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Till The Mind Lives Without Fear
Oh Lord! What is this world coming to?
Daily atrocities being committed
On three-month old (and even unborn) baby girls
And eighty-year old grannies, too.
Don’t these monsters have any shame
When treating women as game!
They spare not even their own kith and kin
Nor even their siblings and offspring.
Where is their conscience
Where are their morals
Don’t their hands tremble
Don’t their hearts bleed
When committing such heinous deeds?
In this land of Rama and Krishna,
Of Buddha and Gandhi
Where we revere Earth as our Mother
And pray to our Goddesses
For wisdom, wealth and strength
Why have protectors turned violators?
Why some so-called Godmen and leaders,
Brotherly and fatherly figures
In killing the trust
Of their innocent followers?
Why have rulers turned abettors ?
Why do they turn a blind eye
Towards these aggressors?
Why don’t they instill
The fear of God
In these soulless perpetrators!
Why are these demons
Allowed to go scot free
And create hell for more women
At home and on the street?
It’s high time now that the system changed,
Societal mindsets and outlooks changed.
Time for women to pick up cudgels
To defend their honour and their selves
Till the spineless government and the courts
Ensure safety and justice for the womenfolk,
Till prejudice and bias totally disappear
And the mind lives totally without fear.