Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 106,431 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

The Unplanned Family - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

A small flat of an unplanned family,
only two rooms are there,
it belongs to a clerk,
serving in a government department,
of an under developed country
he is really honest,
but when rent of flats touched the skies,
he started thinking he should purchase a flat of his own,
but the money required?
From where the money would come?
When he talked his colleague Mr. No Problem,
he replied as usual,
no problem!
Just extract a few pages from a file,
in return you will get a flat.
He got a flat,
and his miseries were lessened,
at least his eleven children,
never slept hungry any more!
Next time when he talked Mr. No Problem,
it was about his eldest daughter,
in fact eldest of all the eleven,
she is now twenty seven,
I think she should be married before she is thirty.
he replied as usual,
no problem!
Just add a few pages in a file,
in return you will get get sufficient money,
to marry your daughter.
He got the money!
Mr. No Problem,
Thanks for your valuable and wise guidance,
but now I need a suitable match for my daughter,
no problem,
my son is serving in another government department,
his salary is not sufficient,
but his income is handsome,
could I see your son!
I shall send him to your flat on the coming Sunday,
let your daughter and my son meet in your drawing-cum-bed room,
and the son came to the daughter.
The clerk found in him a lovely match for his lovely daughter,
The future couple was left in a room all alone,
The clerk got an opportunity to discuss some instinctive issues with his wife,
he closed the doors of his real bed room.
All the remaining children were at schools and colleges,
When the daughter with tears in her eyes knocked at the doors,
they came out and asked as to where was the boy,
'The ugly man at least fifteen years older than me is gone,
I can't marry him.'
Shut up!
You are getting old!
After forty weeks when she was being married,
her mother could not attend her marriage,
she was in a labor room of a maternity clinic,
to give birth to her twelfth child!

Topic(s) of this poem: helplessness


Comments about The Unplanned Family by Akhtar Jawad

  • Valsa George (9/14/2015 4:48:00 AM)


    This is abominable..... not the poem but the story (?) or (real incident?) ! ! The twist at the end is shocking! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/13/2015 2:20:00 PM)


    It is a story of honest and dishonest humouracally presented and it ends with nasty picture. Thanks to poet Mr Akhtar Ji for his stunning expression of this poem. .....10 (Report) Reply

  • Jaishree Nair (9/13/2015 4:07:00 AM)


    Ironic with a touch of humour .The twist to the story was the last straw .Enjoyed the word flow. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 2:22:00 AM)


    The surprise ending was delightfully nasty.: -) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015



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