HONOUR KILLING

HONOUR KILLING

A Poem by hardeep sabharwal
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Every years hundreds of girls in south asia are killed by family members when they want to marry a boy who does not belong to her caste or religion, a dialog between a father and a daughter

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Father,,
For me you are the star of my life,
the jewel of my turban, the kohinoor,
For what purpose did I send you, o daughter,
Education is for enlightenment,
Not to defame a family s pride,
You have caste out all norms,
and stamped on our family s honour,
How difficult it will be for me to find,
Matches for your siblings and walk with pride,
The only thing I can save is either my honour,
Or a daughter who wrongly decides,,

DAUGHTER,,
You are the creater of my existence,
Not only a father but also,
A guide and god like figure,
When I was a child, you were
my protective shell,
your hands were there to save from falls,
To my wishes you always complied,
what do you want? Colored pencils?
fairy dresses? Or dolls?
A freedom to choose,
A freedom to decide,
And now here is my life s greatest wish
You want the voice of my desire to fade,
Once you said, o father,
Educated minds are enlightened,,
All world has same blood,
if not caste and color,
Same god created us o father,
Choosing a soulmate is my human right,
What other will say is your only fear,
You want to put my love to an end,
the color of my blood on your hand,
Will not let you regain,
The greatness of a father,
Being human is a superior thing,
Think again, think again, think again,

© 2014 hardeep sabharwal


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Very sad concept you have revealed in the poem. Yes Hardeep it is the bitter truth. Till today it is hotly debated issue I should say. I can't take any decision of this matter it includes many oddities, for girl is accepting a new religion for the rest of her life and for father its accepting his own blood in different way. The most difficult things ti accept. But my only wish is everyone should find their humanity.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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hardeep sabharwal

6 Years Ago

very true, humanity should not be lost, and we should not forget others human rights,
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Touchy that's all I can say

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

hardeep sabharwal

6 Years Ago

Thankyou so much
Very sad concept you have revealed in the poem. Yes Hardeep it is the bitter truth. Till today it is hotly debated issue I should say. I can't take any decision of this matter it includes many oddities, for girl is accepting a new religion for the rest of her life and for father its accepting his own blood in different way. The most difficult things ti accept. But my only wish is everyone should find their humanity.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

hardeep sabharwal

6 Years Ago

very true, humanity should not be lost, and we should not forget others human rights,
Thank yo.. read more
eye opening, splendid work. indeed it need to be viewed by everyone, thanks hardeep , thanks for the RR, otherwise i would have missed it.

Posted 6 Years Ago


hardeep sabharwal

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much avanthika
This is something I have never heard before. Very eery to think of such notions. Thank you for sharing this deep, thought provoking piece

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

hardeep sabharwal

6 Years Ago

Thanks for read and review,, hope for a better world without the evils of this kind
Very powerful. Well done...

Posted 6 Years Ago


hardeep sabharwal

6 Years Ago

Thanks a lot jesse
excellent poem thank you for sharing.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

hardeep sabharwal

6 Years Ago

Thanks a lot george :)
It sickens me everytime I read or hear such a gut wrenching news. A sad reality of some people who are so deeply twisted with the racial notions, demons of creed and caste; they forget the value of life and own blood and flesh for the sake of name and respect of those who won't spare a second glance in need.
A deeply touching write Hardeep. A piece from both the perspectives drives us to understand what dwells in each's mind. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

hardeep sabharwal

6 Years Ago

Thanks a lot sindu for your review and thoughts
I loved your thought process here, there are slight errors but the powerful message is overshadowing it. I loved the piece, the two contrast thinking even if both are educated minds here.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

hardeep sabharwal

6 Years Ago

Thanks mayank a lot
"What other will say is your only fear,
You want to put my love to an end,
the color of my blood on your hand,
Will not let you regain,
The greatness of a father,
Being human is a superior thing,
Think again, think again, think again,"

This is a hard topic. Each parts of our world is different. Hard to change old ways and views. Love cannot be stopped. Color, race and belief mean little to the heart. The poem is powerful and we could drank a gallon of coffee and talk. We still won't understand why old rules and men can't change. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 6 Years Ago


hardeep sabharwal

6 Years Ago

Thankyou so much coyote for a nice review
Coyote Poetry

6 Years Ago

You are welcome.
Wow… what powerful words. So much beauty in the prose to shed a light on so black a history… I love the way you tell both sides, the way you give a charitable read to both perspectives. It humanizes the father making this inhuman choice and elevates the poor victim from ruined thing to human need.

There are a few grammar and spelling issues, but they're really minor and incapable of detracting from such moving prose.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

hardeep sabharwal

6 Years Ago

Thanks a lot for such a deep understanding of this work, I m greatful to you
MomzillaNC

6 Years Ago

You're very welcome.
MomzillaNC

6 Years Ago

Did you edit this poem? I'd already read it.

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Added on August 22, 2014
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patiala , punjab , India



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Hardeep Sabharwal describes himself as person of few words. He is one of millions of middle class Indians who do not have any ideology; they only want to live a peaceful life. The thing that hurts him.. more..

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