Rookie (1950 / Lahore, Pakistan)

Wearing My Heart On My Sleeve - Poem by NAYYAR SHABBIR AHMAD

Oh, foolish-foolish `me!
I wore my heart on my sleeve
And made the mistake of telling this attractive, quiet mouse of a man
That I loved him dearly and, wanted to marry him

All I succeeded in doing, however
Was seeing his real personality creep up on me
The change was subtle and very, very gradual

No more an attractive, quiet mouse of a man, he!

He began to strut around the place
Bossing and chiding me so
Roaring unnecessarily
And, generally behaving as though he was God's gift to me

And, there I'd been imagining
I'll breeze through life
Gently bullying, quietly cajoling
But, above all else
Mothering an attractive, quiet, mouse of a ‘yes-man'

I've decided
I've seen a mouse
I've also seen a louse
I can do very well
without a spouse!

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  • (1/30/2010 7:13:00 AM)

    The old saying - ' don't judge a book by it's cover ' (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, June 15, 2012

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