Rahman Henry

Gold Star - 33,892 Points (14 January 1970 / Natore, Bangladesh.)

A Laconic Word - Poem by Rahman Henry

Hopeless days and dreamless nights
Go on
The wolf in you has dressed a lamb's dress

You speak of a lot of democracy
A lot of patriotism
A lot of betterment of the poor
Your orators deliver a lot of speech
All are of your praise

But we know what the hell is going on
We have nothing to say
Nothing to protest with

We only know: A day would come
When we the people should use
Just a laconic word against you
That's nothing but a 'No'.

Topic(s) of this poem: people power, life, power

Form: Free Verse


Comments about A Laconic Word by Rahman Henry

  • (12/28/2015 10:55:00 PM)


    We only know: A day would come
    When we the people should use
    Just a laconic word against you
    That's nothing but a 'No'.
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  • Simone Inez Harriman (11/4/2015 3:32:00 AM)


    A powerful and unique poem of corruption. A stark message to those in power. Thank you.....10 (Report) Reply

  • Shahin Latif (10/26/2015 3:12:00 PM)


    Excellent poem. Your express is so nice. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (10/26/2015 11:40:00 AM)


    Powerful write that pulls a punch with thought provoking lines! (Report) Reply

  • Jaishree Nair (10/23/2015 5:27:00 AM)


    Wolves in lambs' dresses. An apt description of contemporary politicians. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

    Rahman Henry Rahman Henry (10/24/2015 4:47:00 AM)

    I'm really grateful and happy for getting a comment from you.

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/23/2015 2:19:00 AM)


    Wow, what a way to express the true nature and behaviour of people around and those in power. We the people for sure have the power to overthrow them but they know the art to keep us divided. Nicely written poem...10+++ (Report) Reply

    Rahman Henry Rahman Henry (10/24/2015 4:46:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot and wishes, my dear poet.

  • Hans Vr (10/23/2015 1:24:00 AM)


    Strong and very true message brought in melodious verses. Excellent. (Report) Reply

    Rahman Henry Rahman Henry (10/24/2015 4:44:00 AM)

    I feel happy and grateful for your comment.

  • Sanjukta Nag (10/23/2015 1:21:00 AM)


    People should learn to say No to all the corruption causing harm to our society. Great write! (Report) Reply

    Rahman Henry Rahman Henry (10/24/2015 4:43:00 AM)

    Wishes for your nice comment, dear poet.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 23, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, October 23, 2015


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