of it. But giving a total clean chit to the fairer sex on move is quite disturbing and may not be right...
    Anyway, thanks for sharing a concern of the eves in general.
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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (11/1/2012 11:38:00 PM)

    Great! Very my type of poem. I tend to use d touch me not status for ladies a lot in my poems, not yet submited to dis site though so i admired yor poetic plea. Bravo veeraya. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (11/1/2012 11:41:00 AM)

    Yes indeed Veeraiyah, this is a problem that humanity needs to address. NOW! ! Great write. (Report) Reply

  • (11/1/2012 6:55:00 AM)

    A heart felt poem, one that should be read.
    A great write.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 1, 2012

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