Here’s an evocative, woman-centric poem by Sudeshna, for Different Truths.
How honourable is thy honour?
Is it something found in a corner?
So let the candle burn in a glow
Let the fire simmer to a low
Oh! Girl you chose the easy way out
Flaunt your beauty to the louts
Ill equipped to deal with life’s blow
You defied to go against the flow
Born a woman, given no skills
Perfect were you for the kill
Made famous by leering eyes
Your incandescent light was left to die
Mocking at your bold defiance
In cahoots was their compliance
Your folly was to love life
Taking on the rogues at the edge of the knife
Shallow vacuous desires all
Ignorant idlers conspired tall
What you did for a living was demeaning
What others did for you was so ennobling?
Laid low by your own
Whom you gave all without a moan
Silenced dignity wrapped in a shroud
Ahh! They all are jubilantly proud
Drugged and asphyxiated in your sleep
Hideous Humanity’s quantum leap
Is honour only restricted to women?
Carnal bestiality worn by keeper’s men
Strange are the ways of normal men
Cowards in their lairs and their dens!
Pix from the Net.