We query?
We query
Are we the poor eaters of the forbidden fruit in Eden?
Are we the rods in pickle for eating the forbidden fruit?
Who are the rulers of our destiny?
Are we the victims of war?
Rape
Harassment
Molestation,
Discrimination,
Marginalization
Militarization
Globalization
Materialization

We ask
Are we the objects of
Oppression
Suppression
Repression
Depression
We pray
Oh…. Mother of Justice
Our lives are barren with full of pain
We are innocent parties found guilty
Our lives are locked up in a dungeon
Listen to the agonies in our fragmented lives
Help us to jump over the rampart
We plead
Your Ladyship
Open your gagged mouth
Let your eyes not be blindfolded
We appeal
Raise the spirits of your life with energy
Use your supreme inordinate power
Enlighten our weeping souls
We beseech you
Raise your sword to protect us
Summon us to rest our cold souls
Under the cloak of your affection

July 2003


Shamila