In Your Honor

Fighting for honor, they say
Where is the honor, I ask

In keeping marriage pure, they say
In killing those who love, I correct

Love is bound to come, they say
What bounds is not love, I remark

What will the society think, they say
Think what the lovers feel, I answer

That’s not the right way, they say
Do wrongs matter in love, I wonder

Nothing is above prestige, they say
It rises high on its hollowness, I retort

Words left but anger didn’t, and now love lays as a corpse
A memento of a lost battle, where honor won but lost itself…

*Dedicated to victims of honor killing

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Atul Depak says:

    Well penned. 👍 how cruel some societies have been 🤔

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you and yes society is cruel towards love if it doesn’t fit their norms

      Liked by 1 person

  2. macalder02 says:

    Conventional society bury love. Very good your poem.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. May I have the feeling of Honor? I ask.
    There may be honor in trying. With Love.


  4. Simmi says:

    True words!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Chiru says:

    Poor society i would say not understanding what honor and love is…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      I agree with you

      Liked by 1 person

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