Found Poem

AP newspaper article

“Egypt: 3 women die in ‘honor’ crime”

In LUXOR, Egypt

a MOTHER and two DAUGHTERS,

were killed by male relatives.

who believed they’d had affairs?

so-called honor killings

WOMEN slain for violating traditional morals

in the conservative region.

men stormed the house

beating them with sharp tools,

the men wrapped the WOMEN’S bodies in blankets,

weighted them with stones,

and threw them into Nile river.

the killings were intended to protect the family’s honor.

such incidents are especially common.

WOMEN’S actions are considered to bring shame,

the courts are sometimes sympathetic.

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