......Never Look Like One... Poem by Yash Shinde

......Never Look Like One...

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Beyond the tattered window pane,
A gruesome, dominant world lies.
Facing the broken reflection of mine,
In the broken pane I meet my eyes…

“I see-
Trodden hopes and weakened thighs,
Shoulders down with my soulful cries...
Beyond the visible sneer command on my face
A mournful shattered visage lies….

But must not I reveal my forlorn eyes,
The woman that hides in me in guise,
The world won’t let her to live
Trodden under feet, never to rise….

Am I, too weak to reveal,
Or am I not that strong to conceal,
Do I make you wonder about
The secret I hide under my veil? -
-I hide glitter of my eyes,
the innocence of my face.
My pristine soul,
the unparalleled grace…

…Is it this modesty that the world detests,
Or is my virginity world’s bequest,
Or is it a tribute to the womb that conceives,
& the hand that feeds by the hands that molest?

...You may burn, harass, pester or stun
…But the hands that assault shall be praised by none…….
……. “ Says to me my pessimistic voice,
-Be a woman but never look like one”

Copyright © Yash Shinde 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: women
....the poem is kin of narrative story, delivered through use of a specific rhyme scheme....the scene is of a woman standing at her window pane, looking herself in glass, and wondering the way city has transformed her....she fears to reveal her weaker side and hides her innocence under a veil, so that no one may assault her for her beauty, .....
Jasbir Chatterjee 25 April 2014

it's a nice poem, very touching...but poems like these only accentuate a feeling of helplessness since no solution seems to be in sight...

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Lyn Paul 25 April 2014

Excellent write Yash. A very moving last verse. Thank You

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Geetha Jayakumar 21 April 2014

Once again a brilliant write from your pen... You have captured the inner feelings of women very well.. Its really a matured write from your side especially when you are just 16....I loved reading each lines..Well done..Yash.

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Captain Herbert Poetry 19 April 2014

a very colorful words that would struck our hearts. Well done Yash, my friend.

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Unwritten Soul 08 April 2014

I think at this age you have shown so many potentials, please keep writing, because creativeness... it is in your vein_Soul

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Kanav Justa 26 August 2014

, , a powerful ending to this poem, , , be a woman but never look like one amzing poem, , , ,

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Neela Nath Das 27 June 2014

Be a woman but never look like one”- - - - - - - - - -Great lines.

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Moto Wa 23 June 2014

Your poem is fantastic

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Pregnant with a passion that is both creative and compelling!

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Akhtar Jawad 20 May 2014

Nice and lovely poem.

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