Woman: An Article Of Trade Poem by Shamin Bashir Shah

Woman: An Article Of Trade

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My body and soul has repeatedly been used, abused,
and thrown away as trash.
On that far corner, She cries softly over my ruined body,
not knowing that, I also bleed in pain.

He looks at me as a shame and curses the fate,
not knowing that I am also drowned in eccentricity and humiliation.
Sinners appreciate me,
People spit on me and whisper evil from one ear to another
“Oh she is that bad woman”
“Oh that woman with no dignity”
not knowing that their own daughters did the same.

So why do you call me a Woman?
Why do you call me your mother, daughter or sister?
When you cannot treat me like one.
When you cannot give me the love and respect I yearn.
When I will always be nothing: but an article of trade!

Kolawole Ajao 19 August 2011

True painting of what the world has chosen to call woman. Nicely drawn. Thanks.

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Mohammad Muzzammil 19 August 2011

You've presented a great poem having issuing the problem of woman in this era. Woman is the simple of love and mercy. No doubt, in the preset time, people are using woman like an article of trade and sometimes like a show piece. You must remember that each prophet and great people has a mother that is woman. So, being woman the matter of proud.

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Alafe Ramat 12 August 2011

Touching, it digs the depth of a lonely mind.

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Rafiq Sandeelvi 10 August 2011

Young brains have a fresh energy if they utilize it.I appreciate that you are utilizing your energy to create poetry in younger age..Hope it ll help to trace the meanings of your existence in this world. You are a good poetess.If reader try he can enter into your river of vivid expressions, view a tide of sadness and grief of woman existence in your poems and easily unfold the hidden incident or sensitive turn in your life overwhelming your soul, body and mind...but in my opinion reader should not completely relate your poetry with biographical back ground and not consider you as first person singular or protagonist of your poems...No doubt sorrows of woman are vast but she has many faces and inner worlds you can depict in your poetry.Hope you ll explore new windows in future.

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Swarnendu Biswas 08 August 2011

very nice expression, like that.

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Anhelica Velasquez 30 March 2012

amazing. really it is, its sincere and your a poetess, i tottally agree.

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Stefanie Fontker 29 September 2011

Very beautiful. Women's issues are very close to my heart, I love this.

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Kazi Ahmed 28 September 2011

It is very mature write up...does not fit to your age.carry on you will shine.

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Zainab Zaheen 24 August 2011

very powerful.. a really good write.. please keep writing inspiring poems like this.. <3 spread the love

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Saadat Tahir 21 August 2011

strong an potent theme well wrtten..... forces such an important topic....mature and deep :) sat

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