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Dear Men

A unique confession to all the men shared by a women on the social media has interested me.I would like to share with you all.

~DEAR MEN, I AM SORRY~

Crowded bus and a pretty girl. She walks in and finds no room for herself. Disappointed, she stands next to you. Sudden brakes make her stumble and struggle for balance. You stand close to her with an intention to save her from falling.

A sudden brake again and she falls on your chest. You hold her and help her up.

The rest of it turns into a humiliating tale of how you were slapped and insulted in front of the whole world.
Dear man, I noticed the lone tear that trickled down your cheeks; the drop that you tried to hide because men aren’t supposed to cry in public but women are allowed to humiliate you in public. I am sorry. Please don’t be afraid to help again though you have every reason to.

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Dear men, I’m sorry.

The little girl played around happily that evening, smiling and giggling all the way. Her happiness was unbelievably contaminating. It was, as if, everything she touched turned happy. Her little steps on the ground make you miss your new born that you’ve left continents away just to feed your family. You sit there and watch her, finding solace in the sound of her laughter.

A sudden tap on your shoulder breaks your chain of thoughts. And I can hear the cracking sound of your heart when you’re held guilty and suspicious for watching a child for such a long time. They saw in you everything that you were not: a kidnapper, an abuser. They failed to see what you really were: a father.

I’m sorry. That’s all I can say. Please don’t be afraid to see your daughter in little children again; though you have every reason to.

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Dear men, I’m sorry.

You fall in love with a girl. Head over heels in love. So much so, that you marry her and make her yours for a lifetime; or so you think. One day, you return from office early to find her with another man. The marriage, obviously, breaks. As if that was not enough, you are asked to pay her half of your earnings. I’m sorry. I wish I could go and help you but a sorry is all that I can utter. I’m ashamed. Please don’t be afraid to love again; though you have every reason to be.

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Dear men, I’m sorry.

I am a feminist but that doesn’t make me blind to the unfairness you face; every day of your life. I’m a feminist but all I want is equality and not control over you. I am a feminist and I do not hate you. I am a feminist and I see how wonderful you are and how your intentions are so pure and your love so genuine.

Please don’t hate me. I do not support humiliating you, disrespecting you or gaining control over you.

Dear men, I’m sorry on behalf of all the women who made you think that way.

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Zen poetry in Zig Zag form

Once again I am mixing 2 types into one form for the last day of  A to Z April Challenge and  Global Poetry Writing Month

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Zen poetry combines the literary practice of poetry with the philosophical principles of ZenBuddhism. As such, a Zen poem makes a philosophical statement or observation through the use of descriptive words. Unlike other forms of poetry, Zen poets typically do not use a rhyme scheme but rather implement non-rhyming free verse.

I would like to present a Zig Zag Zen poem of Dr.PD Allen who wrote fascinating philosophical stuff and related them to science.

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Hope that you have enjoyed my journey throughout this month and wish that our blog love blossoms and continues…..

Keep writing and See you on the other side of the sky 🙂

 

You tube poetry

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In this modern age, You Tube has become a medium for lot of happening around the world and so is it for poetry. It has also become a huge platform for spoken word, poetry readings, slam, individual recitals etc thus helping in keeping the art of poetry alive. It is a ‘catchall’ that includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including hip-hopjazz poetrypoetry slams, traditional poetry readings and can include comedy routines and ‘prose monologues’.

If you are not aware, take a look

Reading Poems Aloud Will Make You Fall in Love with Poetry, if you don’t believe me, see for yourself here

Apart from recording on you tube where your physical presence is also felt, there is another medium of oral recording and transmitting; which is the Sound cloud. Are there any other online mediums of reaching vast audience for our works? Please feel free to share your thoughts…

 

Xhosa poetry

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language is a Bantu language with click consonants (“Xhosa” begins with a click) and one of the official languages of South Africa written using a Latin alphabet. The most popular of Bantu languages, Xhosa too is a tonal language; that is, the same sequence of consonants and vowels can have different meanings when said with a rising or falling or high or low intonation(for a more detailed explanation, refer table of consonant phonemes).

There are again two types in isixhosa-poetry:

  1. umbongo-mbaliso :Narrative poem where a story is told
  2. umbongo-nkcazo :Descriptive poem without a story but describing the situations.

Here is a Praise Poem to #Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela  1918-2013 by  Patricia Schonstein Pinnock written in Xhosa

Ingqanga ifile  –  The Bateleur is dead

Ingqanga ifile The Bateleur is dead

Yazalwa sekusaziwa ukuba iyakuphelela phi na
He was born with his destiny written for him

Nangona umzimba wayo wawuthozamile
Though his boyhood was humble

Yaba yingangamsha esebenzela ilizwe
He became a great statesman

Yayihamba njengekumkani kodwa inentobeko
He walked like a king yet was modest

Yakha yaligorha elixhobileyo
He was once an armed warrior 

Kodwa yazibeka phantsi izigalo
But he put down his weapons

Yaza yangumfuziselo woxolo
And become an icon of peace

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