saadat tahir

(21011965 / Islamabad-Pakistan)

Sovereign girl … 1905 - 2k13

Kicked on beach cockle shells
then the office guys to hell

the prickly sand tickles my toes
and his laughter, that he knows

the bosses work I so often do
why I like him, don’t have a clue

late to bed and early to rise
nets me bonus, worldly prize

with the alarm, shoot out of bed
fumble and clamp its button dead

thirty minutes of a race in time
switch on tube to scan the crime

hair and hands tomorrow then
laptop purse and favorite pen

at the bus stop same old scene
a million times I must have seen

I hate their frills and lacy girls
The dumb pouts and their curls

What’s up beat in a gender trap
All they need is a firmly slap

Daunted not by brawn or hurl
Brainy and brash is sovereign girl

Submitted: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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19 May,2k13

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  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (5/29/2013 6:39:00 AM)

    Hmm i dont know whether u r praisin or despisin dat girl here but i give u kudos for d rhymin flow. As for me i tink beautiful workin women r waylaid easily so they shud b careful. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (5/21/2013 1:54:00 AM)

    I think it's an ode to a girl who is self-assertive and smart and does not like to act coyly. It's written with a feeling of respect for all working girls to keep their morale high. A perfect ten for such a serious at the bottom but written with a light pen composition. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (5/19/2013 8:41:00 AM)

    it is seemed to me a funny poem.. but nice with smooth flow and sweet rhymes.. love it.....2 (Report) Reply

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