Aftab Alam

Gold Star - 39,822 Points (15 th April 1967 / , , RANCHI,)

The Arrow - Poem by Aftab Alam

Better there I was at the old home
With the old stupid palsied gnome
Why broke the mug, Papa?
Answer me, you crooked brigand.
You careened and now no mug
The sunny shouted like a Lion
Then comes the grandson,
Really you are stupid, grand pa
Papa rightly said
Why you broke?
To maintain the tradition
I was to keep that for Papa!
Ecstasy and cry
Lighted the room
All hugged and wept
Dew was all around
A new morning…..

Comments about The Arrow by Aftab Alam

  • Pintu Mahakul (10/18/2016 5:26:00 PM)

    Dew was all around to welcome a new morning. Very thoughtful poem is presented. Congratulations that your poem is selected for the poem of the day.10 (Report) Reply

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  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen (10/18/2016 3:50:00 PM)

    Congrats on the daily
    Excellent piece of writing, Aftab bhai (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/18/2016 2:22:00 PM)

    Congrats for the POTD
    Superb poem.................. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/18/2016 9:47:00 AM)

    Yeah...It is not possible always to maintain the tradition in a family. Sometimes an incident, good or bad, breaks it. Nice poem. Congrats for the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • (10/18/2016 8:35:00 AM)

    This is poetic and mystical. At large we fight to break traditions and then we weep for broken traditions. Then again comes the ecstasy of recreation. This is the cycle of creation. Poem is really beautiful to read and leaves an impression. Congratulations for poem of the day selection. (Report) Reply

  • Bisy Untan (10/18/2016 4:11:00 AM)

    Feelings woven into simple lines! Congratulations. (Report) Reply

  • Dipankar Sadhukhan (10/18/2016 3:40:00 AM)

    Beautifully expressed! .... Congrats.... ++++++++++10 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/18/2016 12:29:00 AM)

    The old home
    To maintain the tradition. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (10/18/2016 12:26:00 AM)

    The meaning of this poem is about retribution in a family situation. Finally, a make-up. This reflects family life very well.10

    Congrats for poem of the day.

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  • (4/12/2013 11:47:00 PM)

    the same story is told poetically..but I feel sad.. Why the old people are not treated well? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 4, 2013

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