Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 109,485 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

With Due Apology - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

Oh God! I know,
I am your contrast!
You are a smile
I am tears,
you are handsome
I am ugly,
you are nothing but love,
I am nothing but hate,
you are pleasant I admire,
I am painful fire,
but the clay,
your love your proud,
your beauty,
your image,
was incomplete,
until my sacrifice,
my self for you!
Do you know why?
I hate the rest,
but I truly love you!

(Based on Allama Iqbal's lines: -
Ho kabhi khilwat moessar to yeh pooch Allah sey,
qissae Adam ko rangeen kar geya kiska lohu.
Translation
Ask God if you get a lonely moment,
whose blood gave color to Adam's story)

Topic(s) of this poem: color


Comments about With Due Apology by Akhtar Jawad

  • Rajnish Manga (12/6/2016 5:28:00 AM)


    What a fantastic philosophical presentation through the existence of contrast between man, the creation, and God, the creator. Loved reading it. Thanks a lot. I quote:
    you are handsome / I am ugly,
    you are nothing but love / I am nothing but hate,
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  • Ruma Chaudhuri (12/3/2015 10:14:00 PM)


    Excellent. the thought is so beautiful that attracts me very much. I read it 3 times.
    Best wishes.
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  • Shakil Ahmed (12/3/2015 8:08:00 AM)


    a lovely poem with lovely thoughts, well presented poem, you write so well thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Shakil Ahmed (12/3/2015 8:08:00 AM)


    a lovely poem with lovely thoughts, well presented poem, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 3, 2015



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