Treasure Island

Elias Uddin

A Silence Accursed

Flowers and buds
Succumb to assaults
Ruthless and defying

Green leaves
Torn into bits
Days and nights

Sweet birds
Shot dead
Songs die

Nests calm
Reduced to rubbles
Hurled hell-ward

Thinking heads
Flirt with themes
Opaque and obscure

Romantics roam
Modernists stagger
Reality stumbles

‘Tarts' sell ‘cheap'
Apes yawn
No ‘jaguar' groans

Hopes massacred
Vultures fly
Who cares?

Above all
Hangs bat-like
A silence accursed…

(3 August 2014, United International University, Dhaka, Room 1304)

Submitted: Sunday, August 03, 2014

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  • Amitava Sur (8/5/2014 9:01:00 PM)

    Elias - it's beautiful in deed. I can relate this state of mind of a peace lover as on date who loves peace and gooness to all but experiences and sees only miseries instead. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (8/3/2014 2:45:00 PM)

    Great poem, Elias! ! Love how you have used nature to describe what mankind is doing to one another. It really brings out the ruthlessness and cruelty, makes it more accessible to the mind. It is very simple, yet profound and deep. I love this one. Thank you for your comments on my poem: 'Purpose', I appreciate them very much. Yes, our future lies in our children's hands, what have we done to prepare them for this immense job? (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (8/3/2014 4:24:00 AM)

    I can relate this excelent impresive poem to the masacred palestinian babes. Kudos!
    Bro u know more french than me. Pls tel me what u meant by those words. (Report) Reply

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