Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 109,630 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

The Heart Shaped Nest - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

Fell down several times,
but leaned at last,
how to fly.
The joy of learning flying
hasn't reached at its climax,
meanwhile the same loving and helpful nibs,
that provided every thing they needed,
started hitting them with nibs and forced them to leave the nest,
the joy of learning was then blended with tears.
What a garden is this!
What a life we got!
We shall not live in this beautiful garden,
though it has so many green trees
with colorful scented flowers and tasty delicious fruits,
though its situated on the bank of a river,
and its name is Mountains View,
though the river may lead us to the sea,
where we can see adventures of the diving and hunting birds,
though it has many other colorful singing birds,
and their love songs are sweeter than the sweetest,
but we hate this garden,
as here we lost our first love,
and we are afraid we may loose our new love.
The couple started flying
to the high skies,
with an ambition to go to a new garden,
where in place of flowers there are moons,
where in place of mountains there are suns,
where in place of oceans there is endless apace,
the highway of the milky ways looked so close to them,
they thought they will arrive at it in a single flight.
Soon they realized Milky Way is a mirage.
They started falling and fell down on a new green branch
of the same old tree.
The old and kind couple asked them,
may we teach you how to make a heart shaped nest,
we think she is carrying now your eggs,
and you are in dire need of a nest.
Forget adventures of suns, moons and the stars
forget the diving and hunting birds,
this tree is a gift of mother earth,
it has all that you need.
When you'll turn out your young ones from this nest,
you will realize why we turned you out.

Comments about The Heart Shaped Nest by Akhtar Jawad

  • Valsa George (4/10/2017 6:38:00 AM)

    Leaving the nest is painful.....! Yet, to explore the wider world and enjoy its charms, one has to leave the comfort of the nest! Beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (3/31/2017 4:32:00 PM)

    A cutsie picture. now back to the poem.

    second line....missing a letter. i do the same at times. no points taken off.........this time! ! ! :)


    nibs? i'm guessing it means beaks.

    i either guessed 'wrong' OR i failed to find the definition!
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    Definition of nibs

    : an important or self-important person —usually used in the phrases his nibs or her nibs as if a title of honor

    Origin and Etymology of nibs

    origin unknown

    First Known Use: circa 1821

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    i'm liking the poem so far. though its situated on the bank of a river, ...........it's

    i'm feeling Garden of Eden? ? ?

    though its situated on the bank of a river, ...it's
    and we are afraid we may loose our new love.......lose..... i used to get those mixed up! lose and loose, until
    ................................................i started using loose goose to remind me of the difference! ;) :)

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    i see no 'topic' listed. i thought PH always asked for one these days. i'd guess: life, love, adventure, family,
    maturing, learning, .......anything else?

    i enjoyed this fantasy (?) . i can enjoy it while taking it literally, but i'd guess it is meant to be symbolic of a human condition. :)

    how DO they manage to make a nest THAT shape? !

    to MyPoemList. if it were shorter, OR i could shorten it, i'd want it for April's showcase.

    bri :)
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/23/2017 2:31:00 PM)

    Love of mother bird teaches the art of learning. Falling down several times does not become obstacle for learning.Joy of learning the art of flying enriches little birds from inside. Flying and going to a new garden amazes mind with thinking flower as moon and leaves as stars. Views of mountains initiate life in mind's artistic mood in this imagery. An interesting poem very well crafted is shared...10 (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (3/21/2017 9:27:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem with wonderful message...

    When you'll turn out your young ones from this nest,
    you will realize why we turned you out.

    Beautiful picture of nature painted with evergreen words. Loved reading it.
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  • Marie Shine (3/21/2017 9:05:00 AM)

    The story of how little birds are forced to leave the nest is very finely narrated in this beautifully crafted write. Lovely use of metaphor, various figures of speech and superb visual detail, all complemented by an excellent choice of graphic. Beautiful work, dear poet. Thank you for sharing... (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (3/21/2017 12:13:00 AM)

    Nice poem nice nest.++10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 20, 2017

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