Yemeni Girl, 15, Burned to Death


Did you hear her screams
As the flames began to char the nerve endings in her body
As the pain flashed through her eyes
Eyes that could not cry fast enough
Did you hear her screams
Women of the world
In China
Or Asia
In the United States
And Switzerland
How long did she scream
Before she breathed
Fire and Smoke
Enough to silence her forever
By her own father
For honor
Her crime
Speaking to her fiancée
Who stood by and watched
And approved
Saved was he from this harlot
Saved was the father from dishonor
Dead was she

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