poet Akhtar Jawad

Akhtar Jawad

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A Teen Aged Widow

When the morning star,
Sees first sun ray,
And disappears,
In grief and distress,
Gives a parting kiss,
To the nude lady,
Who takes her bath,
Every early morning,
In the sea of fire,
And once again,
Like a virgin in tact,
Likes a teen-aged beauty,
Flying high in sky,
The fine wet grass,
Licking milky foot,
Ask birds to rise,
And sing their song,
Asks flowers and buds,
To change night suits,
And moves to the bank,
And sits nimble footed,
Partly on the earth,
And partly in river,
A cold, pleasant wind,
And the swinging trees,
Having watched this porn,
Smile and discuss,
The body of the lady,
And a naughty blow,
Pulls the shying buds
In the cover of leaves,
And kisses their petals,
The sunflower rises,
And turns his face,
Towards the sun,
For a new warm-up,
And somewhere far,
A boy with animals,
All domestic,
And romantic,
With a watching dog,
Plays the bamboo pipe,
Fishermen with the nets,
Start their fishing,
I find everyone,
So happy and enjoying,
The gift of life.

On the bank but other,
Other side of river,
I see someone,
A girl of sixteen,
Seventeen or so,
In a white dressing,
No smile on her face,
Undressed long hair,
Wearing no jewelry,
Looking motionless,
Starring in space.
Somebody told me,
A widow is she,
Only after one month,
After her marriage,
Her spouse was killed,
In a deadly war,
Futile and fruitless.

Topic(s) of this poem: war

Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (9/23/2020 9:11:00 AM)

    A great poem sir! I never hesitate to read this perceptive work time and again!

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (5/15/2020 8:36:00 AM)

    This is my favorite poem sir! My great pleasure reading this beautiful poem repeatedly to my utmost satisfaction!

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (4/25/2020 7:18:00 PM)

    The superb imagery coupled with wonderful words
    and thoughts transport a reader to a different time
    and place and made him /her a witness of a beautiful scene.
    Yet, the poignancy of this write made us feel the hurt
    and longings of a teen aged widow.
    War will drastically change a beautiful life
    into loneliness and meaningless life.
    A deeply moving and touching poem.

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (3/18/2020 1:20:00 AM)

    A fascinating piece of works sir! I get enormous pleasure in reading this magnificent poem time and again!

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (3/11/2020 1:17:00 AM)

    War and its worst effect. Young war widows could be a national pride but at whose loss that pride succeeds? . Life is cruel indeed. You build up the dual contrasting images much poetically in the poem 10+

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  • Daniel MiltzDaniel Miltz (3/1/2020 8:46:00 PM)

    magnificent read.........................

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  • Navod DilharaNavod Dilhara (2/11/2020 9:52:00 AM)

    War brings nothing, but the deaths. Such a sad poem.Great.

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  • Magadha RaniMagadha Rani (12/18/2019 1:13:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem sir ji. beautiful ink. thank you for sharing.....10++++++++

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/14/2019 8:29:00 AM)

    Tact, act!
    Pact and fact;
    Teenage,
    Muse of the aftermath,
    Teen aged widow! !
    After the war,
    Wickedness of mankind on earth.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (12/10/2019 10:02:00 PM)

    A great poem sir! I derive enormous pleasure in reading this wonderful piece of poetry again and again!

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  • Mamunur Rahman KayesMamunur Rahman Kayes (11/13/2019 1:30:00 AM)

    I find everyone,
    So happy and enjoying,
    The gift of life....The poet how beautifully ask...This is my Favorite verse

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (10/9/2019 11:49:00 PM)

    This magnificent work is in my favorite list sir. I find a different taste in this great work so I read it again and again to my utmost satisfaction!

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  • A B Faniki (8/19/2019 5:22:00 AM)

    Thougful poem.I guess beauty goes hand in hand wit youth-teen.a creative poem that capture it title

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (7/12/2019 11:38:00 PM)

    A poignant, beautiful and touching write.
    Poem of great depth by a great Poet.
    A pure poetic gem.

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (7/7/2019 7:34:00 AM)

    Furthermore, when I delve deep with an analytical perspective, I find that each line articulates piteousness of the girl....you have perfectly sketched the portrait....just immaculate! I have already taken it to MyPoemList

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (7/7/2019 7:30:00 AM)

    A girl of sixteen/Seventeen or so/In a white dressing/No smile on her face/Undressed long hair/Wearing no jewelry/Looking motionless.....I can imagine the situation of that tin aged widow! A poignant piece of poetry...One of your best poems sir! My pleasure reading it time and again!

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  • Konab GhummanKonab Ghumman (3/13/2019 10:40:00 AM)

    this poem describes beautifully deep feelings....well written

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  • Jagdish Singh RamánaJagdish Singh Ramána (3/3/2019 10:12:00 PM)

    a great imagery!
    poetic tragi-comedy of a great virtue.
    an expensive art! great!

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (12/24/2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Moreover, the lucidity of poetic expression is enticing! I strongly believe this great poem will be among top poems someday! I love your poetry!

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (9/6/2018 7:38:00 AM)

    Magnificent poetic expression enriched with poetic beauty! I find pleasure to read this beautiful poem as it is one of my favorite poems!

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