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(In memory of Rawan*)

Your excruciating suffering, my little angel, has ripped my heart
Thus apathetic before the robbing of your life can I remain no more
As the ashes of your dreams and aspirations have blackened my path 
So unable my way to find I am for faith in humanity is fainting away!

© Demetrios Trifiatis
  15 SEPTEMBER 2013   

*A few days ago, Rawan, an eight-year-old Yemeni girl was forced by her parents
 to marry a man five times her age. On her “wedding night (mare)”, her fragile 
tender body could not withstand the beastly consummation of her marriage so she
died because of that.
Thousands of little girls every year go through the same nightmarish experience 
some survive and some do not. 

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  1. Date: 9/16/2013 2:02:00 PM
    How sad to read something like this. I know that things like this happen, but I missed this. where did this happened? Here They arrested a manand his girlfriend, because they had sexually abused and beatten her two year old daughter. She died. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

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    Date: 9/16/2013 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Lucy for caring! This has happened in Yemen and it seems it happens to many countries! Your story also is a tragic one and many more stories unfortunately take place every day all over the world. Beasts are everywhere! Thank you for visiting. Take good care!
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 1:44:00 AM
    I read this earlier, my dear poet, and I shared the story with my family who was over for breakfast. A busy day...Do not be disappointed in us, my dear. I am horrified by this...Horrified. How could he be such a brute? It was so difficult to read for my beautiful neice is only seven, and as I looked at her yesterday...I could not even begin to imagine...Poor Rawan....One day mercy WILL be meted out! We hold on till then. Great writing on such an important topic. Your heart of love moves me...

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    Date: 9/16/2013 2:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Unfortunately there are so many BRUTES around the world and my heart is bleeding for the women and little girls that suffer because of these BEASTS! Being born in a family with six sisters I am extreeeemely sensitive when it comes to the abuse of women! Thank you for your comment and your interest, although I expected more from the woman population! God bless you!
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 3:26:00 PM
    - Yeah, talk about nightmares and a life for a child ..... be used to "birth machine" for old men. - This is a topic people should put an end to! - Proficient written dear friend Demetrios !- Wishing you a nice Sunday. - See you in the new week! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 9/15/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my dear, Anne-Lise. I was about to give up hope that a lady might express her sorrow and her support for our little angel, fortunately you are here and by doing so you have saved the day for all ladies! God bless you and the rest of ladies and may God keep you safe! Thank you for your kind comment!
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 5:37:00 AM
    What a terrible occurrence that has happened there my friend, it saddens me so much that things like this happens in today's society! It's a great poem my friend! I really enjoyed reading this illustrious poem here this morning! What a terrific piece what terrible subject but told quite magnificently! Great Work!!

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    Date: 9/15/2013 1:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My dearest, dearest friend thank you for caring! I thought the ladies would be the first to react and show their support BUT what an irony! No-one even commented ......I just wonder why?????? I love them anyway, may God keep them well!
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:26:00 AM
    The name Rawan is a character in Hindu scriptures. But when I read the poem, it's a girl's name. Anyway, you have penned it well with emotions and feelings, Demetrios

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    Date: 9/15/2013 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Dr. Ram for your comment! Very kind of you!