Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 116,308 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Saint Woodpecker And The Uncalled Questions - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

Two innocent pigeons were on their first date,
I saw their ecstasy in love on a green carpet,
behind green curtains their touches of nibs,
I saw her though insane in love still escaping
from him and jumping on branches of a tree,
I saw him chasing the lovely virgin bird,
I just smiled and watched silently.
But the saint woodpecker interrupted them,
"Make a nest for you and then love as you like,
otherwise earth will witness your sins
on the day of judgment, that is sure and definite."
She asked innocently, "If we love behind the curtains,
of green leaves with pink rose prints and aromatic
breaths of colorful flowers that don't know anything,
where there is no ethics but where life has so many colors,
and all I see a spectrum of white light of love."
"These exciting charms, these pieces of beauty,
are not your friends, they all are merely agents,
and they will witness your sins, they are foes."
He whispered in her years, "No more questions,
come on let us fly too high in the sky."
And while woodpecker was delivering his sermon
to innocent birds who ask uncalled questions,
I saw materialized, the pigeon's date somewhere
too high beyond the reach of the saint woodpecker!

Topic(s) of this poem: questions


Comments about Saint Woodpecker And The Uncalled Questions by Akhtar Jawad

  • Savita Tyagi (1/21/2016 10:31:00 AM)


    Lovely poem. Some sermons are better to be ignored. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/19/2016 12:09:00 PM)


    A beautiful write with a moral. thanks a lot for sharing. a very Happy New Year. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/19/2016 11:32:00 AM)


    Questions and answers; but, our sins do expose us. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/18/2016 10:42:00 PM)


    There will be sanctimonious proprietors who question everyone and everything! You have given them the guise of the woodpecker! Let the pigeons enjoy their first date away from the wily gaze of the world in some far away corner! Lovely poem! A 10 (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (1/18/2016 10:06:00 PM)


    Love is love, and should not be either hidden or questioned.. That is the beauty of it. As Kelly said below, the 'righteous' have no rights to disturb the moments of tender emotions, passions, and unification between lovers. Nothing is more pure than the purity of true love. Thank you for sharing Akhtar sahaab. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (1/18/2016 9:49:00 PM)


    The so-called righteous would impose their sensibilities on those who wished only to share love. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 18, 2016



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