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Shaheen Akhtar

Rain; you give me shelter,

From the scorching summer heat.

Kids play with you and paper boats,

And I find pleasure when

You bring them joy...

Peace is when I hear you drip

From trees overnight.

A melody...

So soothing to the ears.


No more peace!

You have been so

incessant and unslackening...

You keep me indoors all day long.

Neither can I beg,

Nor can I ask for alms from the rich.

I have nothing to feed my family

At the end of my day.

And my little ones sob

In hunger and for shelter...

O' rain! I am a petty beggar.

All I can do is to beg of you...

My house floats now,

Like the paper boats.

O' rain!

Have pity on us...



Poet Shaheen Akhtar studied

English Literature and currently

lives in Guwahati, Assam

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