Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 28,641 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

A Teen Aged Widow - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

When the morning star,
Sees first sun ray,
And disappears,
In grief and distress,
Gives a parting kiss,
To the nude lady,
Who takes her bath,
Every early morning,
In the sea of fire,
And once again,
Like a virgin in tact,
Likes a teen-aged beauty,
Flying high in sky,
The fine wet grass,
Licking milky foot,
Ask birds to rise,
And sing their song,
Asks flowers and buds,
To change night suits,
And moves to the bank,
And sits nimble footed,
Partly on the earth,
And partly in river,
A cold, pleasant wind,
And the swinging trees,
Having watched this porn,
Smile and discuss,
The body of the lady,
And a naughty blow,
Pulls the shying buds
In the cover of leaves,
And kisses their petals,
The sunflower rises,
And turns his face,
Towards the sun,
For a new warm-up,
And somewhere far,
A boy with animals,
All domestic,
And romantic,
With a watching dog,
Plays the bamboo pipe,
Fishermen with the nets,
Start their fishing,
I find everyone,
So happy and enjoying,
The gift of life.

On the bank but other,
Other side of river,
I see someone,
A girl of sixteen,
Seventeen or so,
In a white dressing,
No smile on her face,
Undressed long hair,
Wearing no jewelry,
Looking motionless,
Starring in space.
Somebody told me,
A widow is she,
Only after one month,
After her marriage,
Her spouse was killed,
In a deadly war,
Futile and fruitless.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

1965 war was a futile war. Wars cannot resolve the issues.

Comments about A Teen Aged Widow by Akhtar Jawad

  • Veteran Poet - 1,201 Points Charity Nduhiu (4/17/2015 4:08:00 AM)

    I truly feel for her. Gone too soon. Like the poem (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 5 Points Jenie Franksay (3/30/2015 11:30:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem with deep feelings.. thanks... :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,173 Points Hazel Durham (3/15/2015 11:19:00 AM)

    Brilliant write with haunting imagery that captivates with the sheer beauty and sadness of it all! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,047 Points Bisma Mirza (3/8/2015 1:35:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem.........................10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 256 Points Farhan Mirza (2/18/2015 2:04:00 AM)

    Again this is lovely poem. I enjoyed your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 256 Points Farhan Mirza (2/18/2015 1:30:00 AM)

    This poem really really good. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 256 Points Farhan Mirza (2/18/2015 1:28:00 AM)

    This is really a perfect poem which is written perfectly. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 256 Points Farhan Mirza (2/18/2015 1:22:00 AM)

    Very nicely written. I loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,251 Points Piyush Dey (1/8/2015 2:04:00 PM)

    A deeply touching penning of a young beautiful sorrowful widow. You have written this piece from your heart.
    The description was amazing, perfectly suiting the gloomy tone of the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,037 Points Khalid Saifullah (12/31/2014 6:48:00 PM)

    An amazing poem................10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,366 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (12/10/2014 4:46:00 AM)

    A very poignant write on a young pretty widow victimized at the hands of merciless war.........very well composed
    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/23/2014 12:04:00 AM)

    War is always fought for the war..killing, looting, destroying, war proved we are really animal..a formidable animal , a mad animal..that acts upon his own kind..no animal does this act..this is the fact...but title is the out come of war.. thank to Lord Almighty we have widow marriage and we all must support..thanks for the nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,393 Points Tajudeen Shah (10/20/2014 4:57:00 AM)

    Dear Blessed Bard,
    Salam.
    See, with all humility must i admit my fervent wish to quaff off every drop of versification you have blessed this PH domain. To me, as was duly and deeply engaged into the beauty of nature you have depicted in this verse, i never wanted, expected, can't imagine of a teen aged widow a human being. i read till the end with the hope that the teen aged widow should be a personified version of a natural aspect/phenomenon. well, in any case, the early morning fishermen, tender sun with his golden glory, fading moon by the distant pale firmament, slow bluish flakes of clouds, cool zephyr that whispers chaff unto the maturing blooms.. ah.. haunts me.. rather makes me board a flight of exceptional ecstasy unnamed and untold ever. well, that much inspiring and romance infusing has this verse been, and i am afraid might engage my sole soul in sweet and sedation of sentiments too... wonderful, mashaAllah, Allah Hafiz. take care, this is a reminder poem for me, as i have versed a morning in one of those poems, reference to an early morning train journey over a bridge that lined in between a south indian backwater... lake, sea all near by... rgds. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,205 Points Paul Sebastian (10/16/2014 4:45:00 AM)

    The Sun Lady raises a crescendo upon waking and nature worship her every early morning. On the other hand, by the bank is a young pretty widow, her dreams dashed, left alone to fend for herself, because her husband had gone to fight a war and get killed. Beauty and darkness of life. Reflective and poignant. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,205 Points Paul Sebastian (10/16/2014 4:44:00 AM)

    The Sun Lady raises a crescendo upon waking and nature worship her every early morning. On the other hand, by the bank is a young pretty widow, her dreams dashed, left alone to fend for herself, because her husband had gone to fight a war and get killed. Beauty and darkness of life. Reflective and poignant. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,205 Points Paul Sebastian (10/16/2014 4:43:00 AM)

    The Sun Lady raises a crescendo upon waking and nature worship her every early morning. On the other hand, by the bank is a young pretty widow, her dreams dashed, left alone to fend for herself, because her husband had gone to fight a war and get killed. Beauty and darkness of life. Reflective and poignant. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 156 Points Naima Ansari (10/5/2014 2:04:00 AM)

    Sir, its really true how the world of a widow differs with others' lives.Your pretty decription suggests that you are quite chivalric. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,496 Points Khalida Bano Ali (8/21/2014 9:55:00 AM)

    War always brings miseries. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,661 Points Salini Nair (8/4/2014 3:31:00 AM)

    each war spreads destruction and loss....awesome write sir................ (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,047 Points Bisma Mirza (7/16/2014 1:50:00 PM)

    The comparison in this poem is really meaningful and touches the heart! [3 amazing one! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, November 7, 2014


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