Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 112,017 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Seesaw - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

In love! Though he is still a child,
in the back yard so pink so mild,
swinging on a branch of a lovely tree,
a bud of rose completely free.
Free of tensions free of pains,
Free of guilt free of stains,
He invites her to enjoy a seesaw,
she flew helplessly like a straw,
When up he is sad as she is down,
when down and sees a flying crown!
Crown or silky wings of a fairy?
She is so charming when she's merry!
He sticks his foot firmly on the ground,
he loves to enjoy her laughter's sound
Merely a friendship or a love at this age?
What next when youth comes out of the cage!

Topic(s) of this poem: love and friendship


Comments about Seesaw by Akhtar Jawad

  • Sanjukta Nag (9/21/2015 2:05:00 AM)


    The pleasure of riding a seesaw is expressed so marvellously. the happiness of those children feels too close to catch as there is no gap left between the merriment of reading this poem and riding a seesaw... thank you. (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (9/20/2015 2:48:00 PM)


    favorite lines:

    ‘Free of tensions free of pains,
    Free of guilt free of stains, ”

    and

    “Merely a friendship or a love at this age?
    What next when youth comes out of the cage! ”

    For over 50 years I’ve been out of my ‘cage’, AND I’m stained! ! I’d rather be back in my cage, as long as I could stay there forever! !

    :) bri

    p.s. I enjoyed your rhymes!
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  • (9/19/2015 1:08:00 AM)


    Too young to love but not too young to adore.
    All of us have gone through this stage, - a 10

    Free of guilt free of stains
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  • (9/19/2015 12:58:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem...........................10 (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/19/2015 12:27:00 AM)


    What is next when youth is out of its cage, is quite possibly a pulled muscle or injured back.: -) (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (9/19/2015 12:03:00 AM)


    The entire poem is a great pleasure to read. It brings out the innocence of childhood and a bit of their psychology. But the best of that part of life is reflected in the following lines:
    Free of tensions free of pains,
    Free of guilt free of stains,
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  • Valsa George (9/18/2015 11:43:00 PM)


    Lovely poem like the lovely kids on the seesaw! The simple pleasures of innocent childhood captured beautifully! A 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 18, 2015



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