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NO MORE EXCUSES

For pot-bellied uncles staring shamelessly For lechers ogling, whistling by the road side For exploiting girls and killing ruthlessly For chauvinistic men forcing female foeticide, Now, no more clumsy lame excuses. For game-seeking loafers and perverts at bus-stands For all powerful molesters who got to get away For masochistic husbands wielding an upper hand For "she asked for it", these words who say, Now, no more clumsy lame excuses. For those who believe, a girl should lower her eyes For those who expect women not to answer back For those who feel show of oppressive strength is nice For those who think its core and courage we lack Now, no more clumsy lame excuses. For now, we press for policies of zero tolerance For now, we shall rise like a phoenix, to carve a niche For now, after much suffering, we ran out of patience For now, we are out to eradicate the cancer of social psyche So, No more clumsy lame excuses. * the roots of the crime against women, rape, are deeply embroiled in the social psyche wherein at every stage the women are considered as lesser beings and perpetrators are always more likely to get away and with this confidence are the atrocities meted out. We need policies of zero tolerance and a multi pronged approach towards the issue.

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  1. Date: 1/18/2013 1:16:00 PM

    Profound write, Yesha! We must tell our daughters early enough before they begin middle school...they are equal to men in the sight of God, who is Just...who gave gifts to all of us to compliment each other, not "lord" it over the other sex. Great job! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 11:52:00 PM

    YES< this one is such an important statement to make, Yesha. In light of everything happening in the world. VERY good. And it's so nice to see you. I just get so busy back at School and time goes so fast sometimes not seeing some of my poet friends as much!

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 5:22:00 AM

    Yesha , awesome poem ,we need for all womenhood to stand up and say no more will we be treated in this way. Hugs my friend Anne

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 12:00:00 PM

    Yesha, congrats~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 3:09:00 PM

    So glad this empowered write took a top spot! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 8:28:00 PM

    Congrats Yesha on your special win, I loved this poem from the start, xxx

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 8:10:00 PM

    you are so right Yesha and said it eloquently. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:51:00 PM

    Yesha, nice to see you on Susan's winning list... always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 2:04:00 PM

    Wow, Yesha...very powerful and inspiring write and I totally agree of course...I get the feeling from your note at the bottom that you are personally involved in this worthy cause...congratulations to you - Tim

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 7:49:00 AM

    excellent poem.equality should not be in words but in actions.Real education is not in earning bucks but treating your fellow beings well.

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 11:07:00 PM

    Yesha as one who has first hand knowledge of your culture and experiences , I know it will be a hard road but well worth the travel to change archaic behaviour. You seem more enlightened than most, so lead the battle.Liked the poem.

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 3:43:00 PM

    A fine write, raise the banner high, equality under the law is where to start BUT men controll the law and so will NOT equaliz it [sigh] Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 11:27:00 AM

    yes, indeed, Yesha - there should be zero tolerance here

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 7:22:00 AM

    Excellent write Yesha, it is delivered in confidence and beauty, two qualities every woman should never be ashamed of, thank you for sharing, love to you always, Rose

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 9:12:00 AM

    Yesha love this and I am with you all the way...David