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Humanities cruelty..... in the name of honour?

He smiled and spoke with her
She responded with smiles and words

Her actions were later

A life hath gone
Buried deep below
Shovels filled the hole
From where she was to go
From this life
To the next
Just because they thought
She might have had unadulterated sex

She had dishonoured the family
And for her sins
She was to be sacrificed
By her next of kin

Was there one shovel
Or more
Filling the hole
Her body bore
Who was the judge
The jury
Who deemed this poor girl
In life they should bury

Her breath got shorter
As the shovels worked harder
There was no inducement
For the pain to feel lighter

In her lungs they found
The evidence
Filled with the soil
It made no sense

For her alleged crime
They buried her alive

In this world there is humanity
That would never allow such insanity
But in this world there are those
That encourage such insane cruelty
To be afflicted on others
By one another
But I wonder whether
If they ask themselves
Would they volunteer to die in such way
As a human sacrifice

To feel each grain of soil
Slipping down their throat
As they try to breathe
Their lungs do bloat
Would they really want to give up life
As a human scarifice

Does it really restore
The ‘family honour’
To bury alive a loved one
Beneath the floor?

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Sorry if this is a hard hitting piece….. but I saw a news report the other day which I really can’t get out of my head….

I can’t understand why and how humans can be so cruel… how punishment can be so gruesome… why, why, why I keep asking myself…..

I just can’t get the disturbing image of this poor 16 year old girl, hands tied behind her back being buried alive out of my mind…. there is just no reasonable reasoning in this day and age for such barbaric behaviour!!!!

In my opinion…….

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  • oscarelizondo
    oscarelizondoalmost 5 years ago

    There is no excuse for it, yet we seem to turn the head the other way sometimes when little things matter the most and nothing is done. Kind words are yes spoken now a days and so some people get turned off, pressures mound and then animals are created to care this unearthly sin. Been happening for ages, we thought we were making gains in human rights, but corruption of the human mind continues to be a deasease, you have spoken well, your write has so much power to open the eyes if only these devils knew how to read, perhaps they would see that love still is here, no need to treat others in the form that hate ruins their lifes, that you for speaking your mind, you had every right to want to help. Thank you on this wonderful message, let it be said, someone will hear, I did.

  • Thank you Oscar, I am still incensed after days of the horrific story and felt the need to download my feelings….thank you for listening and you thoughtful comments…,much love x

    – wigs

  • Tomi10
    Tomi10almost 5 years ago

    I did read of this horrific murder. I am abhorred of the suffering her family inflicted in a so called name of honour.

  • thank you Tom for listening….

    – wigs

  • janeymac
    janeymacalmost 5 years ago

    why is life so cheap? Wigs i am sickened at the thought of this girl’s needless suffering and worst still at the hands of those she no doubt loved and respected. Poor kid …what a waste
    I am gutted by this , hugs to you hope you are alright Jane xx

  • I am ok Jane, just sickened by such dreadful and unnecessary torture….. thank you x

    – wigs

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...almost 5 years ago

    She was probably murdered by those that raped her !!!

  • Maybe….I wonder what happens to the man in the society that accepts this behaviour…. is he punished?

    – wigs

  • dtomw
    dtomwalmost 5 years ago

    Where and when did this occur, wigs? and was it one of those so-called “family honour killings?”

  • Hi there …it was on the BBC News
    and yes it was allegedly an honour killing….

    – wigs

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestalmost 5 years ago

    Ohh I read of this honor killings and I am like you it haunts me….there are parts of our world where there is a web of darkness that keeps the new age of light shining…. It helps to write these things out and bring them into the world. Like Gregory said….it was likely what happened… :O(

  • thank you …. as you can probably tell i felt quite strongly on this story…. and just the mere fact it was probably a family member chosen to do the deed makes it even more horrific in itself…

    – wigs

  • dtomw
    dtomwalmost 5 years ago

    OK…hmmm….well, I guess I should really chose my words just a little carefully here. But I won’t. Here goes nothing, as they say.
    By the way, I am very well travelled and have lived in several countries and cultures, and am completely and utterly non biased, non racist, non religous, and very cultured, worldly and open minded.
    BUT any animal who tortures and murders his or her daughter in such a vile manner deserves to be buried alive in his own excrement and have his or her brain exhibited later in a museum as a curiosity.
    And any kind of throwback culture. religion or sentiment that has spawned, or nutured, or tolerated such disgusting behaviour needs to be dragged or, better, kicked into the modern age.
    I am sick and tired of hand wringers who don’t have enough respect for themselves, and what’s good and decent and human, who enjoy the best of human rights themselves and then happily cancel others’ human rights by doing nothing, or saying nothing, or mouthing crap about international law and civil rights, to stop this monstrous evil that has generated the infinitely cruel crushing of human rights for others. There. I’ve said it. Finally. Thanks, wigs.

  • I know totally where you’re coming from, I am non biased, non racist, non religous, and very cultured, worldly and open minded…however…. sometimes there are just things that get to me so much and I need to speak out….. I never saw any pictures but there is a picture in my mind that is haunting… she was only 16, in our world not even an adult…. and it was HER family that allegedly killed her… where is the honour in murdering a member of your own family…someone too young really to understand, I bet the male involved was older and knew what the result of his actions were!!!!…. there that’s my bit said too!!!!!

    – wigs

  • dtomw
    dtomwalmost 5 years ago

    PS If I have offended anyone, bad luck. In fact, if I’ve offended anyone, great. The least I could do for that poor, innocent girl

  • you said it…… at 16 she did not murder, maim or kill anyone (at least not proven)…. she could just have spoken to a man….. I thought very hard about publishing this write, but i live in a free society where I am allowed to speak freely and if i can for those who can’t then so be it….. I could not image for one minute living in a society where i am conditioned to only speak with those i am allowed…. it is very sad

    – wigs

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonalmost 5 years ago

    This is a heart wrenching story, So very very sad indeed!this practice is intolerable and should be stampted out! I have heard of this happening before,and to think that this practice was banned in Turkey in the 1920’s;does not say much for the human right’s activist’s does it!


  • I agree Kevin and it did happen in Turkey last year…..allegedly!!!!!!! human rights activists do brilliant job, but what they can’t do is change deep inbedded cultures…. they can only bring them to our attention….. its the governments that need to do more

    – wigs

  • littlestmonkey
    littlestmonkeyalmost 5 years ago

    I’m outraged and agreed totally with dtomw’s comment (and the other comments), so no need to repeat what was said…..a definite fave, and I know others are outraged, I pray steps are being taken to stop this tradition in our countries…..regards, Maureen. ♥

  • hello littlesmonkeys (cool name Maureen!) and thank you.. x

    – wigs

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