Syed Ahmed Shah

Rookie - 247 Points (03-08-1960 / Guwahati, Assam, India)

Anger - Poem by Syed Ahmed Shah

Like an aging nutch girl, the lone candle
flickered for a few seconds and died…
The smoke, unwillingly uncoiling,
rises a few inches from the dead wick
and vanishes in the freezing air
like the feverish tail of terrified serpent…

Cricket lovers and midnight revelers
have no time for anger;
but I need a ton of those
strong, sturdy and lasting
like their Denims …

Oh…my people…my people…


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(c) Syed Ahmed Shah, Bokultol, Guwahat

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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (1/15/2013 11:04:00 PM)


    An awesome poem on anger effects. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 15, 2013


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