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Friday, July 14, 2006

Tattoed Woman

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Vivek said...

From Dud Sea Scrawls:

Tattoo
By atrakasya on Sat, 2006-07-15 06:41

Oh, I love tattooed babes - and it doesn’t matter whether they’re muslim/hindu/whatever.
I am quite secular, you see Smiling
Maybe the tattoo wasn’t drawn properly?
I’d get furious too, if the tattoo was done by a baaad artist.
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hey vivek..really nice
By El enigma on Sat, 2006-07-15 17:52

hey vivek..really nice poem. loved the somber mood and the narrative tone. Ur words very well describe the irony in the lives of many muslim women too, especially in the wake of so many stories detailing fatwas issued to them recently…

enig
P.S: got a tattoo done too, yesterday Eye-wink
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welcome change - shrama ji
By India Whining on Sun, 2006-07-16 03:37

Simple yet striking.. Liked this offering from U Sharma ji.. Thought you were getting bit repetitive with Ur coffee/tea waala verses, this came as a welcome change ! Not that I am asking you to stop getting inspired by Ur daily cuppa.. just that would love to read on more varied subjects from you.. Keep churning..
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Viv
By Silent Melody on Mon, 2006-07-17 09:35

THis was really good!
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Bravo.
By ashoe on Tue, 2006-07-18 18:51

You’ve captured a sad reality of society (and not necessarily *only* Muslim immigrants).

Just another dyslexic desi
-ashu
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Vivek said...

From Dud Sea Scrawls:

Thanks ppl! +Info for males;)
By Vivek on Tue, 2006-07-18 21:58

Interesting info: I hadn’t started out thinking of it as a social poem. In fact, I sat sipping my coffee, and my male eyes were taking delight in looking at a tattoo on an American females back: she wore a low cut jean to make it apparent, and it was a beautiful bumblebee. There was another on her shoulder, and I couldn’t help wondering why one must endure so much pain and then wear appropriately to reveal it.

An American Chinese girl sitting next to her was facing me, with a book titled “Why Men Love Bitches” (and I wrote a poem about that first). A grand book to read while you are sitting in a crowded coffee shop! Both girls were pretty enough to engage a poet’s attention! (IW I would have loved ur company, and Atra your comments at that point. Bleu could have his wittycisms flowing as well)

But of course, once pen meets the paper, poet is only an instrument! So I am not sure what brought burka and other matter in there, and who the hell gets a tattoo on the calf!Smiling

IW, I didn’t realize that my selective post policy meant only tea/coffee poems were getting posted:)! After u pointed out, I checked and last twenty poems I posted are mostly related to food, rosewater, tea, coffee and ice-cream. Makes me look like a pretty starved poet. (And sacrilege, there is none about beer!!!)

So ENIG had a fraud tattoo (she did well to lure me into calling her though)…
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Anti-tattoo Vivek??
By atrakasya on Wed, 2006-07-19 08:11

Apropos your statement - “I couldn’t help wondering why one must endure so much pain and then wear appropriately to reveal it.”

Dude, what’s your problem? Girls do it, it looks good (thats an understatement)- let them do it! Girls can handle much more pain than guys.

Bhagwan key liye, tum beech mey taang mat adao, mere bhai!

Think, so many girls here must have read your statement. They may not get tattoos because of your remarks. Which means that no girls will be influenced by these girls into getting tattoos.
Which means, by a simple, uncaring statement like that you have deprived the world of God knows how many beautiful tatto-wearing girls!

It is my sincere and studied opinion that its a sin to oppose tattoos on girls.
Kindly desist, at least for the sake of the larger good of mankind.

Girls, kindly disregard vivek’s anti-tattoo statements.
He knows not what he speaks.
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Whew!
By ashoe on Wed, 2006-07-19 14:52

you have deprived the world of God knows how many beautiful tatto-wearing girls!

Good point - and it raises the question … does the adjective apply to the tattoo or the girl? Because I’ve seen both kinds … and believe you me, the world would be a better place if one kind were to be thusly influenced by V’s poetry Smiling

Just another dyslexic desi
-ashu
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Thanks ppl! +Info for mal