Naveed Akram

Gold Star - 29,330 Points (15 December 1973 / London, England)

Simple Like Grass - Poem by Naveed Akram

Simple lads of the grass grow long like grass,
Jostling with the wind of the two rivers;
Join them in their songs of great happiness,
Like lasses of lead and silver so hard and tough.
Lads and lasses come away from each other,
If bones are for bending then bend strongly;
For the lawn’s grass is made of boys and girls
Too early in the summer when hardship results.
I enjoy these tales of an age of fair people,
Boys and girls are like their friends.
Lots of men and women collect in the gardens
So generous in their offerings and joy.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 17, 2010

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