Poem: For Asifa
By Rimli Bhattacharya
The world screams, “Me too”,
How about “A child too”?
A little girl of eight is raped.
We can hear the cries of the mother.
But she is just another Kashmiri –
I am a woman, I am a mother.
In my sleep, I look at my daughter.
She sleeps peacefully.
So did Asifa when they drugged her with the pills.
They stripped her.
Their erect manhood cut open her undeveloped vagina.
I write for Asifa,
I hold a pen,
As my daughter sleeps beside me.
I am unsafe; so is my daughter.
Asifa wasn’t safe either.
Her abbu could not save her
Nor her ammi.
I am dead today.
So is the humanity.
Rimli Bhattacharya completed Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology. After obtaining an MBA, she worked in the corporate sector. Rimli is a trained Indian classical dancer, based out of Mumbai, India. She tweets at: @rimli76
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13 Responses to “Poem: For Asifa”
That was so ghastly!
I support you in this ode. Please sign the petition attached to my latest post on my blog to help Asifa get justice as quickly as possible.
Sorry saw your message just now but have signed the petition. Hope the little girl gets justice
My take on the same https://mysxyspecs.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/pakistan-beats-india/
Can’t say in words.Those who did this were not humanbeings .
Terrible poem, brave sentiment. We also weep with bad art.
Need to burn them
Not to punish them
Not they r human being
Need to fire them…!!!
I love the way you have put your fear and disgust towards the case in tge poem. The Asifa Rape is outrageousThis is outrageous.
It’s very sad and if justice is not served, it will be a shame for the country.
Even I recently wrote a poem on the same case to put forward my thoughts. Please do read it once.
Dear Dhwani, I did read your poem and I liked it very much. Many thanks for sharing your poem with me.
Who could say that humanity is extant in this world
If humanity were here, this horror would have never even formed in the minds of perpetrators. Clearly there is a greater devil let loose in our world
Reblogged this on Rimlismusings.
Great reading youur post