Revolting Lubna

Yosra Akasha
Posted April 15, 2013 from Sudan
Heroes are only in fairy tales, We stand helpless while we stare, Horrors are chasing women everywhere, They die, they cry & live in a nightmare, People march for a football guy, They didn't care when Nadia died, then Lubna get caught & shouted louder, Women violate orders for wearing trousers, She invited the world to attend her trial, We declared rebelling against the forced veil, Facebook campaigns & Youtube channels, Have took the women cause to another levels, They powered revolting against fundamentalists devils,

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louise Toohey
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

This is a very loud statement that I think speaks in behalf of other people in the same aspects as you. I liked it.

Yosra Akasha
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

Thanks Louise, Im happy that you liked it and the message of the poem was clear

Debra K Adams, MA
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

as poetry, activism works well! good works

Yosra Akasha
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

thanks Debra

anab87j9
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

This is such a beautiful poem and I salute you for writing it! I love how expressed Lubna's story through this point. It is very important to challenge any laws that dehumanize and oppress women, such as the Public Order Laws in Sudan, whic only curb women's freedom. Thank you

Anab

Yosra Akasha
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

Someday we will win the struggle against public order

Jampa
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

It is a beautiful piece, thanks for sharing with us. All the best, Jampa

Yosra Akasha
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 15, 2013

Im glad that you have enjoyed it, thanks Jampa

CynthiaM
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 16, 2013

Dear Yorsa,

Nice poem indeed. I have always loved arts because of its freedom. It is one medium where you get to express yourself with no restriction, no hard or fast rule. You just told a story in lyrical words, considering English is not your first language, this is a nice piece.

I believe you should write more poems...practice makes perfect, so keep sharing your story.

Cynthia.

Yosra Akasha
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 16, 2013

Ill practice more, Ive enjoyed the experience & will try to do my best

Stacey Rozen
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 17, 2013

Yosra, your words are emotive. Be proud that you wrote so expressively.

Lortoria
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 18, 2013

Your first poem?! Keep it up you clearly have a natural talent for it. I love the way you use real life events against action related metaphors.

Warm regards,

Yvette Warren
Jul 01, 2013
Jul 01, 2013

You do have a talent for poetry. Very well done.