ಕೊರೊನಾ ಅಪ್ಡೇಟ್ಸ್ (ಭಾರತ)
You caught me
You held me hell tight
I gasped for air
You stripped and shred my clothes
Shunned my consent
Invaded my body, destroying my vagina.
Forced your head between my breasts
Crushing my lips
Made my mind wither in anxiety and my body weak
I was so powerless
Though I kept screaming NO, making it clear, I didn’t want it, You forced it all onto me.
Were those not enough, you set me on fire alive
I left my last breath praying no girl ever goes through this.
You tell my dress tempted you
You tell my curves tempted you
You tell my looks tempted you
At last, you tell I was a girl
And that, tempted you.
But listen up monster, I tell you, it happened, because, you couldn’t control your lust under your zipper.
And now, I sit here broken, waiting and watching theh show of justice.
Oh society, You tell me the stories of Kaali and Durga;
But why didn’t you tell your son
About that “Ravana” who understood the simple word “consent” ages back.
And “Krishna” who was there protecting draupadi without thinking twice when she called him to help her, when monsters had their hands on her”.
Your penal law says,
Only 14 years of jail for this heinous crime.
Can it take back the pain I’ve gone through,
Can it bring me my life back which was destroyed in just 14 minutes.
Ah, there you sit calling yourself a man, hesitating to give me my justice.
Today, you’ve failed as a human being.