Shame Poem by Gayatri Phukan

Shame

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The image of a nude woman has gone viral
In social media
Her beloved man
Has put under hammer
His sweetheart's nude picture
Like a pornographic model
Wheatish texture
Eyes full of lust
Comely breasts
Inviting midriff with a deep navel
The figure of woman has dazzled
Like a devouring flame of lust
Appears like a pure sculpture
Etched in Mohenjodaro
Its red tinge
Has licked the lust of
Hundreds of menfolk.
In the flame of the flare of lust
Of hundreds of men
That picture of women
Is getting raped
Again and again
The womanhood of earth
Is crestfallen in shame
Woman captivated
In lovers sweet nothings
Forgot her womanhood
Shed her covers of shame
Presented her own nude picture
The curvaceous figure
Got auctioned in the market
Magnificent womanhood

Can the red hue of love
Be auctioned
Like that
Can the waves of love
Be sold in the market
Like that
Can the body of beloved
Be sold like that
O nude woman
Do you have
In your possession
A nude picture
Of your loved man
You too auction it
Let
Modernity
Civilization
Love
Be humiliated
In your hands

Before presenting a nude picture
Grab one nude picture as a present
Then only
The match would be drawn
He shameless match
Would turn interesting
Shame would be auctioned in market
Shame of man and woman
Equally
Otherwise
No one should present
Anyone
Nude picture
So that
Shame
Is not auctioned.

-Gayatri Phukan, Translated by Bibekananda Choudhury

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: love and life
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dave Walker 31 October 2018

Yes social media as gone way too far. A great poem highlighting how far it has gone. A great write.

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Gayatri Phukan 27 July 2019

Thank you so much

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Jazib Kamalvi 03 November 2018

A refined poetic imagination, Gayatri. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you.

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Gayatri Phukan 11 December 2018

thank you. jazib

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Dr Antony Theodore 04 November 2018

That picture of women Is getting raped Again and again The womanhood of earth Is crestfallen in shame.......it is terrible. it touched me ...... what happens in India very often and it comes in the news....... about rape......horrible crime...... and no one does anything about it..... it is a real shame. women should protest all over the world against all injustices in this world. thank u dear poetess for bringing up this theme. thank u. tony

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Dr. Antony Theodore 27 January 2021

The womanhood of earth Is crestfallen in shame Woman captivated In lovers sweet nothings Forgot her womanhood Shed her covers of shame. reveling thoughts of a woman meditating on the nude picture and its evil effects. very good poem. tony

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Gayatri Phukan 19 August 2020

Thank you dear friend lee boueri

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Gayatri Phukan 19 August 2020

Thank you lee boueri

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Chinedu Dike 19 August 2020

Really a poignant piece of poetry written with clarity of thought and mind. Brave utterances set aside for honest reflection. A beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.

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Lee Boueri 16 November 2019

nice write about betrayal of love.

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