BUT WHY by Guttabingi Doreen, Nakiyingi Betina and Abar Lorna

“Bring me some water”
He says to her
“Find me in my room!”
He commands
“I will” she says
But why?
She innocently gets it
“Come in” he says
“Put it in a cup!”
He orders
She does as told
But why?
“Come closer”
He says
“Put it here”
Ono the bed he pushes her
Only screams are heard
But why?
She is defiled
She is depressed
No one cares
But where is the sanity in our country?

Author: Open Mic

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