EYES that were veiled

Written by: Mehnaz Veetil

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?