Shyness Of A South Asian Woman Poem by Akhtar Jawad

Shyness Of A South Asian Woman

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She came down to the earth from the high skies,
When she opened her pretty and innocent eyes,
She was found in a field of richly yield,
She remained in love with her soil and field.
She was brought up by a king with a great empire,
Never lacked anything, no need was dire.

A princess was she and a palace her home,
Touching sun and moon, was golden, its dome,
Diamonds and pearls were toys for her,
Spoons were gold and plates were silver,
She was found in earth and she rules the earth,
She was pious and pure and a symbol of worth.

She was very shy and innocent and an ideal wife,
Like a shadow she followed her husband, all life,
For a period of fourteen very painful years,
Without an smile but full of tears,
She lived in the forest whereat kidnapped,
But remained untouched, and couldn't be cracked.

While she was going to the forest on foot,
Bare footed, no slipper, no boot,
A woman on way asked about her companion,
Who was that handsome and her relation and union,
Moved eyelids, smiled but didn't utter,
And she knew who he was and why with her.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: woman
Pen picture of a South Asian Woman
Ramesh Rai 12 August 2014

In our proverb it is said, shyness is the ornament of woman. In the concluding paras you have depicted about Ram, Laxman and Sita during the period of their exile when the women asking about two person with her. Goswami Tulsi das with so many other poets have described the scene beautifully and also find the same beauty in your poem. sawanre se pritam aur gore se devarwa. Thank you so much for sharing. Regrds.

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Ramesh Rai 12 August 2014

Life of Sita has been beautifully penned by you.

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Valsa George 12 August 2014

When I read this poem, I too am reminded of Sita, a shining example of Asian womanhood! She remained chaste throughout and followed her husband all her life like a shadow through thick and thin! She may be an outdated model to the new generation..... But such exalted women hold the family ties in tact! They shield the family life from crumbling down and leave the home a haven of love and security for the children! Enjoyed this beautiful tribute to the South Asian women! !

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Geetha Jayakumar 13 August 2014

Beautiful poem depicting life of Sita. Very true said, shyness was her ornament, she was an ideal wife, ideal mother. Loved reading each lines, as you have portrayed each lines so well... Thanks for sharing with us.

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Khalida Bano Ali 14 August 2014

A beautiful poem which lets us know the calibre of Akhtar Jawad.

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Khalid Saifullah 25 October 2019

What a lovely poem! Liked it.

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Rajnish Manga 28 March 2015

The description is so succinct and the narration so vivid that reminds one of the demeanor of a pious lady extracted out of an Epic story. Truly, she represented our age old culture. Thanks for sharing the same.

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Piyush Dey 21 August 2014

a passionate write. beautifully crafted theme. i like it.

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Amitava Sur 15 August 2014

An ideal woman with chastity in her life Makes her great keeping her head held high, She is an inspiration to all other ladies She resembles the character of adorable Sita.

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Neela Nath Das 14 August 2014

Open ending creates suspense.We are eager to know the rest part of her life.Beautiful................

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