Friday, April 20, 2018

Can anyone hear my screams?

Can anyone hear my screams?
Or am I a ghost invisible to all
my throat is dry
and my lungs are empty
I scream as loud as I can
but only a hoarse whisper comes out
Gods of clay look down on me
turning a blind eye to my suffering
Darkness takes over
and the demons return
to torment me again
pain searing through my frail body
leave me be, I plead
only a demonic smile answers back
What is my crime, I wonder?
Being born a girl?
Born to a certain race, caste or religion?
Or simply being born?

I hope that you are aware of the Asifa Bano case. I'm not going into the details on this. The most disgusting part of this is the aftermath, where some people are trying to justify the actions of the perpetrators and make them into some kind of heroes.

Sadly, incidents such as these are happening all over the world. Race, cast or religion is immaterial.  Children are suffering all over by the same hands that are supposed to protect them. This is the unfortunate truth. Why? that is a question that I don't have an answer for. 

Day by day, my disappointment about the state of humanity rises. I know that there is a voice for good, but I feel that it's being systematically drowned out, until it's silenced. The greed of a few will ultimately spell the end for all humanity. 

As a father of a litter girl, I worry about the way things are and what they will be.


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