Treasure Island

Rukhsar Ahmed

(England, UK)

Lower your Gaze Brother


What turns your head as you walk passed?

Although the wind is fairly fast,

Who do you gaze at walking by?

Not them, but my sisters and I.



Who do you check out from head to toe?

Obviously making yourself appear low,

You nudge the other guy to look at those walking by,

Not them, but my sisters and I.



Why do you stand there and watch us all,

Looking like a predator about to fall?

Almost dribbling staring with your head up high,

Not at them, but my sisters and I.



My message to you brother is quite clear,

Stay right there, don't get to near,

Lower your gaze as you walk,

Don't expect us to stop and talk.

Don't turn your heads to glance at those walking by,

Them, as well as my sisters and I.

Submitted: Monday, August 10, 2009

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