Unemployment - Poem by Akhtar Jawad
Engaged to you when I was only thirteen,
A complete woman now being nineteen,
In the last six years saw many changes in me,
You came every year but you could not see,
The buds that blossomed in colorful flowers,
The fruits ripen in spring’s six showers,
Could you read my two glowing eyes!
Could you drink wine of the thirsty thighs!
Could you note vibrating soft pink lips!
Could you watch dancing roundness of the hips!
Could you come some close to my inviting neck's charms!
Could you know how much I need your arms!
Could you understand the message of a tide!
My dreams to shy as a beautiful bride!
In customs, taboos and traditions en caged,
Why a chit of a girl in the east is engaged?
Where unemployment forces one to leave,
An ignited, excited and restless eve,
To burn and melt in the lonely nights,
Alas! Her tears in the milky moonlights!
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