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

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

Her actions were later
Condemned….

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

Yes………….
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?

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

wigs

Shoreham by Sea, United Kingdom

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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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