She is scared and cold,
her beautiful eyes filled with
unstoppable tears as she asks,
Am I next?

Indeed, the flare-up in femicide
is deep and wide
so gut-wrenching.
Every now and then
defenceless women are being killed
in the name of love.
Oh, dear Lord!
I can feel families crying their pain out loud
for justice to be served.
Maybe it’s true,
‘Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus’.

What happened to ‘communication is the key’?
Or have hands overruled it?
Because women live in fear,
walk in fear.
Because men have turned into murderers,
slaughtering harmless souls like beasts.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
rinse and purify the hearts of men
before it is too late.