The coldest night
Feb 20, 2019-
This is the story of a silent girl
Whose life became a broken bowl.
It was a dark night
Weather was cold outside
Air was blowing silently
Snow was falling smoothly.
She was sinking into the weather
Dreaming about her future
Feeling alone in his absence
While staying in a chhau shed
Lying on the ground without a bed
Which was 200 metres away from home
If something happened suddenly, no one could come.
She was thinking about her potential lord
And wanting to spend each month’s four difficult days
By embracing with his arms
By holding his palms
By touching his cheeks
By kissing his lips.
Suddenly, a group of unidentified boys came
Whose faces were covered with masks
Didn’t get a chance to something ask
Played with her body until they got tired
Hips and breasts were admired.
Her eyes were covered with black shawl
Mouth was covered with hand
She was lying with empty mind
They played with her body turn by turn
Till she lost consciousness.
Few hours later
When she came back
No one was there
Clothes were torn
She found herself naked
The chhau shed was drenched with blood.
Spent the whole night bursting into tears
Couldn’t share that pain with anyone because of fears
Mind was loaded with pain
She lost whatever she wanted to gain
She was only 15 years old
That was the fourth day of her menstruation period
Dark night seized her
That was the coldest night of her entire life.
Mali is pursuing a Master’s Degree in English Literature at Tribhuvan University
Published: 20-02-2019 10:09