Aimanu Begum


A letter to my Ex


One last word my dear,
I will not ask how you are.
It is already clear
you and I are
not made for each other.

You saw the stars and the sky
in my eye(s) ,
all beautiful and bright
in the soft moonlight
and I laughed with delight.

I followed you like a puppy.
We were so happy
and knew no strife.
Then she came into your life,
a prospective rich wife.

It is now clear
like a bottle of mineral water,
love, to you, is not any star or sky
but sensex soaring high
or the bank notes bringing glitter to your eye(s) .

I will not remind you of your vows
to hold my hand always.
We are now miles apart.
Yet in retrospect
I have no regret.

I do not have any desire
to be another pyre,
a sacrificial goat at the altar
of your lust for money and power.
I am well off without your mercenary love my dear.





(sensex, is a free-float market capitalization-weighted stock
market index of companies listed on Bombay Stock Exchange, India.)

Submitted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Comments about this poem (A letter to my Ex by Aimanu Begum )

  • Rookie - 603 Points Shahzia Batool (8/30/2013 1:17:00 PM)

    A complete and meaningful work...a striking work no doubt! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Rizvana Parveen (1/20/2013 12:48:00 PM)

    The materialistic view of society..men in particular is nicely presented.The importance of compatibility, love and emotional attachment is ignored while power, status and money play a vital role in selecting a partner. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Waseem A Malla (12/26/2012 4:08:00 AM)

    superb... nice comparisons... Great rhyme.. (Report) Reply

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