by Mujeeb Jaihoon

Asifa poem by mujeebjaihoon

As heroic as a holy martyr,

She kindled pain and tear

In the hearts of men and angels;

Flying, then, like a fiery fairy-

Ascended she into the skies …

A tribute to the 8-year-old girl who was ‘kidnapped, starved, drugged, and raped repeatedly inside a Hindu temple’ in Kathua, Jammu- India in January 2018

Graphic of poem

Published April 17 2018