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Khairul Ahsan

Yea And Nay

Men and women quite often may,
Mean the opposite when they say,
Those simple words yea or nay,
While in a courtship or in a fray.
To read the mind, there is no way.

Just to be polite, women may say
A feeble yea which in fact is a nay.
Before they say a definite yea or nay,
Of pros and cons they make a survey
Keeping their real intents held at bay.

When men ask their women out,
To a date, a stroll or a dine-out,
Often falter when they go about
Taking a yea or a nay sans doubt.
Losing the fun of the coveted hang out.

Submitted: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Edited: Thursday, February 27, 2014

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One requires a lifetime to master the skill of understanding the meanings of 'Yea And Nay' under varying perspectives.

20 October 2013
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  • Khairul Ahsan (6/26/2014 10:05:00 AM)

    @Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon
    Thank you so much for lending your eyes to my poem and leaving your thoughtful words.
    I am truly inspired! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (6/26/2014 9:35:00 AM)

    @Sj Holland
    I am so glad to have your thoughtful comment on my poem. Though you do not visit this site on a regular basis, yet you took time to read my poem and appreciate it so generously! I am indeed touched by your words.
    Apart from the appreciative words on my poem, I particularly liked these lines of yours:
    ' I do believe though that we often understand the meaning behind a yea or nay given to us, but choose to ignore it, lol.' (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (12/26/2013 9:48:00 PM)

    Just to be polite, women may say
    A feeble yea which in fact is nay.
    As their eyes make a quick survey
    Keeping their intents held at bay.

    How very true, and how astute of you. Well-written and insightful. You understand a lot about human nature. I like the flow of this. It sounds like a person supposing and musing.; contemplating. It does take a lifetime to understand anything really useful. I do believe though that we often understand the meaning behind a yea or nay given to us, but choose to ignore it, lol. Thanks for reading Birds of Joy and Hope. Nice of you to comment on the comments of others. And thanks for inviting me to read. I don't have as much time as I'd like to visit regularly. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/6/2013 11:11:00 AM)

    @ Princess Lilypad,
    Thanks for commenting on my poem.
    ' a womans passive aggressive nature'?
    Liked those words! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/6/2013 8:48:00 AM)

    @ Lyn Paul,
    Thanks for reading my poem and leaving your comment. Your words inspire me. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/5/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    @Terrance Tracy
    Thanks for your comments on my poem.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/4/2013 7:08:00 AM)

    @Pradip Chattopadhyay,
    Thanks for liking the poem. It was written in a lighter vein to dwell on the duality of meanings that the words may hold when spoken by men or women under varying circumstances. (Report) Reply

  • Princess Lilypad (10/26/2013 10:59:00 AM)

    liked the truthful expression of a womans passive aggressive nature. Quite nice, I really liked this. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (10/26/2013 12:26:00 AM)

    @ Unwritten Soul,
    Thanks for your comment. The 'other words' can also be misunderstood, as long as the words are told to mean differently from the usual sense that they carry. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (10/26/2013 12:05:00 AM)

    Yea, How simple words can be misunderstood. Has a great catch to it. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Terrance Tracy (10/24/2013 3:07:00 AM)

    A very humorous poem because it is true.
    It is the games we play.
    It is about second guessing oneself about one another.
    to songs come to my mind as I read your poem The Games People Play
    and Its All in the Game. (Report) Reply

  • Helen Tong (10/22/2013 6:17:00 AM)

    I absolutely adore this poem! It relates to my current situation as well :) Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (10/21/2013 1:21:00 PM)

    Hahaha otherwise we can use other words that give similar meaning, no confusion no frustration_Soul (Report) Reply

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