Shhh… You might be next.

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Life isn’t a horror movie,
It’s so much more worse.
A cross can’t protect you,
Neither can the holy thread.
They might be the very thing that kills,
And we have no idea what heals.

 
We are all safe and sound,
Until we open our eyes,
To horrors this world hold.
Then, there’s no going back.
Either you zip you mouth, kill your soul,
Or you stand and fight, be killed.

 
You see all the crimes in the world,
All that you have seen and read,
They not all that bad,
Compared to what’s hidden inside.
The organized crimes by powerful people,
Open your mouth, you’re below the ground.

 
Male guardianship in Saudi Arabia,
Child prostitution in Asia,
Gun law in the States,
And all the stuff we don’t know yet.
The very people who appear to be fighting it,
Could be the ones keeping it alive.


So, close your eyes tight, don’t open.
You see it and you’re doomed.
So many activists, so many reporters,
Have vanished without a trace.
So, shut your mouth and hide,
Shhh… you might be next.

Featured image by: Alvin Estibar from Pexels

90 Comments Add yours

  1. This post was absolutely stunning

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much! 💕

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      1. You are most welcome dear 🌺🌺❤️

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  2. I just had to read again…i love this….this is the truth that is being ignored….

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    1. Unfortunately a reality that we have to live with forever…

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      1. WildHeart says:

        Unfortunately… It’s scary what’s out there. You try to find it out and you’re dead even before you know. And there are people fighting, giving their lives, disappear, going through torture and everything to being out the facts. 💔

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  3. Brad Osborne says:

    Wow! Shreya, you have penned a powerful poem. This is a heady and difficult topic to address in an artistic form, yet you have done so beautifully. The last stanza closes it so well in its admonishment to be careful. Well done, young lady! ❤❣😘

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Brad. I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries during this lockdown, and it’s so terrifying. 🙈🙈💕

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      1. Brad Osborne says:

        Just don’t let any of it get overwhelming for you. But, as artists, we can not turn a blind eye to anything in our realm. We must shed our light on all things, good and bad. Stay well and keep those words coming! ❤🥰😘

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      2. WildHeart says:

        Thank you so much! 🤗🤗💕💖❣️❤️

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  4. Documentary effect eh?

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  5. 👌👌👌Beautifully penned, I am shocked of your writing skills! Just WOW! What stunning lines you have written! 😍 ❤️ Love this poem and never stop writing ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much dear! I’m just writing about it, that too so vaguely, there are people out there giving their lives for it. It’s so sad.

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  6. Emojis to describe this: ❤️👌💖😍😍😍💞

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    1. WildHeart says:

      🙈🙈💖💕❤️❣️

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  7. Nima Mohan says:

    Powerful lines there shreya.. and you have not left out to express your concern for all around.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Nima! Your appreciation means a lot to me. Have a beautiful day & stay safe! 🤗😘

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      1. Nima Mohan says:

        You deserve those words and thank you 🙂

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      2. WildHeart says:

        🙈🤗🤗😘💕💖❣️❣️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      ❤️❤️❤️❣️

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  8. Harsh says:

    I guess you have been watching too much crime shows and movies these days!!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Haha… Documentaries. 😬😬

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      1. WildHeart says:

        How’s your lockdown going?

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      2. Harsh says:

        Veryy boringggg!!😂

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  9. A very frightening reality indeed. Beautifully written

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Shweta! Stay safe! ❤️❣️

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  10. Hi, After curd and rice mundane but truthful talk, this poem puts you at a higher level of understanding and maturity. Yes, the world is a cruel place and a kind place at the same time. One must guard against becoming a victim to cruelty while contributing to kindness.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Asrar. All your comments and appreciation means so much to me. Take care and stay safe! 🤗😘😘💕💕💖💖❣️❣️❤️❤️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much! 💕

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      1. Haroon Mirza says:

        You’re welcome

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      2. WildHeart says:

        😬🤗💖

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  11. SnowHearT says:

    This is so surreal!!!!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much! ❤️❤️❤️

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  12. Powerful, Wild heart! Just amazing. It captures such emotion as do all of your poems. This one is so strong, it could even be a wake-up call to some.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Dave! 💖💕😘😘

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      1. You’re such a good poet!! 🤗🤗😘😘💕💞

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      2. WildHeart says:

        Still learning, still growing. Thank you so much! 🤗🤗😘😘💕💕💖💖❣️❣️❤️❤️

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      3. Same here… ❤❤❤💋

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      4. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗😘😘❣️❣️❤️❤️💋💋

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  13. Anushk@ says:

    This was so intense Shreya💙
    Read it thrice…the emotions that you have potrayed in carving this poem is commendable.
    This is strong…thought provoking and yet powerful.
    Amazing💙

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Anushka! 🙈❤️❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘😘

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      1. Anushk@ says:

        This is really so good Shreya…I am still not able to get over it…it’s amazing💙
        Infact my emojis are failing right now.

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      2. WildHeart says:

        Thank you so so so so much Anushka! 🙈🤗😘😘💕❣️

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  14. aarzu says:

    Amazing…
    Very well said ✌️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much aarzu! 💕❣️😘😘

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      1. aarzu says:

        Pleasure 🤗😘❤️

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  15. This poem could have been put on the screen after the end credits had been rolled for Stanley Kubrick’s last film (made in 1999) Eyes Wide Shut.

    It sums up the message of the film and the state of the world quite well.

    Of course Kubrick himself conveniently died shortly after making the film.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much!! I haven’t watched Eyes Wide Shut, but I’m planning to watch it now that you said it.

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  16. Nabeela says:

    http://nabeesblog.com/2020/05/04/real-neat-blog-award/
    I have invited you for a blogger award…. Go through the above link to know more….

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Nabeela. I’m so sorry I couldn’t revert back earlier. Somehow your comment ended up in my spam. Thank you so so so much dear! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ And so sorry! 💕

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      1. Nabeela says:

        It happens sometimes….

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      2. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗🤗💕💕💕❣️❤️

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  17. Samyak Singh says:

    This is profound ❤️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thanks a million Samyak! ❤️💕❣️

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  18. The sad reality of our times!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Truee! 😕😕😕

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  19. Heartbreaking and true to the world. We all have to stop such people and fight against the criminals.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      True… 💔💔💔

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  20. Indeed writers want to write a lot, feel a lot more, but cut own thoughts due to reasons unsaid

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    1. WildHeart says:

      True! 💔💔💔

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  21. Random Wandering Thoughts says:

    This is beautiful with a creep at the end of the poem 👌

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so so so much Sonu! 🙈🙈💖💖💖💖💕

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  22. Maple Leaves says:

    Why your posts are so good 🍁🖤🍁 keep in touch. And don’t forget to stop by
    https://mapleleavesonline.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/the-labyrinth-of-life/
    Cheers 🍁

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Your posts are 🔥🔥🔥🔥! I’m so glad to have found your blog. You’re so good!! 😍

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  23. Navin says:

    This is so powerful & intense, Shreya! I’m blown away…❤️✨

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Navin. I’m so glad I could blow you away. 🙈🙈🤗❤️❤️❤️💕💕💖💖

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      1. Navin says:

        🤗❤️

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  24. paranoidjay says:

    Every stanza, almost every stanza is so very true. Words cannot describe the truth which is exploding from this poem. A cross cannot protect you…. They might be the only things that kill….. Now I don’t know whether you’re an atheist or not but less violence haven’t been made in the name of religion. And that part , …. So many activists have tried to speak up but have vanished….. Wow…. So true…. Now I’m no good writer, and I don’t have much words to praise this work, but really the thought of this poem resonates so much with my thoughts and experiences. Have seen what power and oppression looks like and I agree 100 percent with the fact that the world is so beautiful untill we open our eyes.
    Again, fantastic writing, just fantastic… Keep writing more of such stuff 👍👍🤟🤟🤟

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much Jay, you’re a true Knight of Humanity for your thoughts resonates the issues this world is facing. I’m touched by your kind words and shall continue writing. Thank you so so much dear! ❣️❣️💖💖❤️❤️💕💕 Have a beautiful day! 🤗😘

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  25. paranoidjay says:

    Yeah you have a nice day too 😊

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    1. WildHeart says:

      😘💖💕💕

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