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You are not a person but a slave
You belong to men, and you must behave
You do not make choices,
But rather choices are made for you
You are not worthy until you prove you can do
You are to bear children, to wait on hand and foot
You clean the home, on your knees wiping away dirt and soot
You cover yourself from head to toe
Don't bare skin, or you'll be punished for show
You are to marry as you are told
You are to love the chosen man, till you grow old
But if you break your vow, your sacred duty to god
You will be killed, raped, dismembered as others applaud
You break the family's honor and the family will take it back
Every feature, every shade of makeup is under attack
If you flirt, fall in love, divorce, have pre-marital sex, disobey in any way
You will take your last breath, your last everything on that very same day
You are beholden to your perception, to your every last move
You must do as you are told from the day you are born, you must prove
Prove you are worthy to live, or else you are a goner
They will take your life, take your will, to take back their "Honor"
"Every year at least 5,000 women are killed in the world from honor killings. If they divorce abusive husbands, they have sex before marriage, have an affair, dress "inappropriately", speak up, defy their husbands, brothers, fathers, they are killed. Women in the middle east are being killed for the slightest improprieties. A girl who flirted, and touched another boy was stabbed to death by her father. A 28 year old woman in Pakistan was killed by her mother and another man for seeking a divorce from her abusive husband of 10 years.
A 22 year old mother of two in kolkata, India ran away to live with an old friend, to escape her abusive husband of 8 years (she married at 14), and was later beheaded in public by her brother. Who took her severed head to a police station with pride and turned himself in. He said, he wanted to regain his families "honor" for his sisters indiscretions. Another 15 year old girl was killed for being "raped" by another man. Her family felt she brought shame on them for loosing her virginity to a man before marriage. Many Honor Killings are not reported, leaving it hard to put a precise number on annual victims.
Of the victims who are reported, they are reported as being, raped, dismembered, buried alive, burned, stabbed, electrocuted, beheaded, and hung. For the slightest indiscretion a woman will be brutally killed and left on public display all for the sake of one word, "Honor"." - HanMan
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HanMan's Unpopular GemsPoetry
A Collection of my least popular poems. The ones that didn't receive the most reads, votes, and comments, but have a special place in my heart. They aren't the most popular but they are true gems.