There came a stranger, walking towards me,
With a drink in his hand, starring at me
He approached me and asked me out,
I said, “no” with no doubt
Then, he just threw liquid at me,
Liquid he had held in his hand, he just threw it at my face and ran away from me
Why would a stranger do that?
Did I unknowingly hurt his ego? I dont know that
Oh god! my face! What’s happening to me?
Why is this silly liquid penetrating so deep inside flesh in me?
Oh god! It has set fire deep till my bones,
Somebody please help me, I can’t handle this on my own!
I was burning in fire nobody could see,
Screaming, begging for help to kill me and set me free!
Why would any human ever do that to another?
It was acid he threw at me cried my father and mother
May be because I committed crime saying no
May be because I was beautiful and I needed life lesson for being beautiful
May be beacause he wanted to satisfy his 5mins of anger by watching me suffer for rest of my life
Say because he knew he could never get me
Am I not a human?
I don’t think I was considered as a human
Because, I wasn’t treated like one,
Because, several surgeries made me numb one by one
Now, somehow I’m showcasing a smile on my scarful face proving I’m strong,
To inspire many other victims out there to be strong
What’s the change done?
Where’s the difference made?
There’s difference in number of acid victims. Well, they’ve increased.
And difference in acid attackers, now more acid they secreat.
My story is been published,
My incident has just added up to the existing list
I’m different now, I look not a bit like I used to,
6 years, since my eyes, my face, my body were destroyed, yet its hard to get used to
Some people call me beautiful sometimes,
Don’t call me that, I’m a survivor and I’m surving, remember that and remind me that everytime
Don’t dare to say you feel me,
You don’t and I pray you ever won’t feel me
Don’t stare at me or my scars with tears in your eyes,
I’m stronger than the acid which gave me scars, see it in my eyes
That incident made me reborn!
I’ve reborn, with new dream, new vision, new hope, new purpose, new belief and lastly new face
This new me isn’t afraid of any acid now!
This me isn’t afraid of any more physical and mental pain, I’m much much stronger now!