Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 109,630 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Don’t Go Sweetheart - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

Tonight,
a night under a blue moon,
still alive, not dead,
let me read, all unread,
let me write, all unwritten,
let me see, all unseen,
let me show, shown not yet,
let me do, done not yet,
let me tell, told not yet,
It’s a night,
under a blue moon,
don’t go so soon,
listen, not yet listened,
life is just a night,
yes, I am yours,
yes, you are mine,
I am your beehive,
the honey in me,
is just for you,
press me, crush me,
do with me, whatever you like,
take away all my honey,
let your lips be,
sweeter than sweetest,
kiss me I am not yet kissed,
I’m beauty you always missed,
Don’t refrain,
I’ll die with my pain,
when I am nothing more,
just the remains of love,
make a candle from the wax,
lit me, burn me, melt me,
keeping me, the lit candle,
go to your nest,
you the awaken bird,
I know you’ll go.
Oh you! The pilgrim of the Milky Way,
a rider of the scoundrel moon,
I don’t like you,
flying in dark.
Right now, you cannot go,
get rid of this to and fro,
night is still alive,
I have asked the dawn, to delay.
Don’t go sweetheart!

(Based on a Bengali song -
Na jeo na, rojoni ekhono baaki
Aro kichhu dite baki
Bole raat jaga pakhhi
Na jeo na.
Ami je tumar shudhu jibone morone
Dhoriya rakhhite chai noyone noyone
Na jeo na
Je kothha bolite baje
Je byatha morome e kande
Shey kotha bolite ogo dao
Jibono rojoni jani, emoni pohabe
Chandero toroni tumi, shudure milabe
Na a jeo na)

Topic(s) of this poem: night


Comments about Don’t Go Sweetheart by Akhtar Jawad

  • Rajnish Manga (1/24/2017 11:54:00 PM)


    A perfect romantic poem devoted to celebrating the very first meeting of two lovers under the moonlit sky. Amazing composition with a lovely portrayal of nature and delicate feelings.
    life is just a night / yes, I am yours / yes, you are mine,
    Don’t refrain / I’ll die with my pain,
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  • (9/2/2015 4:12:00 AM)


    Ahan! ! ! ! Greaaaaaaaaaat one...really! ! 10 on 10 (Report) Reply

  • (9/1/2015 2:22:00 AM)


    What a beauty, it's really amazing, I regret I don't know Bengali.........................10 (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/31/2015 11:38:00 PM)


    Your brain, I feel is filled with liquid verse..... It keeps overflowing! Great, Akhtarji! (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2015 4:22:00 PM)


    A beautiful poem about love, some fantastic rhythm and imagery, with some great killer lines.

    let your lips be,
    sweeter than sweetest,
    kiss me I am un-kissed,
    I’m beauty you always missed,
    Don’t refrain,
    I’ll die with my pain,
    when I am nothing more,
    just the remains of love,

    The whole things is fantastic, Well done!
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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 5, 2015


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