Yash Shinde

Rookie - 118 Points (09-28-98 / Bhopal)

......Never Look Like One... - Poem by Yash Shinde

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Beyond the tattered window pane,
A gruesome, dominant world lies.
Facing the broken reflection of mine,
In the broken pane I meet my eyes…

“I see-
Trodden hopes and weakened thighs,
Shoulders down with my soulful cries...
Beyond the visible sneer command on my face
A mournful shattered visage lies….

But must not I reveal my forlorn eyes,
The woman that hides in me in guise,
The world won’t let her to live
Trodden under feet, never to rise….

Am I, too weak to reveal,
Or am I not that strong to conceal,
Do I make you wonder about
The secret I hide under my veil? -
-I hide glitter of my eyes,
the innocence of my face.
My pristine soul,
the unparalleled grace…

…Is it this modesty that the world detests,
Or is my virginity world’s bequest,
Or is it a tribute to the womb that conceives,
& the hand that feeds by the hands that molest?

...You may burn, harass, pester or stun
…But the hands that assault shall be praised by none…….
……. “ Says to me my pessimistic voice,
-Be a woman but never look like one”



Copyright © Yash Shinde 2014


Poet's Notes about The Poem

....the poem is kin of narrative story, delivered through use of a specific rhyme scheme....the scene is of a woman standing at her window pane, looking herself in glass, and wondering the way city has transformed her....she fears to reveal her weaker side and hides her innocence under a veil, so that no one may assault her for her beauty, .....

Comments about ......Never Look Like One... by Yash Shinde

  • Veteran Poet - 1,063 Points Kanav Justa (8/26/2014 2:18:00 AM)

    , , a powerful ending to this poem, , , be a woman but never look like one
    amzing poem, , , , (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,576 Points Neela Nath (6/27/2014 8:19:00 PM)

    Be a woman but never look like one”- - - - - - - - - -Great lines. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 60 Points Amitie Moto Wa Abedi (6/23/2014 9:49:00 PM)

    Your poem is fantastic (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,738 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/24/2014 9:05:00 AM)

    Pregnant with a passion that is both creative and compelling! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 26,759 Points Akhtar Jawad (5/20/2014 11:01:00 AM)

    Nice and lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,634 Points Salini Nair (5/10/2014 4:59:00 AM)

    Good one yash.excellent work... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Jessica Hernandez-damian (5/7/2014 8:15:00 PM)

    Your poem is very good. I like it. (: (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 309 Points Shania K. Younce (5/6/2014 11:35:00 PM)

    Your poem is, so wonderfully done. Truly remarkable. Bien! . (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,243 Points Primrose Tee (5/3/2014 2:58:00 PM)

    very talented.. must say your poems move me (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,534 Points Roseann Shawiak (4/30/2014 1:11:00 PM)

    You have beautifully accentuated her innocence and have produced a very powerful,
    and provocative poem.
    An essence of beauty in it's agony. Loved it, keep going, I am loving all of your work.
    Thank you once again for sharing. Please keep in touch. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 722 Points Shahzia Batool (4/29/2014 11:51:00 PM)

    Age of the poet has nothing to do with the art of poetry especially when one is divinely gifted...i see vocabulary plays smooth in your hands...good narrative! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 26,759 Points Akhtar Jawad (4/29/2014 12:22:00 AM)

    Its not easy to follow the velocity of her sight,
    She is sun of the suns with amazing light,
    So impressive and so much bright,
    A teen aged girl and an angelic flight,
    I am ashamed of myself that I am a male,
    Oh my God why not a female! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,245 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (4/28/2014 2:14:00 AM)

    a powerful write, very touching. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,171 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (4/25/2014 10:53:00 PM)

    it's a nice poem, very touching...but poems like these only accentuate a feeling of helplessness since no solution seems to be in sight... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,264 Points Lyn Paul (4/25/2014 7:36:00 AM)

    Excellent write Yash. A very moving last verse. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,016 Points Geetha Jayakumar (4/21/2014 1:57:00 PM)

    Once again a brilliant write from your pen... You have captured the inner feelings of women very well.. Its really a matured write from your side especially when you are just 16....I loved reading each lines..Well done..Yash. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,722 Points Herbert Guitang (4/19/2014 2:42:00 AM)

    a very colorful words that would struck our hearts. Well done Yash, my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 296 Points Dr Library @ Debadarshi (4/16/2014 1:23:00 AM)

    No words to praise.....A superb talent.....Miles to go...Keep it up.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 70 Points Sadvansha Munshi (4/12/2014 1:23:00 PM)

    I can totally understand it, this one was the best! this really touched my heart :) thank you for inviting me to read it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 295 Points Joseph Anderson (4/11/2014 5:10:00 PM)

    A brilliant, impactful and powerfullly written poem. I agree, you have a great future in the poetry
    realm. Please keep at it=10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, March 31, 2014


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