They said, Thou art stubbornest,
I said, How? Why did ye wish me to keep quiet?
And they acted “eish”, and they left,
But another said, Thou art show-off,
And I said, How? I did not think this way,
Thence they acted like “never mind it.”
And they left, but the other one said,
Thou think your words can beat everyone,
And I said, How? If there are words in my mind, I will say it
But if there are no words in it, I will not say it.
Thence they acted, “see? you love talking back.”
And I said, How? Be it, but why did ye try so hard?
©️ Ismael Mansoor