Sunday, April 8, 2012

When game turned into shame! - A Haiku.

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They played with her toys
the past; Today her body
Game turned into shame

She silenced herself
Amidst nightmares, fear and dread
Who could she look upto

 Not bro, not father
Family was safe no more
She now played with fate







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Girl abuse is not limited to a bunch of strangers misbehaving with one. As i've come to read, hear and notice, these things happen in a family too. Fathers, brothers, uncles etc have been accused of sexually exploiting the girls of the family. And the girl is forced to shut up, lest her family comes to shame. What the society doesn't let a girl realize is that the shame is on the heartless people who commit this blunder and not on the female it's being subjected to! 


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I have written my post with a girl's point of view. But the opposite prevails too. Boys are also exploited by women, just that it's usually not very much talked about. One reason being, in extreme cases, the blunder shows in a girl in the form of pregnancy, where as in a boy it doesn't! The mental trauma is equally experienced by both the genders though and it's sad. Watch the movie PRECIOUS.. This movie portrays the trauma faced by a 16 year old. She has been impregnated twice by her father, and suffers long-term physical, sexual, and mental abuse from her unemployed mother.







This Haiku is written for The Heights of Haiku - April 2012. The prompt for today is 'PLAY'.






15 comments:

  1. Oh..my... what a poem.. Pranita, i take a bow. really, putting these type of 'concerns', reality, real life things into poems is the hardest thing..

    in deed, i have talked to people who went through this. and one girl who was going through this. and i saw another girl who posted for her in yahoo answers about her abusive parents and other people.

    oh..the world..so big..so diverse..
    good thoughts, which have concern for the society converge, always..

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    1. *who posted in yahoo answer for help....

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  2. and true when you said "the shame is on the heartless people who commit this blunder and not on the female it's being subjected to! "
    T.R.U.E

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    1. This is a very terrible issue, in which no amount of awareness is ever enough!!! Kaliyug... really.. ghor kaliyug!

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    2. Yes, Kaliyug. The apocalypse that no one see. apocalypse no mayan-calender-running-out-of-time, it is US, sabotaging our own SELVES.

      that is how i defined apocalypse when i gave a presentation in college..
      how narrow minded people are..
      the apocalypse is indeed coming, but its form and shape is completely blind to them. they are waiting for tsunamis and earthquakes.. poor they..
      they, we, know not that we can stop all of it.
      if.we.changed.

      on this note, I would like you to read this :
      http://blackandwhiteheart.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/humanity-reads-the-grave/

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  3. A very sensitive topic which needs to be addressed.Something people have refrained from a long long time .

    Well written.

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    1. Thank you...

      Very sensitive... at the same time... most torturous issue... both physically and mentally!

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  4. A very sobering post today. Thank you for reminding us of this dark undercurrent in our world...

    The Christ Child at Play

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    1. Wish i could do more than just remind myself and people...! Hoping for the betterment of humanity...!

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  5. Exploitation comes with a very high price that lasts a lifetime. Important message to remember and be understood ... This is my Day 8 ~~ Waiting Their Turn.

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    1. Yes.. that's true...! I can only imagine and be dreaded, i don't wanna wonder the actual plight! Sad...

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  6. Beautiful Haiku...and an important message...I'm sharing it on my FB page... :)

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    1. Thank you Sarabjeet! That's really kind of you... This should spread... We can do our bit...

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  7. What needs to change is the concept of change itself.
    This issue has been prevalent since time immemorial. People have not only become insensitive, they're deaf ears to it.
    Those who actually commit these sins, are no human.
    They're cannibals . What do we do when cannibals lose control, we put them in the prison. That is exactly what should be done with these in human uncouth people!

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    1. That's the best solution... only it doesnt happen! Hoping for the best!

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