Treasure Island

nadia abduljabbar

(25/5/1957 / Makkah)

Pretty Face

So she heard
A part of a gossip
Between a niece
And a half jealous sibling
That he likes her face.
Their word were so
Twisted so that
She could not figure out
What was exactly
Said and how.

She asked about him:
Educated or not,
Boozer or not,
Smoker or not,
Praises came running.

So said she to herself
So what if he likes the face,
Everybody likes a pretty face,
Let’s see if he likes
The brain as well,
So she sent the intellectual
Message, and the punishment
Was the gossip.

Fear grasped her for moments,
Then she decided to play
With the ignorant women.

So she commented on
Their gossip laughingly
I ask any man who shows
Admiration to read my poesy,
To frighten him, if he is not
An equal mate,
And if he is a brave one
He will declare his love before
Everybody according to God’s law,
And will say he wants
Himself to be mine,
And wants me to be his
With my good qualities
As well as shortcomings,
He will bend with awe
To God for such a gift.

And if he is a coward,
Or just not brave enough
For a brave WOMAN
He will do nothing
To hold me to his chest;
Certainly he will do nothing.


4 April 2013

Submitted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Pretty Face by nadia abduljabbar )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. A Poet, Angela K Brown
  2. Let us dream, hasmukh amathalal
  3. Iron Gates, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Mental Illness, Angela K Brown
  5. The Unknown Person, Angela K Brown
  6. Austere Offices, Angela K Brown
  7. Grandma's Hands, Angela K Brown
  8. For the Colored Girl, Angela K Brown
  9. Dark Skin, Angela K Brown
  10. Na Na, Angela K Brown

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »


Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  8. Morning, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]