Garment Girls Poem by Taslima Nasrin

Garment Girls

Rating: 3.3


The garment girls, walking together,
look like hundreds of birds flying in Bangladesh's sky.

Garments girls, returning to their slums at midnight,
are met by street-vagabonds who grab a few takas from the girls,
pushing their bodies into the girls bodies,
stealing the night's spoils.

Despite sleepless night, before dawn the girls again walk together,
men's mouths getting watery when they pass and spit,
the girls avoiding as many as they can,
eating nobody's food, wearing nobody's clothes, walking, walking on.

Like blind bullocks, they trudge ahead,
have-nots dependent upon the haves,
forbidden to enjoy the sky's rainbows,
fated to be thrown around, fingered, raped in darkness and fear
instead of bathing joyfully in the moonlit night.

Like hundreds of Bangladesh flying in the world's sky,
the garment girls walk on, walk on.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Issac SM 17 February 2022

Fukru fans kottarakkara unit like adik

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Isac saji 17 February 2022

Fabulous but I'm patriarch.

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BILL 17 February 2022

right message for the current world

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Adeeb Alfateh 22 July 2019

Like blind bullocks, they trudge ahead, have-nots dependent upon the haves, forbidden to enjoy the sky's rainbows, fated to be thrown around, fingered, raped in darkness and fear instead of bathing joyfully in the moonlit night. great write great 10++++++++++++++++++

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Taslima Nasrin

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Mymensingh / Bangladesh
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