I lurk in the shadows
You’ll find me among the crowds
In buses and trains I dwell
Parks and streets are the places where I breathe
And when I see you
I lose my cool,
I lose my morals
And I lose myself
Your dress provokes me,
No matter if you are fully clothed or slightly loose
Your ignorance of my existence provokes me,
However hard you want to escape
Your unspoken words provoke me,
Whatever curses you want to hurl
All I want to do to you is because I can
All the movies I’ve seen growing up prove that I can
No, I’m not a male chauvinist
Though I want to practice control
They are the same thing, right?
But who cares?
I’ll hit you
I’ll push you
Then I’ll grope you
I only want to have some fun
And you too will surely enjoy
At least this is what I believe
And what I believe is true coz I’m a man
Be it Delhi or Shimla
Bangalore or Goa,
I will be there
Lurking somewhere in the background
Or even ahead of you
And what can you do at most?
Post comments on YouTube!
Say shit on Facebook
People forget in less than a week
I’ll find another you
You’ll find another me
Cause you and I, you know
We will find each other in someone,
Someone every day,
New Year or Holi,
Someone at all the places,
Someone every moment.
Molestation and harassment is something that happens everyday every fucking where and we cannot deny this. It angers all of us and we do what we can. But our efforts are never strong enough to stop this heinous crime and these ‘men’ (shame they even call themselves men) who are not just molesting someone but the mental scar they imprint on the victim is something which is not easy to erase. I don’t know if this will bring any sort of change or stop such crimes by even decimal of a percent but this is my way of expressing. This post can be easily forgotten but I know that what all has happened with the victims, that can never be forgotten by them and I beg that we too should not. Its high time now we realize that our patriarchy and sense of control is right in no way. Stop and think.