Why Me?

Tragic tales of two little girls who suffered physical abuse at a young age…in one case it was a stranger and in the other, a relative…Makes me sick hearing about such twisted people in our society…


Why ME?

Why did he single me out?
Why did he come after me?
Why do you think he followed me home?
Why did he grope me?

Did I invite his advances?
Was I bad, was I flirty?
Did I give him the come hither look?
Or was I dirty?

I feel unwashed even after a thousand showers,
I feel unclean even after changing my clothes,
Countless times.
I feel dirty in a spotless dress,
I feel trapped in this claustrophobic,
Vastness of shame and hurt,
Grief and pain.
I feel nothing.


He was the enemy within the four walls,
Of our home.
He was a guest, a friend
of the family.
He turned out to be a louse.
He abused our hospitality,
And committed a heinous crime,
He cut the roots of the tender plant,
before its prime.
My confidence was betrayed,
I feel let down and undone.

He is a monster, a molester,
A demon, a fiend,
An atrocious and pathetic excuse,
for a human being.
A heartless thing.
He will suffer, he will pay,
He will rue the day,
He took the innocence,
Of a little girl away.
He will suffer, he will pay.



Sulekha Rawat

Will Embrace Life

When you walk into my life,
I will start to live, I promise.
Will no longer look at the world,
With a stranger’s indifferent eyes,
But will embrace it all like a,
long lost lover.

Your coming will put an end to,
my suffering and pain.
Will banish all grief from my heart,
The sight of your beloved face,
will thaw the frozen emotions
and make me want to live again.

I am living in a limbo since you left,
Unsure of the passage of time,
Surviving each day and night, barely,
Clutching at life by my fingertips.
My fragile hold on life slipping..

The frayed edges, of my mind,
Threaten to come undone.
Am holding it all together,
In the hope of seeing you arrive.
My eyes seek out yours,
In the sea of strangers.