Wings on Fire

They often had wondered
What lay beyond
The skin that they despised
The bones that they longed to crack
The flesh that didn’t need to born

They often had wondered
What goes on in the cage
Of the entrapped soul
Crying of sundered longings
Surrounded with heaps of coal

They wondered yet
What harm it is
If the wings could fly
And to let her breathe
And dream of pink skies

Instead they robbed and killed
The only thing she held dear
Others looked on
With innocent eyes
As fire consumed her spirits

She rose, a fire bird
With wings as free as they could be
Entrapped no more

It’s time to realise,
That pink is just a colour
And her wings are on fire

I’d written this poem a few months ago, to express and channel my intense sorrow and anger against the rape cases which have increased recently.

Some cases are so violent and inhuman, I can’t even begin to imagine what might the person have felt. I can only hope for the situation to get better for women, around the world.

PS. This is not to mean that men are not raped or abused, because they are. I hope humans get better.

Thank you for reading ❤️

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© Tryst with mind-31/07/2020

28 thoughts on “Wings on Fire

  1. It’s time to realise,
    That pink is just a colour
    And her wings are on fire

    Ooof!! Ramyani never ceases to amaze me. 🥺🥺🥺♥️♥️♥️Such Beautiful.

    I support this 10000%% ♥️♥️♥️🌺

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  2. Rape and sexual assault were pandemic long before the SARs virus arrived on the scene — and yet people have only recently begun to grasp the scope of the violence. Gradually, though, I think progress is being made. The fact that there is a culture — a people — on this planet where rape is so rare than they do not even have a word for it should make us realize that we don’t have to put up with it. That’s the Na people of Southern China, by the way. Often called the Mosuo. They prove we can fight back — and if we do so long enough and hard enough — we will win.

    That was an extraordinarily powerful poem. Thank you for sharing that.

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    1. Thank you so much Paul, for sharing your thoughts. I am delighted to know about the Na people of South China. This does give me hope that a better world may be waiting for us in the future.

      Thank you for reading my poem. It means a lot to me ❤️


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