Tiku akp


Getting A Name


The bend is not as sharp as my nail
When I alighted from my mind;
The grass is not as smooth as my hair
When I lost my thoughts in bunches;
The tepid flow of unsavoury tales
Rubbed off the relaxation from
Cups of tea in the shack of wood;
Blessed light has shaken off
Its glow to be recognised as dark
When biting lips I come down
To the streets shunned by gentlemen;
To regain the taste of the skin
Snatched away during my
Naming ceremony under the canopy
Of traditions and old adages.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Getting A Name by Tiku akp )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Man I Met, Buxton Shippy
  2. The Penance Of Unguarded Selfishness., Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  3. Plants Hurt, Naveed Akram
  4. My love for my birth land, binod bastola
  5. Critically Evaluating…Lois Lerner's 'Tru.., James B. Earley
  6. My wondrous dream, Nalini Chaturvedi
  7. Hues of Green, Joy Cordwell
  8. FOR ALL BELIEVERS, Tom Zart
  9. Sibling Oath, Frederick J.B. Moore II
  10. one hundred and twenty two miles, days, .., Mandolyn ...

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Mackay

 
[Hata Bildir]