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Veils of Darkness

A collection of short, unembellished neo-classical poems that address



some important aspects of human life in


Mohammed Abdul Jawad


Reading through the collection of poems ‘Veils of Darkness’ one wishes that one knew more about the poet than he is a Secunderabadee and a non-academic.

Short, unembellished, almost stark in their purity (no metaphor, no simile to speak of), the poems collected here address some important aspects of human life in a universal fashion. Here man is pitted against the devil, the two often changing roles. So the questions of good versus evil, light versus darkness, virtue versus calumny—all those much-maligned binarities—are once again raised. 

Simplicity, honesty, straight-forwardness, a lack of self-awareness—these are some of the characteristics that have gone into the making of these poems. Ezra Pound who advised young writers to shun the abstract and embrace the concrete images also said that honesty is a kind of intelligence. And there is a plenty of that intelligence in the poems of Abdul Jawad.

Both thematically and stylistically Abdul Jawad’s poems sound neo-classical. They take us to a world that we have left behind, that is to say they make us look at our own world from a different perspective. For a generation tired of modernist discourse this kind of writing should be a welcome change.

Preface for the book is by Dr. K. V. Tirumalesh, Indian poet, novelist, translator, critic, essayist, author and retired professor from Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Hyderabad, India. For his collection of poems Akshaya Kavya (Infinite Embers) in Kannada (2010), he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award.

Contents of ‘Veils of Darkness’ are as follows:

1. Mistaken Affairs

2. Wages of Fate

3. Man of the World

4. Treachery

5. Heart’s Weakness

6. An Erroneous Pretension

7. Injustice

8. Adultery

9. Imagination

10. Visage of Despair

11. Arrogance Hidden

12. Wondrous Man

13. Life’s Barter

14. Self-Labored Destiny

15. Blind Efforts

16. The Beguiling Burden

17. Imprints of Illness

18. Man

19. Lying Deeds

20. Lost Affairs

21. Devilish Anger

22. Follies of Life

23. Precepts of Haste

24. Human Nature

25. Enmity

26. Fear

27. Calumny

28. Omens

29. Lunatic Trespass

30. Wretched Souls

31. Chronicles

32. Unseemly Doom

33. Worldly Affairs

34. The Illusioned World

35. Untrue Laws

36. Mischief

37. Lost Nobility

38. Popular Madness

39. Reality Unknown

40. Wrongs of Mankind

41. Divided Nations

42. The World’s Reality

43. Worldly Disputes

Following are two poems quoted from 'Veils of Darkness' 


Can imagination recommend others’ brains

to witness the impossible happen?

Or do dreams have a visionary power

to write their sequence in a favorable manner?

Nay, what man imagines never eventuates

neither do labors oft pay equal recompense—

nor do the dreamy emotions come true

but, man becomes the way his thoughts transform.


There’s a whispering magic in evil

but truth claims itself with miracles.

Woe unto those who strive in darkness

trusting rumors, slandering reality,

miscalling truth by wicked designs,

killing evidence by increased calumny.

Nay, all these be for while madness,

but truth in moments turns victorious.


Mohammed Abdul Jawad is a poet, writer and blogger.

Veils of Darkness is a collection of short, unembellished neo-classical poems that address some important aspects of human life in a universal fashion.
Mr. Abdul Jawad is already a published author of Work, Workplace and Winning Ways, which is an inspirational book for every employee and “The Chronicles of Times”, which is a collection of neo-classical poems, in a style quite reminiscent to Elizabethan dialect. 
Besides this, he authored his first book "Random Scribble", which is a collection of random reflections for improving human lives.

Reading through his writings one wishes that one knew more about the author than he is a non-academic who made a humble beginning earning his living as a retail salesman, and currently cherishes his successful career working in a pharmaceutical company in Saudi Arabia.

Besides this, he is a beBee brand ambassador for beBee Affinity Social Network S.L., which is a successful personal branding platform. On this platform, he regularly posts his short, straightforward articles that make us look at our own world from a different perspective.

Born in Secunderabad, India, he is an old student of St. Patrick's High School, Secunderabad, India. It was during his schooling period that he developed an inclination for writing. He is a lively and enthusiastic individual who applies vision to helping people and get along with the work by being aware of people's aspirations. Very often, he is persevering and appreciative of others, and seeking involvement with them in life's tasks.

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Mohammed Abdul Jawad

2 years ago #3

Thanks so much Ken Boddie for reading, commenting and sharing my post. As per your suggestion, I have added the contents of my poetry book 'Veils of Darkness', along with two poems (from the book). Now, at least, you can peep into the Veils of Darkness.:))

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

2 years ago #2

Thanks so much Ken Boddie for reading, commenting and sharing my post. It's really a good idea to post a table of contents. I will come up with a different post which will include a table of contents along with a couple of poems. Very soon, you can peep into the Veil of Darkness :))

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #1

I'd love to see a table of contents, Mohd, and perhaps a poem or two as a regular post on beBee. You have a captive audience here, so why not encourage your beBee followers to purchase a copy of this book by letting us know more about its contents? Pull aside the Veil of Secrecy and let us peep into the Veil of Darkness. 🤓

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