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Anna Puthuran-Poetry

On Rape

He held me down
Pinned my hands
Above my head
I did not cry
Once.
I was far away
Hovering somewhere
Near the ceiling fan
My muscles were
Cold, quite like the
Dead fish that float
In polluted waters
Being carried into the
Mouths of larger fish
I watched from a distance
His sweaty muscular back
His ugly heathen grunts
His round thrusting buttocks
Two mounds of impertinence
I felt guiltily aroused
A curious voyeur of my
Strange destiny.
I am still far away
From the smell of him
His chimeric bulging eyes
Drawing pleasure from the
Thought of his domination
He never ever had me
He never penetrated me
I vaginated him.

Anna Puthuran HeadShotDr. Anna Varghese Puthuran is a 34 year old Indian poet/ artist / feminist/ lawyer currently working as a Consultant in Dubai. She has an LLM in Human Rights & International Development Law & a PhD in Feminist Law from the University of Warwick, U.K and her research interests include feminism, human rights, alternative sexualities and intimate partner violence. Her PhD thesis entitled: “The Constructed Identities of Women in Unconventional Relationships & the Domestic Violence Law in India” has been strongly recommended for publication. She has taught law in India and the U.K. She co-admins the blog ‘Radical Femme’ and is hoping to publish her Memoirs soon. She has been awarded prizes in poetry, short story writing and debating. She lives with her cat Julie and misses her dog Bruno, back home in India. She takes pride in being the unapologetic Other.

17 Comments on “Anna Puthuran-Poetry”

    1. Regina

      September 17, 2013

       fantastic Anna, I’m impressed

        • anna

          September 18, 2013

           thanks so much my dear

    1. dhanya

      September 17, 2013

       Girl!! you just gave form to what has often crossed my mind each time i heard of this monstrous act…ln. 19,20,21 and 27,28,29..

        • anna

          September 18, 2013

           ❤

    1. Dennis Joseph

      September 17, 2013

       Fantabulous babes….Hats Off!

        • anna

          September 18, 2013

           thanks so much ya :)

    1. rehna

      September 18, 2013

       proud of u my anna…

        • anna

          September 18, 2013

           Thank you my dearest chechi.

    1. anna

      September 18, 2013

       thanks so much my dear

    1. Priya Ammu

      September 19, 2013

       Soooooooooo proud of u my sweety sisy…. :)Keep up the good work… :)God bless… :)

        • anna

          September 19, 2013

           thanks so much ammu

    1. DianaKora

      September 19, 2013

       I am so proud of you Sweetie!!

        • anna

          September 19, 2013

           thanks a million Diana kochamma Love you

    1. ligi

      September 19, 2013

      beautiful anna…. likd ❤

        • anna

          September 24, 2013

          Thanks so much sweetie ❤

  1. Alex Kuruvila

    September 23, 2013

    Beautifully expressed Anna…you are going places…for sure!  Can’t wait to read your memoirs!  Love,  Alexchayan.

    • anna

      September 24, 2013

      I really cherish your words. Thanks so much Alexchayan. Love, Anna

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