Rauha Ahmed

Cannon Writer

On this day of sorrow,

We remember the taking of lives. Fourteen brilliant flames snuffed out,

in a moment of heartbreak and woe.

 

Fourteen sets of hopes and dreams,

crushed beneath a manic heel.

Scattered thoughts and racing hearts,

the dreadful silence before the screams.

Still, they live on in our memory;

with their courage and their strength.

We honour every single name,

these brave women from our history.

 

Forever is how long it’s been,

they like to say in contempt.

But time hasn’t changed a thing,

as women still struggle to be seen.

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