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22 April, 2011

CaPoWriMo 2.22

Write a poem inspired by a a sign / billboard / public-message-on-pamphletm.

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Anonymous shrutanne said...

a poem about something written on a billboard. well, it wasn't a billboard but it was a board all right. :p

Women Help Desk

'Women Help Desk' says the board

brightly painted in red, blue and white

staring boldly at the back entrance.

A large desk in a tiny cabin

to help women.

All day the women come and go

The desk always ready to help them

Always there to help them

But recently I found

the big desk in a small cabin

and a woman.

06 May, 2011 12:43  
Blogger shamsud said...

Inspired by a TOMBSTONE verse:

THE TOMBSTONE VERSE
I walked to the gate of the old cemetery
a visit to an old friend’s tomb
to tell him that I still long
for his friendship and days bygone.
Rows and columns of lifeless stones
few very old and some so young.
Death showered on all of them
engulfing all hopes , aspirations and feckless shame.
One tombstone caught my eyes
written in gold all at once
the name,year and one more verse
“Alas, I had a second chance”.
“Alas, I had a second chance”
the young dead said.
Are we ready for that date?
Close your eyes, what you read?
Life is short and work too many,
look ahead and you can sense the ringing bell.
No one gets a second chance
when we move to lifeless trance.
Live life and sow good seed
think again, what it should read
“Wake me up and I will tell
amazing things, what I did”

Shamsud Ahmed
(This would be publised soon in a book titled "I AM DIRTY I NEED WASHING") shamsud.ahmed@gmail.com

12 January, 2012 18:54  

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