Khairul Ahsan


Men and women seek to hide
Their weaknesses, their frailties
An inbuilt mechanism seeks to provide
An excuse for all their infirmities.

Men and women hide in the deep
Of their own sensitive mind,
Some secrets which they keep
And guard like sentinels of some kind.

Men and women crave for a touch
A delicate touch, soft, slim and smooth,
On their frail minds, if not so much
On their skin, at old age or at youth.

When their heart is touched by words
Or eyes that translate feelings into caresses,
Their spirit soars high in the sky like birds,
Yet they shrink when love offers its embraces.

02 September 2014
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Submitted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Topic of this poem: life


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Human mind is sensitive. Sensitive to words, looks, thoughts, touches, smiles, gestures, noise, silence and/or absence of one or all of these. We open our minds' window and remain all ears to catch a whisper, yet when we hear a footstep, we shut the window and our mind folds like a sensitive plant. This is sensitivity.

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  • Rookie - 66 Points Angelique'''' Rockwell (10/17/2014 6:11:00 PM)

    That kind of sensitivity is built up by years of being hurt by others. In life we long for connection with others and many times we are trampled on for our efforts, if you notice...children do not share these same fears. Very Nicely expressed. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,299 Points Khairul Ahsan (9/3/2014 1:54:00 AM)

    @Sandra Feldman
    My sincere thanks for this kind appreciation. Many of my poems here are inspired by thoughts that throng my head after I've read the poems of other poets and poetesses. Your appraisal will inspire me to write better poems than I have written.
    Many thanks! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,909 Points Sandra Feldman (9/3/2014 1:35:00 AM)

    Dear poet, you have an outstanding understanding of the human mind and soul, of both men and women.
    It is quite extraordinary how you can feel and convey this sensitivity that most of us seem to posses but can't express. Only those with a clairvoyant soul can see deep into human nature.
    I believe you are one of the Blessed.
    Wonderful poem, !
    Thank you (Report) Reply

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