Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Heal The World"

There's A Place In
Your Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could
Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow
And If You Really Try
You'll Find There's No Need
To Cry
In This Place You'll Feel
There's No Hurt Or Sorrow

There Are Ways
To Get There
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
Make A Better Place...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

If You Want To Know Why
There's A Love That
Cannot Lie
Love Is Strong
It Only Cares For
Joyful Giving
If We Try
We Shall See
In This Bliss
We Cannot Feel
Fear Or Dread
We Stop Existing And
Start Living

Then It Feels That Always
Love's Enough For
Us Growing
So Make A Better World
Make A Better World...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

And The Dream We Were
Conceived In
Will Reveal A Joyful Face
And The World We
Once Believed In
Will Shine Again In Grace
Then Why Do We Keep
Strangling Life
Wound This Earth
Crucify Its Soul
Though It's Plain To See
This World Is Heavenly
Be God's Glow

We Could Fly So High
Let Our Spirits Never Die
In My Heart
I Feel You Are All
My Brothers
Create A World With
No Fear
Together We'll Cry
Happy Tears
See The Nations Turn
Their Swords
Into Plowshares

We Could Really Get There
If You Cared Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
To Make A Better Place...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me





That's the song, "heal the world"... by the great Michael Jackson....
Michael Jackson.....I din know who this guy was for a long time....but i knew the name, cuz everyone knew the name.....and when I read "Michael Jackson's dead", I almost laughed out loud....It had to be some joke.....I mean Michael Jackson couldn't be dead....But Michael Jackson's dead.....I wasn't a super great fan of Michael Jackson cuz I hadn't heard much of Michael Jackson's songs....But Michael Jackson couldn't be dead....It was like someone telling me that the sun won't rise in the east anymore....It jus wasn't possible....


Anyways....Michael Jackson's life was marred by controversies....charges of molesting children, dangling his own son from the balcony etc....and yet Michael Jackson sings heal the world...I purposely didn't use any pronoun....



My holidays are on...and since I have nothing else to do I end up looking up the net for stuff I always wanted to know more about but didn't get the time...and I stumbled upon Junko Furuta...


Till then I was among the blissfully unaware crowd of people who didn't kno about Junko Furuta... about a crime committed 20 years ago...and now I'm among the unhappily aware crowd....


This 16 year old girl was tortured for 44 days in 1989 before she died.....and torture is a very mild word for what was done to her by these 3 guys in the age range of 16-18 years....


She was raped numerous times, she was beaten with bamboos, iron rods and dumbbells, she was burnt with cigarettes, her private organs mutilated...and when she died she was dumped in an oil drum and then it was filled up with cement....the body was found an year later...Writing this is so difficult for me and to imagine a girl 3 years younger than I am now went through all of this ....


The boys who did this roam about free in Japan today...don't they deserve death???...I'm no one to decide who deserves what but these people deserve death and nothing short of that....
this is jus one crime.....In Islamic countries, like Saudi Arabia, a woman is punished if she's raped... a 100 lashes(that itself can do a lot of bodily damage) and an year of imprisonment...all this in addition to the mental and physical trauma she has to undergo....The charge???.....she enticed the men who raped her.....This is atrocious....Those idiots are jus plain horny and sexually deprived.....If a nineteen year old can understand this, why can't they???


Women are supposed to over up head to toe and even if an inch of skin is visible, the woman is accused of exciting men.....do these men have the same feeling when they see their mothers or sisters???....


and then there was another case where a father along some male relatives killed a young girl for wearing jeans....and called it honour killing....and buried her in their backyard....and when it was found out her mother jus said "She wouldn't obey"......so u kill your own daughter??.....in the name of honour??....what about all the sins you have committed in your life???....

There are at least 11 countries in the world where "Female Genital Mutilation" is carried out...it has various forms but the main idea is to cut off the clitoris and is similar to male circumcision carried out in Islam.....one of the forms of FGM is infibulation where in after cutting of the clitoris the labia majora are sewed up.....One of the theories behind this practice is that females are not supposed to take pleasure out of sexual acts...they're only supposed to bear the children...the pleasure is for the man....



the Bible says that God created Eve out of Adams rib.....that is where it all starts....Eve ate the forbidden fruit and committed a sin....women are still paying the price.....


There are so many things I read about and have been wanting to write this for a long long time because people generally tend to overlook these gory things.....but i had to write this post.... My conscience told me to...



There are so many more heinous crimes happening around us everyday.....the newspaper, the net is filled with stories of such crimes.....and we can jus imagine the pain the person had to undergo and we wouldn't even be close to the actual pain....does rehabilitation even help???......aren't these kinda thoughts instilled in the minds of people since a very young age and its very difficult and even impossible to change them.....
Healing the world is a distant dream...because our voice doesn't reach those remote areas of the world where people have weird ideas and carry out even weirder actions....


I now consider myself and all of us blessed to have a normal life, good parents, good values and a good life....Because there are many who are not fortunate enuf....there are many who don't relish the monsoon, go for long leisurely walks, watch movies and be happy because for some crazy reason God decided that they don't deserve it....



As of now sittin here in front of my comp and waitin for my newly married cousin and his wife to come home for dinner, I can't do anything for people who have suffered and those who are suffering as I'm writin this...

But one thing I can do and all of us can do is to spread awareness.....to make people aware...to raise a voice...it may not help a lot but it will help....


and we must pray for I think praying helps....


we must heal.....heal the world....

7 comments:

  1. Ouch, Divya!! The harsh realities of life really stings, doesn't it? Powerful writing (mind those spellings, though). Well done. But, once again, Ouch!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. EYE OPENER!!!!! it really is!!! keep it up divi!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. After reading dis entry v r surely blessed

    ReplyDelete
  4. truly an eye opener............

    ReplyDelete
  5. We especially should never ignore all this when somewhere we've also being a comparatively insignificant part of this shit.

    ReplyDelete
  6. truly an eye opener !we especially gals shud b really careful as any time we might also b a victim of this society and its practices......thanx dibbi!

    ReplyDelete
  7. The world certainly is a mess. I read the news, and see all the abuse inflicted upon children and women, and my heart breaks time and time again.
    The strong should be using their strength to honor those weaker than them, not using their strength to abuse them.
    I'm praying too...

    ReplyDelete