I'm sorry this ever happened to you. I'm sorry you were just an 8 year old, so full of life and you didn't deserve this pain. I'm sorry those pedophilic pigs preyed on your innocence. I'm sorry you were born in India- a country powered by people, pioneered by strong men of principles but still feel powerless to protect its own people. I'm sorry our laws are enforced to protect the lawless. I'm sorry there is a *****, so possessed by religion out there who passed a mean comment on you. I'm sorry there are countless many who favors his opinion strongly. I'm sorry none of us could protect you or bring you back to life. I'm sorry that I can only hope hell does exist and those men do rot in its deepest pits. I'm sorry all of us can only sympathize and none of us can empathize. I'm sorry I have no voice of my own. I'm sorry my child, I truly am because you were born a girl. I'm sorry to say how lucky I feel to be alive, that my sister or mother or friends are unpolluted and still breathing just fine. I'm sorry this poem is pointless as the many hashtags that come and go after each **** but I had to write this for my own peace of mind. I'm sorry as I can only sit back and pray there won't be anymore Asifas.
"I know I won't be able to sleep peacefully if I won't let this out of my chest. This poem is an apology to 8-year-old Asifa who was brutally gang-***** and killed in my own country, recently. I feel agitated as a female, disheartened as a woman, shameful as a citizen and feel powerless as a human being. I'm sorry Asifa, rest in peace."