Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 77,634 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Compromises - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

A word widely misspelled,
Dictionary adds and justifies,
And over all accepted,
A welcoming compromise.

An enemy of an enemy,
Becomes an ally,
To win the war,
Nothing to shy.

A couple having adverse relations,
Live together and pass the life.
Just for their coming generations,
A good husband and a wife.

But a compromise on ethics,
Has no excuse.
I condemn,
I refuse.

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Nothing, other than this that I exist because I think.

Comments about Compromises by Akhtar Jawad

  • Bri Edwards (9/5/2016 11:25:00 PM)


    i don't understand the second line:

    A word widely misspelled,
    Dictionary adds and justifies, .......hmmm? the word compromises? what is adding, what justified?



    Nothing to shy................i can't decide if i want to leave it to or make it too. i'd have to know your thoughts to decide.

    favorite stanza:

    A couple having adverse relations,
    Live together and pass the life.
    Just for their coming generations,
    A good husband and a wife..................sometimes i feel it is better to split up. but both parents should still care for the children if possible. and let's have more birth control! ! that my first marriage ended (with one young child) i believe was better than staying with my wife. i think it worked pretty well. i had a vasectomy a few months after my only child was born and say Amen! to my decision.



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    But a compromise on ethics,
    Has no excuse.
    I condemn,
    I refuse.......................i agree UNLESS a compromise on one issue makes for MORE GOOD overall, which may happen at times in political compromises. MAY!

    bri :)
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  • Sonali Ganguly (5/1/2016 10:36:00 PM)


    sometimes compromise is the only thing which helps us to sustain (Report) Reply

  • Uzefa Rashida M.a (2/20/2016 10:42:00 AM)


    People do compromise and adjust to have a peaceful existence but compromising with ethics and our values would never give our soul and mind any peace. A great truth brought forth in the most brilliant manner. (Report) Reply

  • Abhilasha Bhatt (2/18/2016 11:53:00 AM)


    A word made by adding com+ promise.....common promise...complete promise....compulsory promise....compensation promise....promise....with some com......Wonderfully written....thank you for sharing :) (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2015 1:15:00 PM)


    without compromising
    no woman will lie
    as in lay with you
    okay anyone
    know this too
    JA ur too good
    the best we all ever new
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  • Adeline Foster (11/30/2015 5:46:00 PM)


    “Tis a bold statement and true, compromises are part of peaceful co-existence in a family, or neighborhood. But, yes, ones principle and ethics should remain 'non-negotiable'. Lovely poem. Read mine - Who Am I -
    Adeline
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/3/2015 11:40:00 AM)


    Very well said, no compromise with ethics and bases. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (9/24/2015 1:18:00 PM)


    I hold the view that compromises are part of the doctrine of peaceful co-existence among people in a family, neighborhood or at national and international fora. But, yes, ones principle and ethics should remain 'not negotiable'. Thanks for this lovely poem and a bold statement. (Report) Reply

  • (9/10/2015 10:01:00 AM)


    But a compromise on ethics,
    Has no excuse.
    I condemn,
    I refuse...........................Great thought
    (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (8/2/2015 12:21:00 AM)


    Deep thought generated and portrayed, a lovely poem indeed..... (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (6/1/2015 12:17:00 PM)


    Somewhere in life, man has to compromise, but not on ethics. A thoughtful write. Loved the flow of words. (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2014 10:04:00 AM)


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

  • Charity Nduhiu (11/19/2014 2:32:00 AM)


    very inspiring poem. Keep up (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/21/2014 10:10:00 PM)


    A poem written by the heart and soul..Hidden agenda, to destroy is a compromise by the ally; they are one..in fact as you wrote here is old wine in new bottle' thank you (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (9/16/2014 11:54:00 AM)


    Compromise on ethics is never possible. It is like color of skin which can not be erased. There are so many inherent quality with every one like some one can lie fluently but some one can never. One royal person asked me to write in his praise. I flatly refused because my pen can not move. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi (8/12/2014 11:59:00 AM)


    Wish most followed this law...loved the flow the emotions (Report) Reply

  • (7/16/2014 4:43:00 AM)


    A couple having adverse relations,
    Live together and pass the life.
    Just for their coming generations,
    A good husband and a wife.

    compromises can settle issuses....
    nice poem :)
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  • (7/1/2014 8:15:00 PM)


    Your poem inspired and encouraged me for a compromise. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • V P Mahur (6/24/2014 1:40:00 AM)


    Dear Bro,
    A very effective and great write. I welcome your imagery. every thing is heart touching. Thanks for your comments.
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  • (6/22/2014 1:47:00 PM)


    I am really really inspired by this poem so so nice (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, November 21, 2014


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