The Sikh Activist Network is proud to present the unedited words of Amrita Kaur of London, England in a Poem titled “A Note To The Powerless rapist”.
Writer: Amrita Kaur
Location: London, England
I think it is important that we address monsters as monsters. More often than not we look to social attitudes and norms to make sense of senseless statistics surrounding crimes. Though there is undoubtedly a place for this type of analysis, by concentrating on this, we move further away from both an understanding of the pain endured by the victim, and the evil that lurks in the perpetrator. As such, the perpetrator is the focus of my words in the poem, whose selfish impulses are a result of his own lack of self-worth and respect for life.
A Note To The Powerless rapist
A disconnected, heartless being
Consumed by a thirst for hurt,
Within you a poisoned evil lurks
Blind to a Woman’s worth.
Who you must think you are
Destroying another’s Life,
A Daughter, Sister, Mother’s Life,
you’ve sinned -
you’ll pay the price.
In the courtroom sits a Mother
Whose spawn is declared akin to the devil;
Once hopeful, her spirit is now forlorn,
Smiles forever withdrawn,
Every photograph torn,
But your loss
She will not mourn.
you long for an escape,
Welcoming death, yet
Despite your very existence
Serving no end or purpose.
Innocents’ screams haunt your tomorrows,
A festering, blinding darkness follows.
With redemption beyond the reach of a being so hollow,
Devoid of the integrity of real Men -
you face each day grudgingly,
Wishing never to wake again.
Inside a decrepit cell
you dwell, self-hating,
your transition to hell.
Powerless to seek solace in prayer -
Forever chased by your own nightmares.