Acts Of Cruelty Poem by Afzal Shauq

Acts Of Cruelty

Rating: 4.5

She gives me her hand
with sweet smiles....
But hidden beneath
her innocent facade
acts of cruelty.

For if by accident
we should touch...
Her anger rages...
With clench teeth she lunges
like a lion at fresh flesh.

With fear I repel
in an act of submission.
She concentrates
scanning me
from head to toe.

Flashing her deceptive smile
I see lust in her eyes...
With the tip of her tongue
she moistens her lips...
So I respond and smile
Poem In Pashto By: Afzal Shauq
Translated in English By: Alley Boling
Book: 'TWIST OF FATES' Poem No.109/Page.152
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Angelic Warrior 20 August 2009

a truly amazing piece! ....feels as if there could be an entire story behind it....could be a metaphor or reality....very nice :)

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Zeinab Sherif 20 June 2009

one another unique poem.oh! u deserve this.

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Christine Kerr 14 June 2009

You can see the mind working here both on the villains part and your, Nicely put together. I really enjoy when I can spot double meanings 10+++

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Melissa Thompson 15 May 2009

wonderful, wonderful poem..10

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Carol Gall 11 May 2009

you never fail to amaze me this is reallly a great poem

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Wahab Abdul 07 October 2012

great poem, great meaning!

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Dr.Wardha Jawdat 14 April 2010

very good afzal saab..entertaining...its an age old ritual this play between man and woman..the pushing away and the deceptions...always make for an interesting write and an even more interesting read..

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Thomas Coltrin 07 April 2010

i liked it alot, all tho if it was me, i would of done the last line reversed, meaning put smile before respond... =].....but i loved it

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Rachel Butler 04 November 2009

'So I respond and smile' Rachel Ann Butler

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Cecilia Nicoletti 28 October 2009

its easy to imagine that escene. its like a short rhymes tale. I am reading you as you an see- regards

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