Sunday, 10 February 2013

Shades of Red


Defiled
Torn, she lies in her
Pool of blood

Ogling eyes
Relish naked corpse, lame
Helping hands


Burning eyes
Burning cheeks, part anger
Part shame

49 comments:

  1. Your words evoke a heart wrenching feeling... Its time people move from mere lip-sympathy and actually stand up to injustice.

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    1. It is very important, Reshma, when laws of land are lame and toothless,and beats abound, We, the people can not keep mum.

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  2. I know the inexplicable feeling of guilt and shame that floods a harassed girl in India, as though she was somehow responsible for this happening to her. And the lack of any real support from society. Lame helping hands is all that any of us provides to victims in our country.

    An anguished cry for help... beautiful!

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    1. Real support is surely lacking, some fake sympathy, some blaming fingers, and eventually apathy is all what a victim gets in return.

      Thanks for reading!

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  3. Powerful images of Red and emotions!

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  4. Wow...those are some mighty images you created with your words! kudos..

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    1. Thanks Ma'am, I wish these words could make any real difference.

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  5. powerful strong emotions . Nice one .

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  6. Powerful imagery.... hard hitting!

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  7. Burning words-i can feel the heat.How COULD the onlookers just watch & do nothing?

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    1. It is very easy to find faults with systems, politics, police. But what about us! Do we know our responsibility?

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  8. Ardent imaginations...felt as if it was written as if in part of anger and part frustration...!!!

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    1. As a woman, as a citizen, I do feel frustrated the way such cases are handled by public and by the government.

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  9. Strong, powerful and full of emotions! Loved the chocie of words :)

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  10. Though very few word but emotions expressed effectively.

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    1. That's the beauty of haiku. Thanks for reading!

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  11. This is so well done. Describing the feelings of defilement. A tragic state of affairs.
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    Tigerbrite

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    1. Oh! That'e where my comments end up, that is why they are not visible. Thanks a lot for visiting my page.

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  12. Ow Meenakshi, these are powerful words, poignantly done and truly unique.

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  13. Hard-hitting! I'm sure these words will have an effect on every reader.
    Great job.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind visit and appreciation.

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  14. People of Indian have turned away from this for so long when they see it. No more.

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  15. these lines have bring that painful incident again in front of the eyes.

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    1. That incident is still happening around us, everyday. That is the saddest part.

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  16. You took us all back to the tragic happening.. a haiku that only brings the pain alive..

    RS

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    1. But can we forget this pain, or should we!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Heartbreaking incident again provoked the brain ...
    Fire is required.

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  18. I was able to feel the pain through your words...
    Outstanding it is!!!

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  19. This reminds me of that terrible, terrible incident that happened recently... so tragic, so sad. TY Meenakshi!

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    1. Ya Eliz, We all were shocked over that. Thanks for reading!

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  20. Well done but so sad. I have been praying for all those affected by moments like these.

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    1. If only we could stop this nonsense.

      Thank for dropping by!

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  21. Very powerfully written! Sadly this story has been repeated throughout the entire history of women!

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