Hang Down Your Heads

Published in Countercurrent.org

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Rapes —
How many a day?
How many a week?
How many a year?

The victim stays till
Doused with kerosene and burnt
The victim stays till
Pelted with stones and killed
The victim stays till
Lynched by mobs to death

Twelve or twenty-three,
What was their fault?

Being a woman?

Beasts drawn by untasted flesh
Tempted by images drawn in unkempt brains
No longer men but La Manada or Tom Dooleys

Hang down you head

Justice evades.
We all know She is blind.

Rape remains untried
Or the Victim Dies

Why is it on the rise?

 

 

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