Age Counts Poem by Afzal Shauq

Age Counts

Rating: 4.9

Girls still look at me
and though they smile...
Their eyes speak
A multitude of words.

Once offering me hearts
No longer I see
My age revealed
by the creases of time

I feel my insides
breaking into pieces.
The hope of the dream...
Vanishes in a cold sigh.
Poem In Pashto By: Afzal Shauq
Translated in English By: Alley Boling
Book: 'TWIST OF FATES' Poem No.263/Page.336
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Maria Junnonen 02 May 2010

Yes. Age counts but I like old pople more than young. Nice poem.

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Leila Taghavi 11 April 2010

nice poem! thanks for sharing it

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Sandra Fowler 01 April 2010

Age does indeed count, but it has its moments as well. Beautifully written. Warm regards, Sandra

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Tsira Goge 07 February 2010

It is good if the girls smiles to you still, only look, At them special task, for that they smile to old man and welcome lovely, It was joke. Last line a poem I liked very much. 10x10 for this, Afzal. Thank you for the nice commet, Tsira

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Sara Beloved 03 January 2010

It's wonderful. Short, sweet, and full of emotion.

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Tremendous write. I honestly dont feel my age, its whats in the heart that matters! Enjoyed; D

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Ana Monnar 25 June 2010

I loved your poem, you earned a perfect 10 from a 56 year old woman.

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Prince Obed de la Cruz 10 June 2010

but still enjoy the warmth of summer, the coolness of winter, the joy of spring, and the blessings of harvest! be inspired always... you write good...

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Lady Grace 09 June 2010

hmmmm, nicely done...

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Hmm a hush poem…nice metaphor… ‘age revealed/by the creases of time’…thanks 10/10 Ms. Nivedita UK

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