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a poem by Patricia Dsouza

Childhood is precious!
That’s what they say;
Many want to relive it every day.

When I look back at the shadows of the night;
My soul trembled and my heart remembered that awful SIGHT!

My helplessness is what I blame;
But why didn’t anyone understand my SHAME?

Now I look beyond those shadows, running wild;
So that I can save another soul who is just a CHILD!

So that I can save another soul who is just a CHILD!

(In tribute of Child abuse)


a poem by Swapna Gopinath

Fixed in a moment of agony
Of pain and shame and fear
Revisiting the moment
Regurgitating the vomit
Belonging to a sick soul
My body resists and recalls
To redeem myself is impossible
With breasts that’s grown fuller
With disturbed pangs of pleasure
The shame of his sin returns
Tormenting me, forcibly
Ageing skin and failing vision
Refuse to let go of the moment
Laughter clubs, yoga clinics
Myriad ways of escape
May be, a hand that feels the pain
Will fight the demons away… May be?