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An Ominous Woman - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

Sometimes we become foolish in love,
Yes, even a mother in love can commit a blunder,
That may spoil the life of her child,
I know a woman, who made the life of her daughter,
Pitiable and painful, a story of tears,
Her son-in-law expired in an accident,
Few moths after his marriage,
I was praying for their happy conjugal life,
But the stars were angry with me,
Thanks God, I did not pray for the rains,
Otherwise fire would have been started down pouring,
Sometimes I am afraid of praying!

With a lot of dreams in the waiting eyes,
Waiting for the husband to send a visa,
Feeling movements of love,
In the womb capable of keeping the prophets,
Raising her hands for the prayers,
She never knew and I never knew,
Prayers can’t change what is ultimate,
Cruel, merciless, blind is the fate!

At that time she was carrying his child,
Her mother forced her to get the child aborted,
She thought it would be difficult to re-marry her,
With a child in her arms,
She forgot it is east where superstitions,
Are more powerful than religion and ethics,
And a woman of east besides all her greatness,
Cannot get rid of superstitions,
The widow is still unmarried,
Irony! Is anyone crueler than you?

Anyone who came to see,
The charming and educated girl,
When came to know her story,
Took her as an ominous woman,
Ignored her charms and avoided her,
She is a working woman,
Not a burden on her brothers,
With her child in early thirties,
She would have been passing a lovely life!

(I was praying for a newly married couple, my brother-in-law Muhammad Hassan, He expired a few months after his marriage in an accident at Saudi Arabia. When he expired, his wife was carrying his child; her foolish mother forced her to get the child aborted as she thought it will be difficult to remarry her with a child. The irony is this that she is still unmarried. Sufferings of a woman come to her from another woman.
Her mother forgot, we are still living in a society badly affected by superstitions. Many came to see her but when they were informed that her late husband was expired in an accident, within few months after her marriage, they avoided her due to fears that the unhappy incident may recur.
She is now a working woman, and she could have brought up her child to early thirties and would have been passing a lovely life with her grown up child!)

Comments about An Ominous Woman by Akhtar Jawad

  • Silver Star - 3,252 Points Abdulrazak Aralimatti (5/4/2015 3:40:00 AM)

    The widow is still unmarried,
    Irony! Is anyone crueler than you?
    We say we believe in Allah and yet do works of disbelief (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,124 Points Khalid Saifullah (5/3/2015 3:14:00 AM)

    A touching poem.....................10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,160 Points Valsa George (5/3/2015 1:03:00 AM)

    A very sad story from real life! I feel sorry for the girl..... also for your brother in law who died premature in an accident! It is quite unfortunate that a widow is seen as a bad omen and the belief that who ever she marries may meet with misfortune! A powerful write against superstitions! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Irony

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  4. 4. (pinkham) , Ken Bolton
  5. 5. Beaten Eggs , Argentine Tango
  6. 6. Springtime's Coming , C R Clark
  7. 7. The Irony Of Love , Hal Caufield
  8. 8. I Am A Question , dr. ram sharma
  9. 9. Sensory Perception , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. 10. The Satirist's Art In The Art Of Satire , Bijay Kant Dubey
  11. 11. Headbands Xx Xxx Xx Improvisati.. , Lee Mack
  12. 12. Warning: Irony And Others Ahead , Raj Arumugam
  13. 13. A Cinema's Aftermath , Indira Renganathan
  14. 14. Distant Love , Ndubuisi Eke
  15. 15. The Birds In Some Angry People , RIC S. BASTASA
  16. 16. Irony And Unthinkability , gershon hepner
  17. 17. Stolen Sisters , Nassy Fesharaki
  18. 18. Irony Of Peace , dr. ram sharma
  19. 19. ! ! ! The Last Remembrance , Frank Lisa IndiRa Francesca ..
  20. 20. Mu2ic Man , Katz Haus
  21. 21. Beauty Unknown , David Lacey
  22. 22. The Prize , Theresa Ann Moore
  23. 23. Irony , dr. ram sharma
  24. 24. If I Were To... , Chelsea Hunt
  25. 25. Suicide , Shalini Rao
  26. 26. A Flower Loses , Emmanuel George Cefai
  27. 27. Irony Of Things , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  28. 28. The Irony Of Intellect. , Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  29. 29. The Gaiety Of Reflection , RIC S. BASTASA
  30. 30. A Big Irony! , Ramesh T A
  31. 31. Irony (10w) , Pradip Chattopadhyay
  32. 32. I Am Tired Of Simple One- Dimensional P.. , Shalom Freedman
  33. 33. The Irony , RIC S. BASTASA
  34. 34. A Metaphor For Weariness , RIC S. BASTASA
  35. 35. Irony , Joseph J. Hernandez
  36. 36. More Meaningful And Elegant Than This , Uriah Hamilton
  37. 37. Demons Lurk , Naveed Akram
  38. 38. Fractal Reflections , Jonathan ROBIN
  39. 39. Where Are The Words? , Shalom Freedman
  40. 40. When You Are Gone , RIC S. BASTASA
  41. 41. Sense Of Lost , maria sudibyo
  42. 42. Rod Mckuen Groupies , Ted Sheridan
  43. 43. The Irony Of One’s Life , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  44. 44. Infamous , Is It Poetry
  45. 45. Irony Is The Last Refuge , Shalom Freedman
  46. 46. Old People With Big Ears , Dan Brown
  47. 47. Problems , Irish Shamrock
  48. 48. 'I'M Not Ok' , Harley My Last Name
  49. 49. In Irony We Live, , Gwen Ong
  50. 50. Hidden Meaning , Anna Ragin
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