Vital Statistics Poem by Fahmida Riaz

Vital Statistics

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You
have measured me,
waist, hips, breast,
and all the rest.

The curves
held a heart
and the round skull
a brain.

If I'm valued
just by the inch,
why do you shrink
from tit for tat,

When I start
to measure
some of your
parts?

Translated by Patricia L. Sharpe

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rajnish Manga 23 May 2017

This poem challenges the duality of standards and the hypocrisy of a male dominated society. Ironic comment. Thanks.

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Fahmida Riaz

Fahmida Riaz

Uttar Pradesh / British India
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