The Grass Is Really Like Me

The grass is also like me
it has to unfurl underfoot to fulfil itself
but what does its wetness manifest:
a scorching sense of shame
or the heat of emotion?

The grass is also like me
As soon as it can raise its head
the lawnmower
obsessed with flattening it into velvet,
mows it down again.
How you strive and endeavour
to level woman down too!
But neither the earth's nor woman's
desire to manifest life dies.
Take my advice: the idea of making a footpath was a good one.

Those who cannot bear the scorching defeat of their courage
are grafted on to the earth.
That`s how they make way for the mighty
but they are merely straw not grass
-the grass is really like me.

[Translated from urdu to english by Rukhsana Ahmed]

by Kishwar Naheed

Comments (41)

A great poem
Add a comment. Very sweet poem. I like it.
Very nice poem by Robert William Service
Nice poem
Nice! but no good Because I am a student Ha! ha! Ha! Very funny😂😂
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