Comand and Covet

Comand and Covet

A Poem by Roshan Nair
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This is a piece I wrote after I saw a documentary of destituted sex workers who live in the underbelly of most cities.I am from India & have dedicated this piece to these helpless women & their plight

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Dreaming of a light,

There seems no match for the fight.

Can I still burn in this alone?

These aren’t my sins that I atone.

 

What have I walked into?

Desolate, I now suffocate.

To place which I have no clue,

To separate, can someone please medicate?

 

I’m playing this game, helpless, I haven’t designed,

I see myself now and ever confined.

Can anything come and take me not doubting,

As I scream in my lungs,

Is there a sound you hear rousing?

 

My soul to command and covet,

I have stopped this day my regret

 

I see this glimmer,

Carpe diem before it grows dimmer,

Can I still break free off this spiral,

To what avail should I hold this title.

 

I’m climbing out of this wretched pit

Realizing this pain I carry,

To a place of skies evenly split,

To crawl out of this patch, I got to hurry

 

Find a home today,

A place where I can pray

Keeping these scars beneath me,

I watch as the time turns me gray,

Is there another way?

 

Done playing this game I haven’t devised,

I repair the now, not anymore confined.

There is someone to come and take me not doubting,

As I scream through my voice

There is a sound he hears rousing

 

Waking my soul to command and covet,

He knows no more than to breathe in my sweat.


Written By Roshan Nair
 Copyright © 2015 Roshan Nair


© 2015 Roshan Nair



Author's Note

Roshan Nair
It is a really sorry existence these women are subjected too and it quelled my heart into writing this piece...the cruel hope and the vicious circle of vices they are put through every day. I appreciate any reviews and comments you have.

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Great poem and a great point of view. Many people don't realize the vicious cycle of sex workers and sex slaves in the world. I was watching Underworld INc. and they briefly covered sex workers in Thailand that had applied for 90 day visas to come to America... they are sent to America and pimped out... when their time is up they are shipped back. The entire time it is against their will and there is not much they can do about it. Great topic to write about.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

2 Years Ago

Thanks aaron, I totally get what you're saying. Its a cruel reality and an even crueler world they'r.. read more



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Wonderful work. For some reason it made me want to listen some of ''Seether's'' songs....life is cruel, hard, but its absence - irrepleacable.

Posted 2 Years Ago


As this theme hits close to my heart.I feel the agony of this women...This reminded me of the book-Women in cages!by Vilas Sarang.This topic is so intense... I liked he image of women trying to crawl out of the bottomless pit but in vain.Once they enter this line of work there is no coming back! The way you wrote the helplessness of those women hit my gut.This is not only the case in our nation but everywhere.Women become powerless and are subjected to sell there bodies to desire rather than to sweat it for money.Its cringeworthy.I am gonna give it a 100/100 rating because as everyone here knows i am a staunch feminist.I wish all the women caught in this vicious cycle of cunning wolves would have enough power to BREAKAWAY.The end of this poem -i thought may be she has hope,but no its only bleak. :) powerful write.

~Sophy

Posted 2 Years Ago


Roshan Nair

2 Years Ago

Thanks a lot sophy.. glad you could connect so well to the peice. Thanks for the kind review. :) Che.. read more
Sophy Freebirds

2 Years Ago

:) Was a pleasure indeed
Great job writing this piece! Human is always selfish and never cares about others. Great job spotting this out and tell it to the public, they need much help.
Most of all, I like that the sentence 'Can I still burn in this alone?'. It is a great piece, cheers XD.


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

2 Years Ago

Thanks a lot luluicey :) Im gald you connected with the cause and reviewed my piece. cheers
WHAT AM I?: Nephilim WHAT AM I?: Nephilim
A teen boy gets killed, but trades his soul for another chance. He changes. A girl notices the new boy with silver eyes.
What makes this so sad and disturbing is that it happens more often that one would think. I read and article on this subject recently that was shocking. Your words are powerful and heartfelt. The last line truly gave me goosebumps. Brilliant writing Roshan. You have an amazing talent my friend.

Julie

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

2 Years Ago

Thanks for that great dose of encouragement and kindness Julie :) Im glad I could represent the issu.. read more
I really liked the topic you chose, plus the imagination you have used here can be applied to various situation. Good write!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

2 Years Ago

Thanks a lot man, glad you liked the theme and piece. cheers!
I loved the idea of this one.
I feel for those women too.
Nice job.


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

2 Years Ago

Thanks ishita :) glad you could empathize with the emotions in the piece. cheers
It is superb! bro!. The way you have written it so beautifully, it looks that you know how to play with words smartly and know how to do magic with the power of words.

What have I walked into?
Desolate, I now suffocate.
To place which I have no clue,
To separate, can someone please medicate?

I love these lines a lot. The way you express the feelings of destituted sex workers that they are forced to do this is forming an image of a despair woman walking on quite street in search of identity and a second to breathe with relief and ease and wanted to pour out all her sorrows and blames which people have putted on her in the deep water of sea. a powerful write. :)


Posted 2 Years Ago


Roshan Nair

2 Years Ago

Thanks irenic, I appreciate your kind words and admiration of the poem, yes this is a sorry state, I.. read more
irenic

2 Years Ago

Welcome :) I agree with your point :)
A Princeton study a couple of years ago stated that the part of the brain associated with tools was stimulated when male subjects were presented photos of women in less modest attire as opposed to another part of the brain stimulated when photos of the same women now dressed in modest attire were presented. What does this mean? Women have been reduced to objectification when presented in a sexual manner. In the course of history, women have been reduced to objects - not only in a sexual manner but as pawns to secure power, position and wealth. Married off, sold, forced to prostitution - treated as objects. We do not have to look at some distant land and shake our heads in disgust. What is being presented to us online and in the media today? - That women have to look and act in a certain way to attract the opposite gender? That women are not beautiful enough as they are? That fulfillment comes when you actually get a guy? There is an industry out there making women objectify themselves and making billions out of it without engaging in actual sex trade and yet, they are selling sex.
And so, you have millions of women looking at the mirror and telling themselves that they are not good enough, pretty enough, young enough, etc.
How do you change this culture of objectification? Look your sisters, daughters, wives, girlfriends, female friends in the eye and appreciate them for who they are - not how they look like. Help them realize that they can be themselves and don't have to please any man in order to be fulfilled; that they have to look within and figure out what their purpose here in life is and to pursue it without compromising their personhood and if a man comes along worthy of her that he treats her as an equal and loves her for all her strengths and weaknesses.
Cultures vary but it does not diminish the fact that women are human beings and deserve the right to be treated as such regardless of their economic or social situation in life.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

2 Years Ago

Cultures vary and sex trade has been entrenched in our global society as its oldest profession, aat .. read more
In the end we need each other … but no one should be in servitude … of any kind … when we see the grandeur of cooperation … the skies we will soar. Great write, Rohan.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roshan Nair

2 Years Ago

True words pryde... hopefully we are not blinded for too long. thank you for the review :)
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A wonderful poem of such an appalling truth. I remember reading a novel when I was a teen about what was happening to many young women and I wept for weeks.. I really commend you for writing this heart-wrenching poem.

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2 Years Ago

My husband and I have donated to the cause and it something that it is close to my heart.
Roshan Nair

2 Years Ago

Its really great you could contribute to the cause, i've done some volunteer work in the same area. .. read more
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2 Years Ago

Yes.. me too!

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Roshan Nair

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



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