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EYES that were veiled

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EYES that were veiled

EYES that were veiled
Beauty of my love lies in the eyes
for her, fire in them resides
a few shield them with lies
but why, veiled have to be these?
It is the dust, father joked
Religious texts mother said
Others gave a look weird
When asked why they' ve to be veiled
Culture?or Religion? Or something else
A taboo for sure there exists
Born for stealing those cherubic hues
But why those beautiful eyes under veils?

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  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:50:00 PM
    Mehnaz.:-) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the HOME PAGE.... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 9:48:00 PM
    amen, all our eyes are veiled and only one can lift the curtain up

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 10:20:00 AM
    this is wonderful poetry, an indepth poem into culture, where questions are asked...

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 8:41:00 AM
    I am adding this one to my Favorites. Sometimes we all question why and this was done with great sensitivity and without disrespecting culture or religion. Well done Mehnaz. Soup mail me I would love to know more about you. I enjoy your unique approach to writing.

    Veetil Avatar Mehnaz Veetil
    Date: 12/25/2012 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your kind words ..I am glad that you took time to read my poems... yes, certain things are not really answered... loveMehnaz
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 5:29:00 PM
    Hi Mehnaz, great write and incredible imagery. Thank you also for stopping by and reading my Haiku. Rollo

    Veetil Avatar Mehnaz Veetil
    Date: 12/14/2012 5:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank You for stopping, Mehnaz
  1. Date: 12/6/2012 5:45:00 PM
    Mehnaz, amazing image and verse... thank you for sharing your wonderful poem. Looking forward to reading more of your poems tonight. Always~ & Forever ;-) PD

    Veetil Avatar Mehnaz Veetil
    Date: 12/14/2012 5:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank u. havent been on soup lately.but your poem Midnight secret was a great read loved it and would love to read more from you.,..Love, Mehnaz