Six women.


Video courtesy of Bhutan News Service, filmed at Beldangi 2 on April 29, 2012

Six Women

Six women who do not exist
Waiting till death hard fist
Self chosen fate

Because their life is no life
No joy, not even for a while
Too often betrayed

Eyes directed the other way
Don’t see their loss, hear their say
They are not there

No one stands in front and stays
Or takes away their pains
In defence

When police throws them in a car
Resistance broken, no help so far
In their despair

Treated as if without rights
Because politics always decides
To force them to live

Alice © 2012

I feel powerless in support of these women I’ve met and respect deeply for their perseverence.
It’s always the women that pay the price in international conflicts and international disregard. 

More information on how these women are treated, lied at and cheated can be found elsewhere on this website and on www.bhutannewsservice.com

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When I close my eyes.

The rice fields just north west of Damak, Jhapa district, Nepal

When I close my eyes

 

When I close my eyes

I see paddy fields of rice

Against a stage of blue hazed mountains

 

Small clusters of leaves

In rhythmic pattern

Growing in square ponds filled with rain

 

I see oxen and a plough

And hear the man shout

Synchronous with the animals breath

 

A schoolboy on a bicycle

Slowly crosses my view

From left to right with a youthful smile

 

The rope in my hands

Of the bucket in the well

Gives me something at least to hold on to

 

While my mouth tastes

Freshly plucked mango

Mixed with cardamom scented black tea

 

And your soft hands strike

My arm with the sensual

Brief touch of an unspoken tender love

 

Alice © 2012