A Poem by Slender Smile/Husna Tayyab

What according to u is the biggest mistake/blunder that would make u seem like a culprit in everyone's eyes around you?


He was staring

She was staring

Everyone were staring

Whats wrong?

Have I grown horns?

Do I look like a ghost?

Did I do something wrong?

Why are everyone staring at me?

Why do they look at me as if I am a culprit?

Culprit?! Oh!

Yes, now I understand.

Yes, I am a culprit in their eyes...

and minds.


I flunked.

Does flunking make us a culprit?


or why would they be staring at me like that and treating me like one?


I flunked

And now...I am a culprit.

© 2009 Slender Smile/Husna Tayyab

Author's Note

Slender Smile/Husna Tayyab
It ws my unvrsty xm where i flunked and ws feeling as if evry1 were mocking me and ws making fun of me. Thats when i wrote this.
Any kind of criticism or encouragement is welcome provided you are polite.

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Your words so softly spoken, yet so full of pain and rejection. The emotion pouring through each line. It hurts to think of people treating someone so poorly, looking down on them. And I have sensed it as well in my own life. May we learn to reach out our hands more often than we do.

Posted 13 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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One failure can = multiple success! Personal experiences make successes. Success and experience always involve failure. Don't sweat the small stuff. Keep writing. You're a new found favorite of mine.

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Yes sometimes personal failures can drive us a bit nuts, even the tiny little mistakes. Very well written my friend. Nicely done!

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Added on March 15, 2009


Slender Smile/Husna Tayyab
Slender Smile/Husna Tayyab

Sacramento, CA

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