Aimanu Begum


The Scent Of A Woman


They find me beautiful
Some send their furtive glances
On my way like a coy mistress
Others confront me in the eyes.
With sauciness survey my body hurriedly
I pass by haughtily aware of them
Men they throng at my door
Come creeping crawling by night
Married men young bachelors
Their guilty eyes blinded by the sun
Softly knock at my door
Knowing I am alone in my room
No more afraid I laugh aloud
They scurry away quailed
On the street I meet them
Squinting eyes greedy
Their quick glance expectant
Drawn by my smile
May be the look in my eyes
Or is it the scent of my hair
Obfuscated they shake heads
A smile plays on my lips slowly
They sniff for the scent of my body
The scent of the woman in me.

Submitted: Thursday, June 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 22,957 Points Akhtar Jawad (11/17/2014 3:04:00 AM)

    A bold, beautiful and different poem that touched the heart............10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,749 Points Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (11/17/2014 2:47:00 AM)

    A smile plays on my lips slowly
    They sniff for the scent of my body
    The scent of the woman in me.
    A scent of woman can not be superseded by ordinary scents which are being used. Women do have this sense hence poetess smiles on the stupidity of all an sundry.A very well written and well thought out poem.Please Keep sharing the essence.10/10
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,312 Points Khairul Ahsan (8/17/2013 12:53:00 AM)

    The very title is attractive, exudes some kind of scent.
    The poem holds the readers' curiosity till the end. A good poem.
    Appropriate words used with specific connotation.
    If this is neither saucy nor 'even about love', I wonder what it is. Sniffing for the scent obviously leads to something..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points Aimanu Begum (6/25/2013 2:57:00 PM)

    Thank you guys for your valuable comments....please dn't count my poems as saucy one....and particularly this one is not even about love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Waseem A Malla (6/21/2013 11:38:00 PM)

    a piece for introspection, I'd say. A worth read. A shift from the usual poets' topics. In the end, wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,688 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (6/21/2013 11:15:00 PM)

    He he a saucy poem! Quite sexy to read. Enjoyable. Thats why when i go out i dont like them to get that scent of me. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,675 Points Wahab Abdul (6/7/2013 7:09:00 AM)

    the starting is beautiful.. excellent.. you write poems of different taste...enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,404 Points Gajanan Mishra (6/6/2013 10:06:00 AM)

    the scent of the woman, good poem, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems especially written on women/mother etc and comment. (Report) Reply

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