The female infant
once full of life
muted by fear
rants and strife.
The young girl
used and abused
her destiny refused.
The woman, beaten
dreams tossed in a bin
now prematurely in a coffin.
©Jan2018-DEN The Witness
This Dirge was inspired after I read an article (the guardian.com 11th January 2018) about a Pakistani TV News Anchor Kiran Naz who read the news with her infant child on her lap, she was paying tribute that day to the 7 year old child, Zainab who was found raped and murdered. Her body was found in a rubbish bin.
Justice for the young girl!
Zainab was not from a notably poor background and it is clear that this can happen to any child anywhere and does, we read about such tragedies in different parts of the world constantly.
Likewise teenagers and woman have suffered rape, sexual assault and other forms of abuse (physical and emotional). At times they have been murdered in the process. The news about all manner of assault and violence against the female has reached great lamentable proportions.
Justice and protection for the female!
This Dirge has three stages of a female’s life, infant/child, young girl and woman each marked with conflict and suffering.
To make a point, I intentionally placed RIP between each paragraph dividing the different stages of child hood, young girl and womanhood. What point? Each paragraph can be a stand-alone dirge as multitudes of infants/children, young girls and women have
-RIP tombstones erected due to premature deaths for such reasons
-If not physical death, a spiritual dead state ensues due to abuse or assault.
Who cares, who is listening?
Will you be a voice among a stream of voices to make it an ocean for this injustice to the female to stop. Let’s do our part if we can however we can.