I died a thousand death
when in the open field
my body was ravaged by savages,
they stripped me to my bones
Jeered at me, made a public spectacle out of my bleeding body.
They touched my forced nakedness with their polluted hands,
tears dried in my aching bones.
Mother earth wept silently
When the sons of her soil dragged her daughter to the slaughter,
I thought they were my brothers
but there was none in the crowd of hundreds.
The more I begged to be spared,
the more they exploited me.
I am a victim of perversion-
Politics of men turned me into a battleground
to be trampled, stomped and belittled.
My sense of dignity snatched forever by their barbarity,
their abominable act reveals
they are demons in human form.
In solidarity #women#manipur
Bobita Rai, based in Dimapur, Nagaland, is an English poet. She is a conscious and perceptive observer of human life and believes poetry to be a cognitive portal that challenges one to delve deeper into suppressed ideas, muted thoughts, numbed emotions and hence reflect our priceless existence.
She is the author of the poetry book “mirrors” Which was published in Dec 2022.