Avinash Nair

Rookie - 178 Points (19/10/1988)

The Woman


There, under the stuttering street light,
She stands,
Tucking away those loose strands
Of her hair, filling the night
With thick acrid smell
Of her cheap perfume, her bright
Red lips painted well,
Slightly parted in a smile,
Mixed with the sound of her laughter.
She looks at you,
‘Tis Just a fleeting glance,
She smiles, inviting you,
And you walk across in a trance
But ‘tis now you notice her face,
Strained of happiness, though sought after;
Those red lips are blood red
And it was her cry instead
Of laughter
That you heard…

Submitted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Topic of this poem: Life


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Comments about this poem (The Woman by Avinash Nair )

  • Gold Star - 19,019 Points Chinedu Dike (2/3/2015 7:06:00 AM)

    A good narrative story, well articulated and nicely penned. A lovely piece of poetry. Thanks for sharing and do keep it up. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 187 Points Prasanna Kumari (3/4/2014 4:51:00 AM)

    beautiful poem carrying her to stand in front of us with her sobs piercing the heart.... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,279 Points Rajesh Thankappan (1/8/2014 10:40:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem. I will have to give you 10 for this. Her laughter are actually her cries of her soul. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,771 Points Ramesh Rai (10/15/2013 6:56:00 PM)

    this expresses your feeling n realisation.loved your write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 117 Points Laya Bajpai (9/22/2013 12:12:00 AM)

    A very touching poem...displays the poet's senstivity (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,228 Points Gajanan Mishra (6/11/2013 12:21:00 PM)

    very good poem, thanks,
    I invite you to read my poems and comment, (Report) Reply

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