Ngimchule Nampeung


Glass House - Poem by Ngimchule Nampeung

Father, Mother!
What am I?
They would not tell.
Echoing silence fills the timbered space.
Father, will thou not behold thine own?
Are thou afraid I will see myself in thine eyes?
Hideous is all I imagine myself to be.
Pity.
Only what mother can spare for me.
What is pity?
I do not care to know.
Things unfathomable;
Yet they would not tell.
I breathe, I live.
I am human.
Yet I stand denied.
Invisible chains bind me.

Father, Mother! Love me.
Give me a name.
Let me out;
Unhidden from stares.
Let me for once revel in the sweet sheer light of Heaven.
He made me,
Like thee.A perfect creation.
He loves me, how can ye not?
I am nought but a pride of the human race.
©Ngimchule Nampeung

Topic(s) of this poem: family, home, life, love, sad


Comments about Glass House by Ngimchule Nampeung

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (1/9/2016 4:39:00 AM)


    I breathe, I live.
    I am human.
    Yet I stand denied.
    Invisible chains bind me.

    A perfect creation.
    A pride of the human race.
    He loves me, how can thou not?
    I am nought but human. I am denied. i am in chains.. it is the plight of a girl in so many countries. what todo.
    i think all the women poets should begin to write against it and create a great revolution. thank you. tony
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    (1/9/2016 11:20:00 AM)

    Interesting how you perceived the poem.Thank u!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 7, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, June 30, 2017


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