Everyday this week there have been reports of minors being raped,
But the one in a temple dedicated to a goddess, caused the most heart ache,
For a place where a woman is worshiped in the form of god,
Became a place where a small girl was trapped and brutally mauled.
Let’s blame porn and modern culture,
For turning our men into hungry vultures.
A woman’s body is something for men to ogle,
While women find loving and respecting their own body a daily struggle.
It wasn’t long ago that they showed in our movies,
A man chasing after a woman just to make it more groovy.
A man forcing a woman to love him was glorified,
What was scarier… it left nobody horrified.
While this culture hasn’t died down completely,
At-least sex is not depicted in the form of two flowers discreetly,
Today’s Actors and Actresses hold dharnas and protests,
And yet hesitate to open about people who forced them into a compromised state.
Why do we find it easier to stand up for other victims of Rape,
But when it comes to our own experiences we cover our mouths with Tapes.
We like to believe that rape exists far away from us,
Taking every precaution while travelling by train or by bus,
Yet 90% of the rapists that commit the crime,
Are people known to the victim for a very long time.
Oh but we have grown so much as a nation,
From blaming a woman for putting herself in this situation,
Today rape is just…. something that happens,
So don’t let your spirits dampen.
Is it that the number of Rape cases in our country has gone up,
Or its just that there are more people today who are speaking up.
The land where once Kamasutra originated,
Today we uphold traditions and laws completely outdated.
Country with the second largest population,
And over 2 million people with aids living in our nation,
Oh god why talk of sex let’s just shroud it in mist,
And deny the very reason we exist.
Giving death sentences at the fall of a judge’s Mallet will punish the offenders,
But rapes wont stop happening as long as people back molesters,
The day that rape will stop being the norm,
Will be the day when sex stops being a taboo and is discussed in all its shapes and forms.