Poetry

April 13, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Ashi Kalim

 

 

 

Freedom From Bravery

 

(A mentally harassed Kashmiri Adolescent Girl)

 

A Tribute to #asifa, an Eight year old girl who was sexually assaulted for days and murdered in Kashmir

We raise our voice against the proletariat government

 

 

A clean clear sky

A valley so high

Showering clouds

Blessing breeze

I was off for school

Back I came

With terror in eyes

They stood on my head

Arguing and interrogating

Insane, bizarre questions

On to which

I resisted

They threw my

Books, bags and packs

My Holy book

Torn into pieces

The ‘code of life’

Was lying dead!

Slowly and gradually

They unfurled the almirah

Took out

Bra, Panty and Pads

My Old Dad stood

Lunatic

They peeled me naked

I shivered

It was so icky

That I was psychotic

They did me nothing

But harassed me mentally

I stood skittish as a bird

The emptous sensuality

I behaved as a tigress

Wanted to

Pelt them with stones

But

They moved away

But carried away

My chastity,

My clear conscious

My guiltiness

Yes, they rape

Me daily

Emotionally,

Gravely,

Unsafely,

Unduly,

And Beastly!!

 

 

 

 

 

Ashi Kalim

ASHI KALIM is a homemaker, avid traveller and an explorer. She is a novelist, poetess and a content writer at www.allaboutlives.com

She is a writer of HISTORICAL FICTION genre. Her recent Novel is titled “The Day Before…I Died”

MATRYOSHKA in East Internationally. It’s a lesser know true love story of DICTATOR  JOSEF STALIN’S DAUGHTER.

Her poetry has already been published in Writing bee and Elysian literary Journal. Her poems find their space too on international level. She keeps writing for world peace, the need of the hour.

She is an orator and an activist too. She speaks her mind through her pen and participation in various social causes. Her leisure time is spent with books, sketching, her kids and plants.

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