RAPE

Yet another Rape incident has shook the entire nation and led to widespread anger and calls for ‘Instant Justice’. The horrific crime where Dr. Priyanka Reddy was brutally raped and charred to death on the outskirts of Hyderabad has brought back the memories of Delhi’s Nirbhaya rape case. When will Enough be Enough and when will this inhumanity end remains to be seen but such cases should not be forgotten and the human life be valued above all instead of just another #Dr.PriyankaReddy.

A heinous crime
unlawful subjugation
abuse of abuses
physical, mental, emotional
spirit trampled
leaving an indelible imprint
of the fear within
the horror haunts for a lifetime

The way she dresses
the way she looks
isn't an invitation to rape her
it's the design of convoluted minds
finding expression
Oh man - look what you've made her go through
if someone had to die
it better be you

Been happening since times immemorial
when will this inhumanity end?
do away with the gag
speak up now
it's a dear life after all
not just another hashtag

STRESS’ CONFESSION

A cocktail of itinerant thoughts
a heady mixture
with a strong texture
once high on me
i guarantee a hangover
potentially it's game over

I'm a rage these days
starting as early as teens
powerful than nicotine
debilitating effects unlike anything seen
i'm toxic, mean and everything in between

Not a disease per se
but a catalyst for many
the system not in tune
from Alzheimer's to disorders like auto-immune

I'm a faithful companion
fighting me is like fighting a battalion
PTSD and it's associated mental drama
even with you post trauma

Cortisol- the stress hormone
birthed from my womb
potent to wreck havoc alone
you in your own body entombed

How to escape from my clutches
no one really has an answer to
pharmaceutical companies exploiting in my name
but can't end my game

Look inwards and love yourself
accept everything the way it is
grateful and joyful by nature
let these be your defining features
and i promise to set you free
to live a life full of glee