Why blame only men
for all the sexual abuse,
When you were touched by a
35 year old women
On your 3rd class?
Screeched the inner 7 year old me
To the actual 25 year old me.

That rose plant
my mother watered everyday
Popped it’s bud out
awaited for it to bloom naturally
Amid the mist and fog
on a dark night
A trespasser held and squelched it
Between her fore and thumb fingers.
The moon witnessed everything
Next day,
All my mother saw was
the blossomed flower
Where it wide opened its mouth
To squall about the intruder
But my mother
Tucked it in her hair
So as to not let the fragrance out
As a dead flower
I buried myself in her hair

The 14 year old me was thin
With no salacious hip
The second dark night
had a hand of an old wolf
Between my thighs
I ran for the entire night
Whereas the wolf waited
for its prey
The moon witnessed everything

Wish I could peel
my skin off
Below my waist
Instead I wept every day
To wash their sin
that itches every corner of my bone.

My mother
Birthing to a palm full of holy water
Started walking on a mucky road
Every step she takes carelessly
Every drop she spills
And now she is about to
reach her destination
With her hand empty
Where I am slopped on road
And stomped by people
Left unnoticed
and dried.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Sujith Baskar says:


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  2. pattyspathtohealing says:

    I can’t even speak, this moved me so. I don’t know why only men are blamed, because I KNOW it ISN’T only men.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Mermaid says:

    Ugly truth of society.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. aruna3 says: much haunting feelings💔

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hey Aruna! ❤
      Thank you so much for reading'em


      1. aruna3 says:

        Be well ,my dear are always welcome🌷

        Liked by 1 person

  5. witasarmah says:

    Hey ..I got you…. How are you?? What about your that blog

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yay ! Im goooood ❤
      Yeah unfortunately I lost that blog
      How's your baby girl?


  6. Alien Poet says:

    can’t express more than painful and moving the words are,,,,..explained well..based on true story? or imaginary ?


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