Asif Andalib

Rookie (27 November 1967 / Moez Monzil, Komlapur, Faridpur, Bangladesh)

Human Rights

If you were a child of a beggar
You would understand better what is human right.

It is normal to exist rich and poor people
Cause they are not equal from point of view of quality
But huge gap between the rich and the poor
Is the seed of hostility.

Please try to understand how a person feels
When he is hurt.

Why have you born? Why will you die?
Have you thought it over?
How much time is left for you?
Have you figured it out?

For us scarcity of time is more
Than that of wealth on earth!
Only kindness can bring peace on earth.

Submitted: Friday, September 26, 2008
Edited: Friday, January 14, 2011

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  • Rookie Lee Henry (11/18/2008 11:55:00 PM)

    Great, heartfelt and moving. I am an advocate for those in the Darfur region of Sudan. So poems of this nature always seem to peek my interest, and stir my inner person. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Lashawanda Ivey (11/4/2008 11:40:00 AM)

    I truly love this poem. Maybe you can read some of my poems and tell me what you thinks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pure Remedy (11/1/2008 3:08:00 AM)

    money can buy almost everything.. we have ppl in africa who are dying because they can't not afford the medicine for HIV but then over here in the states magic johnson. is still living well.. hmm.. are ppl really tryin to save a life or looking for a pay check (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chocolate Bunny (10/30/2008 11:45:00 PM)

    This poem gives you something to think about. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mifael Llauderes (10/29/2008 1:04:00 PM)

    the weaklings battle over the meager crumbs left by the bullies (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cynthia Cyanide*Myspace friend ID=355388387* (10/29/2008 12:18:00 PM)

    You write really well.
    =) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Pruchnicki (10/9/2008 1:46:00 PM)

    What simple-minded drivel, Asif! And the comments offered by your admirers approach the zenith of nonsense. Love of money is the root of all evil? A nice slab? A rewrite is in order, Asif! Don't be misled by the inane comments! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ivor Hogg (10/8/2008 6:58:00 PM)

    The love of money is the root cause of evil my friend (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Richa Dhodi (10/7/2008 12:57:00 PM)

    It is a nice slab sir
    good work (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aijaz Asif (9/26/2008 8:39:00 AM)

    nicely writen asif, u tried well to bringout the issue....keep writing thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 836 Points Sadiqullah Khan (9/26/2008 2:30:00 AM)

    i totally agree, , , , , , , , the last line summs up the issue, , , , , , , , , , , (Report) Reply

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