poet Akhtar Jawad

Akhtar Jawad

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Shyness Of A South Asian Woman

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.

Topic(s) of this poem: woman

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Poem Edited: Saturday, March 28, 2015

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  • Khalid Saifullah (10/25/2019 7:51:00 AM)

    What a lovely poem! Liked it.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (3/28/2015 12:01:00 PM)

    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 (8/21/2014 10:40:00 AM)

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

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  • Amitava SurAmitava Sur (8/15/2014 7:36:00 AM)

    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 (8/14/2014 10:59:00 PM)

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

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  • Salini Nair (8/14/2014 2:45:00 AM)

    she was very shy and innocent and an ideal wife,
    Like a shadow she followed her husband, all life, ...................beautiful presentation of Asian woman.....resembles the life of sita...

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  • Khalida Bano Ali (8/14/2014 12:14:00 AM)

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

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  • Geetha JayakumarGeetha Jayakumar (8/13/2014 1:25:00 PM)

    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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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (8/12/2014 10:39:00 PM)

    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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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (8/12/2014 7:00:00 PM)

    Life of Sita has been beautifully penned by you.

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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (8/12/2014 6:57:00 PM)

    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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  • Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi (8/12/2014 11:56:00 AM)

    I know of her...will not take her nMe. How can you write with so much passionate respect is what is so admirable. Thanks for sharing

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