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So tragic, people do anything and everything these days!
Oh! That is so tragic 😦 beautifully written.
Ah! It’s horrible how the race for power and elections lead to such incidents.
When I hear of stories like this..it makes sad to think that most Westerners do not exercise their right to vote. Some countries have had to make it compulsory because people just cannot be bothered.
A working brain is stressful during what the news broadcasts are bringing us these days, my friend. Our minds cant hold it…..I dont watch the politics as they are too frightening. I like that you quote Michael Moore who is one of my heroes. That brave young woman, to cast her vote, refusing to be stopped. Unimaginable that her three year old was beaten to intimidate her. What a strange world this is becoming.
I wonder if I would have that courage to insist on freedom no matter the punishment? Powerful poem with a “Lungful of free air.”
What a very sad story, Sumana. People should be able to vote unharassed and unharmed.
Hard write I think–sometimes we have to find that spot inside us where courage resides
You’re right.. watching TV is truly heartbreaking these days. Another horrific tale of greed and power.
Excellent poem – horrifying yet inspiring tale.
Democracy that hard fought privilege sadly is not easy to partake in, in some parts of the world. Wish we could see more good news coverage on TV.
The imagery also made me think of giving birth – and literally coming out into the light – yes..brave women often get overlooked in mainstream news..i am glad she is honoured here
Many of us are so fortunate to live where we do and to have the freedoms we have.
Freedom is not free, it seems.
Horrifying incidence… Haven’t seen any other party resort to this much violence in recent history!! Sometimes humans behave worst than animals..
Beautifully expressed… , Sumana!
What a pity! That the innocent are surrounded by goons.Very lovely lines,Sumana.
A powerful poem Sumana….gripping and sad yet beautifully written.
Thank you for this tribute to a courageous woman.
To be free comes at a cost and often that cost is our life. What use is a life of slavery and confinement – better to die free and with one’s principles intact. But how much courage is needed for that!
Beautiful and powerful, Sumana.
And we are sadly cowed by these stick bearing bullies.