Khairul Ahsan


Chemistry Of Tears


Nitric Acid dissolves iron
And many more hard metals.
A woman's tears dissolve
Men's strong iron minds.

A man hardly sheds tears,
But when he does, quietly,
His tears can only wet a pillow,
And not even the softest mind.


Dhaka
15 March 2014
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Submitted: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 27, 2014

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A woman's tears are very powerful. What a thousand words may not achieve, a drop or two of her tears can. My personal feelings, though.

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  • Ruma Chaudhuri (5/20/2014 3:00:00 AM)

    Excellent poem. Only those can say this to whom tears of woman is precious. Thanks that you are one of them. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/27/2014 12:43:00 PM)

    @Valsa George,
    Thanks for your comments on my poem.
    'A simple sweet poem! ' - Your words too sound sweet to my ears! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/27/2014 10:40:00 AM)

    It is a baseless assumption! A woman's tears are something frequent.... so it won't get much attention! But a man rarely shed tears...... So it will never go unnoticed. Perhaps a man may hide his tears with a pillow as he doesn't like to be regarded as weak. A simple sweet poem! Thanks Khairul for your comments on my poem... Eagle on Wings! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/27/2014 10:36:00 AM)

    @Far Lapenna,
    Thanks for reading my poem and leaving your thoughtful comments here.
    I appreciate your analysis. (Report) Reply

  • Far Lapenna (3/27/2014 10:23:00 AM)

    Thank you for liking my poem - This on you have written is a lovely mixture of science and reality, and in turn portrays both with equal truth :) (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/19/2014 12:03:00 PM)

    @Katelin Taylor
    Thank you very much for reading my poem and leaving your thoughtful comment here.
    I am inspired. (Report) Reply

  • Katelin Taylor (3/19/2014 11:15:00 AM)

    I like the concept! That of a woman's tears having such power but when a man cries he is told to suck it up, so he must cry alone. There is beauty in tears. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/16/2014 4:08:00 AM)

    @Amanda Laurent,
    Thank you for your thoughtful comments and appreciation.
    Very kind, much obliged. (Report) Reply

  • Amanda Laurent (3/16/2014 12:16:00 AM)

    This one really packs a punch! I finished and couldn't help but say, woah. And what a creative analogy to show the difference between how men and women express sadness and how it's perceived! (Report) Reply

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