Leather (7)

He always got me leather bags and shoes
Telling me they never lose their quality

For years, I’ve worshipped his tokens of affection
Except for his favorite black leather belt

My skin is proof of the sickness in his head
If you look closely, you can see the scars

They still bleed quietly in the corner of our bedroom
After a satiating beat puts him to sleep

And now I understand what he meant
When he talked of leather & quality
Because even after countless vows
His promises could never mend me,
His qualities never really left his rueful fingers because the good thing about leather is that it remains intact even after decades, it never bends the other way round. Ever.

-Nameera.

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32 Comments

    1. Nameera says:

      Don’t be sorry for me, it’s just a fragment of my imagination that I’ve put into words. Although we ought to feel sorry for all those victims whose cries go unheard and pleas unheeded for years.

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  1. It does bend but when it does, make sure that’s the end.

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    1. Nameera says:

      I don’t get it. Elaborate please.

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      1. Nameera says:

        I still don’t get it. Elaborate.

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      2. Jaao bey
        Pareshan karne aayeπŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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      3. Nameera says:

        Sahi mai!!
        Batado na, elaborate kardo na πŸ˜‚

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      4. Jao JaoπŸ˜’πŸ˜’

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      5. Nameera says:

        Nahi 😏

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      6. Acha!
        Bring it on!!!!😎😎

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      7. Nameera says:

        Okay then 😊

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      8. Nameera says:

        Alright. What are you waiting for then?

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      9. Nameera says:

        I don’t move, I procrastinate.

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      10. It’s like I’m a mirrorπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      11. Nameera says:

        Why? How? I’m sorry but there’s something abour the weather and mosquitoes that’s made my brain numb & slow & it literally takes forever to process information. πŸ˜‚

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      12. You’re gonna mutate.
        Patience.
        All hail tha mosquito girl!!

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  2. The pain and misery caused by the twisted minds is very well conveyed here. Your writing is indeed thought-provoking. Great going.

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thanks a lot guys!
      I’m grateful that you appreciate it & thanks for giving it a read, my words wouldn’t matter half as much unless I didn’t have amazing readers (and writers) like you to learn from! 😊

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  3. Thought for Change says:

    Painful

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    1. Nameera says:

      It is. Thanks for giving it a read!

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  4. Minnie says:

    Woah this is powerful!

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thanks a ton!😊

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  5. Tanya says:

    It’s a very profound and deep poem on many levels, first symbolically leather represents the patriarchy which is so pervasive in our societies, it never bends the sheer rigidityand of course the violence it connotes. Such a beautiful poem Nameera just loved it!

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thanks a lot Tanya! I completely agree with what you said. Indeed, leather is a metaphor that’s been a proof of male-chauvinism.

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      1. Tanya says:

        Absolutely Nameera,great work!

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  6. Hardik says:

    For the first time i felt the need of sad reaction in the application.

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    1. Nameera says:

      I’m glad to hear that.
      Thanks for giving it a read!

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  7. Abhi says:

    this is sad yet beautiful.
    the first two lines made me wonder if it was a romantic poem.. it was totally unexpected when i read the fourth line.
    Well Penned.

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    1. Nameera says:

      Thank you so much!

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