Sayeed Abubakar

Gold Star - 11,858 Points (21 September 1972 / Jessore / Bangladesh)

Song Of New Year - Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

Both in the sun and rain
without umbrella
a boy beside the road
works ceaselessly from dawn to dusk
breaking the bricks into pieces.

In both eyes he entertains a dream desolate
of merely three handfuls of meals;
the dream certainly not for rich dishes—korma, kabab
nor for princely recipe on the table.

Still everyday remains he unfed
in sun and rain beside the road,
spends his poisonous days-
O the happy men, do you think of him once?

New year, the new guest, sprinkles links of love
in the breast of all.
Collecting those links, you, the rich,
fill up your hands and eat up to your marks
all the things you like best.
But why does that boy remain such a day
helplessly unable to feed himself
with a single handful of plain rice?


Comments about Song Of New Year by Sayeed Abubakar

  • (4/19/2011 11:53:00 PM)


    This World is for them the rich... they made it sweet and loves...
    tear of road to hard work.....
    Anna you must help them....., we fel you are God of god and must save us
    Both in the sun and rain
    remains umbrellaless
    a boy beside the road,
    works ceaselessly from dawn to dask
    by breaking into pieces the bricks.

    In both eyes he entertains a dream desolate
    of merely three handfuls of meals;
    the dream certainly not for rich dishes—korma, kabab
    nor for princely recipe on the table.

    Still everyday remains he unfed
    in sun and rain beside the road,
    he spends his poisonous days-
    O the happy men, do you think of him once?
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    Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (12/28/2015 11:01:00 AM)

    Great comment in the shape of a poem.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 17, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, May 25, 2012


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