Say No!

Karuna Dayal
Posted January 19, 2017 from India

I walk alone each day - even when you’re by my side. Fighting this Not once…not twice, But, over and over again, while they look at me with those eyes…. Teasing, tearing, ripping, raping eyes….. and I turn to you, to see some respite. But sadly it’s a dream, you’re not with me.

I walk alone amidst the crowd, in the lanes of life Brushed against, jostled and grabbed, its not a fleeting moment but everyday strife I SAY NO….. With rage I scream to let the scavengers know that we are more than one to SAY NO! Fighting tears of fears, veils of shame With a steely will and a steadfast frame WHAT MAKES ME THINK…… Is this storm within, Every time I face it! I shake it! to wake up again, to take a stand ALONE. Still hoping that someday you will come this way….. Embolden my action, not let me be an easy prey Standing together to SAY NO! Days pass and I wait to see there is some change You come together with me to fight back and SAY NO! To see the scavengers go!

This story was submitted in response to Standing Up.

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Jill Langhus
Jan 20, 2017
Jan 20, 2017

Hi Karuna! Welcome to World Pulse. Looking forward to more posts from you.

Karuna Dayal
Jan 21, 2017
Jan 21, 2017

Thank you so much! :-)

Jill Langhus
Jan 21, 2017
Jan 21, 2017

You're welcome:)