Christina Tom (Grade 11-D Our Own English High School, Dubai)

DISCRIMINATION

A heart-wrenching poem, sensitive and delicately depicting the issue of female homicide. The sheer disrespect of a precious life that is nourished with blood and toil in the mother’s womb. The terrified mother’s soul cries and screams, which gave birth to a girl child – knowing how killing her new born girl would be like ripping her heart out and tossing it in air while it’s still warm and throbbing.

Impression

Christina felt that the event “was simply beautiful”. Words are very powerful and they can reach all segments of society. Poetry itself can bring out the inner pain that bothers us. She loves the Poetic Heart the way it already is, but would like to see more schools participate and would love to participate again next year.