Oh Lord! Is this the World that you created?
Where you yourself are not safe
Where inoffensive offspring are markedly offended
Where they can’t protest but are simply molested
Sometimes children are not able to comprehend
An inebriated kin’s glance that is lusty and adamant
Who takes an advantage of the rights and are ready to sue
Mortals attempt to fade away their innocence
Their chasteness, their life that is full of effervescence
If in this devil’s place tots are not properly protected
If in this place, the shadow of God do not reflect
Then Oh’ Lord Above! Let me die or annihilate
Because it’s unendurable for me to live and perpetuate.
©Farah Siddiqui Matin
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Farah Siddiqui Matin, born and brought up in Allahabad, is currently residing in Ireland with her scientist husband. Along with her two books ‘The Bliss of Solitude’ (2014) and ‘Like I Born in Venus’ (2015), her poems has been published in 15 anthologies, international and national magazines. She has been awarded ‘incredible women writer’. She won ‘The Best Poetess Debut Award’ (2014). Her forthcoming third poetry book is based on social issues, dedicated to Nirbhaya.