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The other

Her love may cause strife

At times she remains as faithful as a pious wife

Without her you will find no spice in life

Yet she is famous to be a double edged knife

A mother she is

The care-giver and a fountain of bliss

Religions praise her declaring that paradise lies under her feet

To protect her progeny always ready to fight and defeat

Her beauty has empowered creativity

A poet's imagination becomes fertile with her entity

Sad though she had to fight for ages for equality

Some religions entitle her as being the doorway to prosperity

Wearing her veil she hides her sorrow

Her being is considered by some male-chauvinists as hollow

She was as if created to act as a shadow

Her stories prick and hurt like a poisonous arrow

Condemned to her duty she has accepted imprisonment

A daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother lie in that assortment

Consider her not to be the other

She is your partner...

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  1. Date: 9/7/2013 10:13:00 AM
    such profoundness here, a joy to read...

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 9:08:00 AM
    Wow this is a excellent poem,,,, its very deep & emotionally stirring. It speaks for the unspoken!!! Beautifully written & said thankyou for sharing shah Jehan....I love it!!! Cheriex

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:13:00 PM
    Nice poem reminding us of good relationship.

    ASHRAFI Avatar SHAH JEHAN ASHRAFI
    Date: 8/21/2013 6:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Christine to appreciate it
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:00:00 PM
    This would have been a great poem for my girl Rising contest. An excellent and moving piece. If you have a chance read my Girl Rising poem, if you would humor me read "Boy Sitting" as well.

    ASHRAFI Avatar SHAH JEHAN ASHRAFI
    Date: 8/20/2013 7:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    i'm honoured Richard to receive such a nice comment from you..will surely read about the contest