poet Akhtar Jawad

Akhtar Jawad

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Birth, Life, Death

Mama Cat! Mama Cat!
Who you are afraid of?
How helpless you are, and we too!
He is the one you can't write off!
Why do you hide your newly born kittens?
Still a few cooked in the father's kitchens!
See sometimes under my antique bed,
Sometimes hidden in the flowers shed,
and do you remember, no you don't,
you forget very soon, no long memories,
it's the same shed beneath it many times,
you loved the father again and again,
who loves, gives birth and then a death,
see he comes, and he will catch one,
and carry the kitten to a lonely place,
his own young one, yes, his own!

Topic(s) of this poem: birth, life and death

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Poem Edited: Thursday, August 4, 2016

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  • Loke Kok Yee (8/25/2016 8:23:00 AM)

    Such is the way of some animals, some have the paternal instinct, some do not. Such is the way of nature.

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  • Geetha JayakumarGeetha Jayakumar (8/6/2016 9:48:00 AM)

    Beautiful description of Birth, Life and Death. Cute picture of cute kittens attracted me the most. Loved reading it.

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  • Marie ShineMarie Shine (8/4/2016 4:06:00 PM)

    A very poignant write in which the unpleasantness of life (and love) come to the fore. I love the photograph of the gorgeous kittens and want to protect them from their Daddy and keep them with their Mammy, helping her to take care of them. Excellent crafting, dear friend Akhtar. Thank you for sharing...

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  • Ahmed Gumaa SiddiekAhmed Gumaa Siddiek (8/4/2016 6:57:00 AM)

    Very nice poem. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Nosheen IrfanNosheen Irfan (8/4/2016 2:04:00 AM)

    A bitter truth told in beautiful verse accompanied by a lovely graphic. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Khalid Saifullah (8/4/2016 12:35:00 AM)

    Though bitter but a truth is a truth............................

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (8/4/2016 12:31:00 AM)

    A cute poem with a very cute picture to follow it!

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  • Kelly KurtKelly Kurt (8/3/2016 10:46:00 PM)

    Such is it for all born. A wonderful piece, Akhtar

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