Voice against Violence

Basudha Modak
Posted November 16, 2020 from South Africa

I am born of a thousand dreams

I have now sewn a tapestry of my thousand dreams . 

Of what I wish and chose to do .

Why do you always silence my voice ?

Just listen with your heart for once ,and not others ears ...

I am the voice of reason ,of your future ..

I am your only chance for finding  peace ,that you fight so hard for ..

Silencing me,is quietening the realm of power .

Of sanity and humanity, all together .

Every time you make me feel pain  You are destroying not one of me ,

Actually all your generations yet  to come..

And then I rise yet again ,

Amongst all the silence ..

My voice ,is rising,a billion strong ,

Spreading like unheard  ripples ,

Over the oceans,to the rivers 

Through your streams and into your houses.

You are powerless , Now.

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Nini Mappo
Nov 17
Nov 17

Hello Basudha,
Your poem captures the detriment of violence towards women and girls, the future mothers upon which the health of all communities hinges, and how this trauma trickles into these future generations and poisons more than the primary sufferer. It really is sad, but true. It is only right that we continue to make a stand against violence on women and girls. Good on you.
I hope that you are well and safe :)

Basudha Modak
Nov 17
Nov 17

Thank u Nini .Yes I am well .My sisters aren't .
My voice and a few are still too meek to be heard .
Every single woman should join in now.We had enough

maeann
Nov 17
Nov 17

Beautiful poem Basudha :)

Tamarack Verrall
Nov 17
Nov 17

Wow, Bashuda! Powerful! This is what we need. For women to speak in unison, yes, we have had enough! Your final line "You are powerless , Now" is exactly where we need to keep our focus. For all those trying to silence us, who say our words are too strong, expecting too much, we are simply wanting to usher in the world of peace and justice that we know is not only possible, but essential. You are powerless , Now. Yes!!!

Basudha Modak
Nov 17
Nov 17

Thank you so much Tam .Every single woman i meet is tired and we need to standup together .

A powerful poem from an unstoppable empowered woman! Thank you for sharing this with us, dear sis Basudha. Wow, please keep writing and publish a book of poems soon. :D

Basudha Modak
Nov 18
Nov 18

Loveyou , dear heart .You made my day ..Yes,I will one day soon ..
It is my way of getting out my anger towards all ills surrounding women .

You have a creative outlet for anger. How wonderful you are.

Basudha Modak
Nov 27
Nov 27

Yes,it is so easy destroy and hurt ...It is tough to create and build .We women do that so easily ..