Treasure Island

S.zaynub Kamoonpuri


I'm The Scaredycat Weaker Sex But


I am a real scaredy cat
and there's absolutely nothing that
I could do about that.

I'm scared of 'roaches
I'm scared of rats
I'm scared of spiders
and afraid of bats
I fear all arachnids
and I fear those gnats
Oh I fear all the kinds I find
of those creepy crawly brats!
And but what can I do about that?
Huh and who woudn't fear
a midnight rat-a-tat?
So I've resigned myself to being
a lifelong scaredy cat.
Yeah and I'm scared of heights
Scared of noises at night
Gah, I'm really quick to fright!
I'm scared of grasshoppers and even of dogs
Gosh there's hardly a thing that I ain't scared of.
But I admit I am a timid tigress
otherwise I'm a harmless human who don't hurt a fly
Normally just a normal lady, a humble poetess
I attack only when provoked to the limits
so as I'm a cat after all
I do show my tiger claws if the situation demands
or else I don't mind chickening out
of aggressive and foolhardy involvements.
And maybe if everybody was a coward like me
they wouldn't hurt each other with sheer brutality.
I guess for ladies it's not so bad to be
a bit more cowardly
In any case that's far better than being
a ruffian who's dastardly!
And oh, lastly but not the least
ah yes, I also greatly fear
any lustful male leer
I'd rather I'm invisible to their view
So I really find huge refuge
in the dear divine idea that exhorts me to
to drape and wrap myself from top to toe
in flowing garbs when I step outdoors
and that veiling attire does make me brave
as I feel vulnerable no more
and that's when I feel the transformation from lil kitty
into the big cats
from scaredy cat to formidable tigress
and that's when for once there's NOTHING I fear anymore! :)

as I go out veiled in soft armour from top to toe.

Submitted: Friday, November 01, 2013
Edited: Friday, November 01, 2013

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  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (12/17/2013 11:05:00 AM)

    You are all right. You can be timid, but if you stand up for yourself in NEED, that is the right thing, because if you do not do that, people can step on you. In a way I am like that too. and I am with you. (Report) Reply

  • Death Silence (11/8/2013 8:40:00 AM)

    Awww! this poem is so lovely and nice :)
    enjoyed reading it!
    thanks for that poem sharing :) (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (11/6/2013 6:13:00 AM)

    Very interesting poem i am not afraid of insects or animals but i do think it would be nice to go out in a veil.At my age it would be less scary for people i meet ha ha Well done great read really enjoyed it (Report) Reply

  • Aimanu Begum (11/3/2013 1:14:00 PM)

    S.Z.Kamoonpuri, I don't mind your deleting my comment.What surprised me is your rather childish outburst.I am sorry to say this.I did not taunt your phobia.I only thought you've used them as symbols, cat and veil and all. I've always felt that poets leave scope to the readers to interpret a piece of work as they see it.You and others are free to not to agree with me.I am neither biased nor jealous.But I am not a fanatic.If you are personally comfortable with using veil, it is ok.I have nothing against it.You need not gah or huh me.My mistake I interpreted your poem as a protest of crime against women because a poet do not always use the I to write about personal element.All you could have done was to say I was wrong in interpreting as you've meant it.For your information I have no conflict regarding veil and all.Anyway this site is not for mud slinging.You are welcomed to delete my comment once again.You are a brilliant poet.Wishing you all the best. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (11/1/2013 11:42:00 PM)

    A lovely story S.zaynub, its important to look at your fear and face it with brevity, so Ill pay you to stand up for mine.
    Joking Great piece very autobiographical (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/1/2013 1:47:00 PM)

    So d veil is and Wil CONTINUE TO GIVE ME A GREAT SENSE OF SECURITY. And in veiling women's countries sexual abuse is very uncomon, google provd statistics. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/1/2013 1:40:00 PM)

    D fears of rats n roaches might b baseless but u r darnd rude to mock someone's phobias. I had a european pal who was madly scared of rats but i wasnt unpolishd to taunt her. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/1/2013 1:33:00 PM)

    Well maam yor coment is d actual pathetic view, u must b a very biased person, the veil does NOT provide me or anyone with a false sense of protection, i n many veild feel d full force of its silent powers of protection. Yor views reveal some inner conflict n jealousies. Huh. (Report) Reply

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