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Rain

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.


But,


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...


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Poet Shaheen Akhtar studied

English Literature and currently

lives in Guwahati, Assam


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