Neela Nath Das


Why? - Poem by Neela Nath Das

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Why do you take hold of my
my voice and the pen?
Your force holds me back,
and fills me with pain.
Why don't you measure
the depth of a poet's mind?
Your power can't put me back,
I ain't ready to stay behind.
I'm a woman, so I can't have
any wit or intelligence!
Can I be bought by anyone
with penny or pence?
I have the wish, the
desire to flow as stream,
to touch the pinnacle
of the high altitude,
I have built a dream--
Do not shatter it,
do not make it fall.
Let me play the flute not
for you only but for all!


Comments about Why? by Neela Nath Das

  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/24/2012 4:49:00 PM)


    Magnanimous write hereby....trez bien! (Report) Reply

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  • Indranil Bhaduri (9/24/2012 3:55:00 AM)


    Beautiful........................... (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (9/23/2012 5:41:00 AM)


    I echo the words of Thomas Nila - keep on with your lovely writings! (Report) Reply

  • Tarobinson1103@gmail.com Robinson (9/23/2012 4:31:00 AM)


    good poem Nila
    Fresh air always rises above the stench below
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  • Neela Nath Das (9/23/2012 2:15:00 AM)


    I think nothing can be too personal in literature. we can write giving it a universal hue. A woman's voice can not be choked by male chauvinists.'You', here may be any one who tries to stop a woman's right to write.Most of my poem tells the story of Everyman i.e Commoners.Thanks for your query. (Report) Reply

  • Sina Farajzadeh (9/23/2012 1:29:00 AM)


    Hi Nilakshi. Who is you in this poem? Beloved? Husband? Boyfriend? Or Everybody? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 22, 2012



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