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POEM :: A Note To The Powerless Rapist

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POEM :: A Note To The Powerless Rapist

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”.

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Writer: Amrita Kaur
Location: London, England

Motivation:

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Smiles forever withdrawn,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

you’re undeserved.

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,

Awaiting

your transition to hell.

Powerless to seek solace in prayer -

Forever chased by your own nightmares.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Louise January 6, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I have just come across this website.Good to see this issue addressed- very powerful poem indeed, and hope to see more.

  2. Anonymous January 6, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Don’t stop writing.

  3. rajdeep January 7, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Very deep, a great piece. I agree do not stop writing.

  4. Jasdeep Singh January 29, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Very good read.interesting play with words. And I agree, monsters are monsters, no matter where you find them.

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