Black–to Braveheart–the Delhi victim


Why wear black?

To show you mourn

To let the world know

That you care or

To be with it, them, that

Black was the hearts

That ripped a soul apart

Black was the law

That stood witness not acting

Black was the authority

That could not connect

Black were the souls

That took advantage

Of a woman’s vastraharan

Black were the blind

Silent, superficial humans

Who talked Dharma

Who shed crocodile tears

Hidden behind

Their carapaces

Of pelf and power

I hate black

For how many souls

Stripped of dignity, of self, of life

Can I mourn with black

I will not wear black

To weep for a Braveheart

For today

I and my gender are Black

About padmum

You could call me Dame Quixote! I tilt at windmills. I have an opinion on most matters. What I don't have, my husband Raju has in plenty. Writer and story teller, columnist and contributer of articles, blogs, poems, travelogues and essays to Chennai newspapers, national magazines and websites, I review and edit books for publishers and have specialized as a Culinary Editor and contributed content, edited and collaborated on Cookbooks. My other major interest used to be acting on Tamil and English stage, Indian cinema and TV. I am a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff and write about India's heritage, culture and traditions. I am interested in Vedanta nowadays. I am now an Armchair traveller/opinionator/busybody!
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3 Responses to Black–to Braveheart–the Delhi victim

  1. rummuser says:

    I join you.


  2. Grannymar says:

    I feel your pain, but In my part of the world black is a sign of mourning.


  3. Maria says:

    Me too. But there are so many attacks here – I am so glad that people are waking up and taking notice. At last.


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