Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 199,116 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

A Single Blanket - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

It's a big family in a hut of the slums,
It's too cold and they sleep on a mat,
A single blanket for the whole family,
He pulls blanket and covers his cat.

The shivering rats then shut their eyes,
They are awaken, how can sleep in the cold,
Their father unsatisfied with a family of six,
Careless is addict otherwise too bold.

Morning saw the youngest frozen and cold,
Unworried is addict no shame no fears,
Balanced will be family a matter of few months,
Puts child in the grave no regrets no tears.

Topic(s) of this poem: winter


Comments about A Single Blanket by Akhtar Jawad

  • Bisma Mirza (1/11/2015 7:53:00 AM)

    Great! ! ! ! ! winters and Memories [3 10 on 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (1/11/2015 3:32:00 AM)

    Such scenes are not uncommon in a slum! Many are exposed to severe cold and are being frozen in the chilly weather! Here the drunkard is so callous and is least bothered about the well being of his family or children! A poignant write! (Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (1/10/2015 4:27:00 PM)

    A painful read. Cruelty knows no bound. (Report)Reply

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  • Salini Nair (1/10/2015 9:19:00 AM)

    its pathetic...mostly related to under developed countries....nice (Report)Reply

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  • Rajesh ThankappanRajesh Thankappan (1/10/2015 8:39:00 AM)

    This as Khalid Saifullah says is a touching one. (Report)Reply

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  • Soulful HeartSoulful Heart (1/10/2015 1:20:00 AM)

    poignant and tearful...............a drunkard irresponsible father can be the death of not only a family but a cause of all the evils in a society....................... (Report)Reply

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  • Khalid Saifullah (1/9/2015 5:55:00 PM)

    A heart touching poem! ......................10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 10, 2015


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