Monday, October 4, 2010

::Oppression::

Oppression

In tumultuous times,
of cruelty and oppression,
she rose above the
slaved crowd,
through lashes and
stones of hatred,
by so called
guardians of faith,
she succumbed to gashes,
by society's whip,

What right they have
to rewrite their lives
or bind them through
blinded beliefs.
Or clip their wings
before they unfurl.

I was reviewing A thousand Splendid suns , when the above thoughts came to my mind. Its a haunting tale of two women struggling and battling with life, in the pitiful state of Afghanistan.



14 comments:

  1. while reading, they were the most painful pages to go through..

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  2. yes opression is awful , great post dear xxx

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  3. it is difficult for us to understand the pain and cruelty they are forced to endure.
    You did really well to highlight it the way you did

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  4. salutes to the spirits of these extraordinary beings.

    trisha
    http://mydomainpvt.wordpress.com/

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  5. love it,
    speak out, no fear...

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  6. the poem is indeed powerful and thought provoking ... i have read the book ...and can understand what made u wrote..

    amazing..!!

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  7. Nice..beautifully crafted the poem in a touching one..Brave

    http://www.indiblogger.in/indipost.php?post=34845
    do read it!

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  8. it seems you are on a long vacation. have fun and be back soon.

    trisha
    mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

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  9. very well said..
    Yes..there are human beings who struggle for their basic rights..fighting the oppression..

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  10. Very well put . And I can relate it with the book . Nice share.

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  11. WOW RajLakshmi,
    what heart rending words. And they come to your mind that easily!
    I have read that wonderful book and I feel your poem does more justice to the story than any other review! Superb...:D

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  12. Rightly said, although I haven't read the book yet. No one should be a victim of oppression. But in reality, most Indian girls are under some form and degree of oppression and it is really sad that they can hardly talk about it.

    ~Punam

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  13. This blog is a poetry wagon..alright!! :) Loved the words..

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