Honor Killings


Joined May 2008

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This is another of the flowers from my show and poems for her.

I was Moved to tears by a story on CNN news.
My life’s been an open book and I respect everyone I don’t care what your color or your religion.
We all are different what I care about is the essence of the person.
I find a place in my heart for everyone but when I hear these type’s of story’s I have to think again.
These story’s make me wonder just who a person is.
Do I have any idea who they are or what they might do?
In some places some lifestyle’s scare you half to death.
And then I wonder if its possible to even be their friend?
This is one of these story’s that make me wonder how wide the gap is between some of us!
And how do we go about closing it or if its possible?

As I sat and watched the CNN news while lying in my bed.
I watched a young girl very young hiding in a closet.
And there she was with phone in hand making a short video.
And what she said rocked my brain as I listed to her words.
she said her family would kill her out of honor because she loved another.
As she whispered in the phone she told her sad sad story.
She fell in love with someone that the family never chose.
They had a man that they arranged that she was supposed to marry.
They told her that the man she loved was not what they arranged.
And if this man was who she wanted her life would end real soon.
Her young life would be over soon taken by their hands.
As I sat and watched this little girl tell me her sad story.
I looked at her and she’s not more than twenty.
I couldn’t stop the tears from running down my face.
Hiding in a closet with phone in hand afraid that they would kill her.
I asked myself if this was true how could a father do this.
And then the story went much farther on the morning news.
My mind was in a groggy state trying to comprehend this.
Why in the world would this father do to his lovely daughter.
I lived all over the world and never had a clue.
That this was the way that some cultures silenced their stubborn daughters.
Honor killings thats what its called to bring back honor to the family.
What honor had she taken away because she loved another?
I tried to get a grip on this what had this poor girl done?
She fell in love with someone that the father did not approve.
And then he went and had someone kill his fine young daughter!
I sat and cried as her pretty face stood before my eyes.
I tried to think what kind of man would kill his little daughter.
And there she was with phone in hand crying into it.
I sat and looked at her pretty face and saw she was afraid.
And then the men that her daddy hired came and kidnapped her.
They found her body all cut up in a small suitcase.
I sat and watched this horror story on CNN news.
Its been two days since I last saw it and when I think of her I cry.
What type of person kills their daughter because she fell in love.
She didn’t want to have a man she felt nothing for.
What madness is this when a man can simply take a life?
Its not like he’s in a war and needs to or he dies.
What type of person can kill their child because she loved another.
His little baby that he said he loved is lying in a box.
What type of man will order someone to kill his lovely daughter?
Then go to sleep next to his wife the one who bore this child.
What type of wife would let her man do this to her own baby?
I sit and try to comprehend but my mind can’t find away, to understand this horror.
So I ask myself how can I ever start to understand a culture that allows this killing to happen to a child.
How can I say I’d like to know you even though your different.
With this attitude you make me wonder if your even human.
This story’s real its not made up and it happens all the time.
That fathers walking the streets right now he has his honor back.
Not one moments in jail did he go this monster walks the streets.
With respect from all that know, he killed his little daughter.
What madness is this world we live in when this is allowed.
And I sit and cry and ask why would somebody even do this?
I sit and cry and ask myself…….. what honor did this bring?
Honor killings to bring back honor and you kill your little child.
What honor is there in that?

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