Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 22,142 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Courage and Confidence


At about 0100 hours,
While I was sleeping,
My phone rang,
A naughty girl asked,
Is your refrigerator running?
I was not fully awaken,
I replied, let me check,
It's running, I said,
Please lock the doors,
Otherwise it will run away.

At this stage I was fully awaken,
I checked the number,
It was stranger to me,
Next day I tried to find out,
As to who was she,
But I failed.

During the night,
I called on that number,
At 1300 hours,
It was busy,
I tried a few more times,
It was busy every time.

Next day in the morning
At 1100 hours,
I dialed that number,
After continuous rings for a few minutes,
The girl attended the call and said,
Hell with Alexander Graham Bell,
You awoke me at the odd hours,
I remained awaken for the whole night,
And now you disturbed me,
Well, who are you?

The same man,
Whom you disturbed,
Yesterday, at 1300 hours,
The real odd hours!
I am sorry.
She disconnected the phone.

The same night,
At 1300 hours,
I received another call,
Budha ghar per hay?
(Is the old man at home?)
Yes but he doesn't want to talk to you,
Why?
He likes to talk with the girls,
Having beauty and charms.
Your complexion is dark,
You are fat like an elephant,
You are too ugly.

How dare you? I am beautiful.
Impossible, a beautiful girl,
Instead of talking on phones,
Talks face to face,
Because she possesses,
Courage and confidence,
That you don't have.
No more calls.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Topic of this poem: fun


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While making fun with someone be careful as his reply may hurt you.

Comments about this poem (Courage and Confidence by Akhtar Jawad )

  • Freshman - 1,504 Points Khalid Saifullah (1/20/2015 7:32:00 AM)

    Enjoyed this interesting write.....................10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,583 Points Ramesh Rai (8/27/2014 8:59:00 PM)

    It is just like an episode. The scene is floating on the screen. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 543 Points Ruma Chaudhuri (8/25/2014 8:44:00 AM)

    Ending is also excellent. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 543 Points Ruma Chaudhuri (8/25/2014 8:42:00 AM)

    Its a beautiful story. You penned in such a way that it came to our mind like a movie. Nice poem I like your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/20/2014 11:23:00 AM)

    Beautiful and quiet interesting poem. This poem make me feel so real, as I have too faced the same prank calls long back. It really used to upset me many times.
    Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing with us. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (8/20/2014 12:36:00 AM)

    Oh! The mischievous young boy (?) old man with clever anecdotes again! You are much sought after by naughty young girls! ...... (joking..!) What an interesting episode, so charmingly described! Enjoyed much! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,196 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/19/2014 10:59:00 PM)

    The poem has two parts one about the disturbance for other no problem for self hell a lot of problem second part truth is like cobra instance hooded creature come talk to face to face funny but bunny lovely sir (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,768 Points Khalida Bano Ali (8/19/2014 10:44:00 PM)

    Even in his funny poems Akhtar Jawad gives a message. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 532 Points Silvi Tripathy (8/19/2014 10:41:00 PM)

    good experience sir. I liked it. (Report) Reply

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