Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl


I am not a person who gets too engrossed and serious. 
But I can’t stop thinking about the delhi girl.
 

I am neither her gender. 
Nor from her state. 
But I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl.

I know she is now bleeding.
I know we failed in up keeping her dignity - her birthright.
I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl.

Who were these many men.
Who travelled with her in the bus.
They raped her innocence and left her stark naked. 
I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl.

Would she be crying now.
Would she be brave.
Would she be waiting impatiently
To reach her grave.
Would we allow her a decent life.
Would we not kill her again and again,  after being killed once.
O! I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl.

Would she be hungry.
Would her pain now be any less.
Would her parents be beside her.
Or would she be kept isolated in a bed.
I can’t stop thinking about the delhi girl.

Would she be fighting for justice.
Would she be too scared.
Would she be cursing herself,
That on ominous night, to venture out alone,
She should have not dared, 
Would she be hating her city,
Like the rest who are hating it for what it didn't do.
I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl.

Would she be muzzled by our society, 
The society that asks her
“to attract rape on yourself - what did you do.”
I cannot stop thinking about the delhi girl.

I can't tell you o girl - that everything is alright
I can't tell you that life would be the same.
I can't tell you that your life was never maimed. 
I can't ask you to pretend that it never happened.
I can’t stop thinking about the delhi girl.

Every page of every newspaper is sold with your distress,
I can't tell you to be brave, 
To be brave is the only option left, 
I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl.

I want to tell you that I wish to hear.
Hold you close and hear you say.
As tears would spread your gloomy eyes.
I would have nothing, to comfort nothing that may,
I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl.

I want to tell you delhi girl. 
That they did what they could and left without regret.
I know delhi girl the pain of yours is a national tamasha,
And not possible to forget.
Wish you recover, that’s our only asha.
I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl.

The day you were raped,
A little bit of me died too.
I wish to tell you delhi girl, 
I couldn't do anything for you.
I failed delhi girl.
I failed with the rest of india.
I can’t stop thinking about the delhi girl.

But I hope delhi girl.
Your pain would be the strength to dare.
To create a new india,
where criminals don't go scot free and victims like stark naked and bare.

I wish delhi girl that what happened was just a bad dream.
But how I wish things were not worse that what they seemed. 

I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl.
I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl.
I can't stop thinking about the delhi girl.


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