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Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #711048
Tells how difficult it is to understand women, howsoever one may try
UNDERSTANDING WOMEN


I was fond of dictionary,
When I was a young nerd.
I thought knowing the world was
Like looking up a word.

When I grew up a bit more,
I found the world is rough;
Answers to simple questions
Are really too tough.

As a lad in senior school,
Member of soccer team,
To play like Pele was my
One and the only dream.

With that dream I told the coach,
“I’ll discover one day,
All the secrets of football.”
The coach had this to say:

“My son, I wish you good luck,
Though you must know one thing:
To me a life time of play
Could not perfection bring.”

I tried hard and did become
Champion of my state.
I knew, though not perfectly,
Secrets of soccer great.

But secrets of woman’s mind,
Mere man can never learn.
What her gestures truly mean,
He can never discern.

I, in university,
Had a crush on a girl.
I kissed her and suddenly
Tears from her eyes did swirl.

I was truly baffled and
Caressed, comforted her.
Why she cried in my arms, I
Could never decipher.

I thought with experience,
I’ll learn why women cry.
But I remain ignorant,
Though ever did I try.

Why do women cry and smile?
What mean their 'yes' and 'no'?
I must admit, till today,
The answers I don’t know.

Why try when one’s sure to fail?
It’s much wiser that men
Don’t try to understand them,
And simply love women.


* Written in abcb, 7-6-7-6 format


M C Gupta
24 June 2003

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