He poured water in her mouth

She is a long time yachting enthusiast,

A courageous, original and daring girl.

Her laughter is clearly spontaneous

And her voice often cracks like a child.

She is incalculably endearing,

Has an articulate manner

And outgoing telegenic personality.

She went to see the blue lakes of Switzerland

And the beautiful edifices of Italy.

Every night, she thought about them

Until sleep allured and captured her eyes.

She listened to the horses snorting and neighing

While carts were rattling and squealing.

While the scent of the lilac bloom rose in the air,

She felt an invisible pair of wings

Carrying her higher and higher in the sky.

Sometimes, she looked at the sky

As vaguely as a solitary dove.

A dewy luxury filled her eyes

And while she looked

At the shooting of meteor stars,

She enjoyed listening to the soft music

Of the holy sphere.

She didn’t have an over-dependence on cars and malls.

One evening, she went in a well-preserved

Natural open space amidst almond blossoms,

Cinnamon and rain-scented eglantine.

The moon was shining between the pines.

Three men came with lust overflooding their eyes,

Mouth watering with vicious saliva

And penis erect and hard like a cane.

They raped her in turns, beat her

And strangled her to a point

Just short of death.

She cried and a stranger passing by heard her.

He came, she sobbed uncontrollably

And in between sobs, she told him about her nightmare.

He held her in his arms, kissed her and looked into her eyes.

He cleaned her wounds and poured water in her mouth.

Together, beneath the great sky,

They slept till the early hours of the morning.

The following Sunday, they were happily married.

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

2 thoughts on “He poured water in her mouth

  1. Amita Paul

    Quite a saga narrated in a single short poem . The idyllic beginning and the happy ending make the horror of the rape all the more ugly .

    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      Thanks dear Amita, I am glad you understood the crux of the matter.Moreover, not all men are beasts, there are many who understand women in whatever condition they are left behind.


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