This Acid Burnt Face


A powerful poem needed to be read by more people. A talented writer brought a important to the front. Please read the words.

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One of the acid attack survivors, Sima Basnet. Photo credit: Sanjog Manandhar taken from this site http://baltic-review.com/2015/02/nepalese-acid-attack-survivor-i-wont-live-in-fear/ One of the acid attack survivors, Sima Basnet. Photo credit: Sanjog Manandhar taken from this site http://baltic-review.com/2015/02/nepalese-acid-attack-survivor-i-wont-live-in-fear/

You can throw acid on my face

You can land a punch in my eye

You can rape me…(but) hold me down you can’t!

Some day you are gonna have to
Really take a good look in the mirror
See and accept what you’ve become.

It’s your reflection, not mine
When you see that black eye
The tears streaming down my face
(as you hold me down, pinned under your weight)
On this innocent acid burnt face.

Mr. Society! Tell me! how much longer
Can you hold the title of ‘The World’s
Most Dangerous Animal.’ Man.

Call me ‘feminazi’ or ‘manhater’ or accuse me
Of playing the victim, I don’t f*%ing care
It’s not a mask I wear, this acid burnt face.

(But) Hold me down you can’t!
I’m gonna show you this…

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