Taslima Nasrin

Mymensingh / Bangladesh
Taslima Nasrin
Mymensingh / Bangladesh
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At The Back Of Progress

Rating: 3.9
The fellow who sits in the air-conditioned office
is the one who in his youth raped
a dozen or so young girls,
and, at cocktail parties, is secretly stricken with lust,
fastening his eyes on lovelies' bellybuttons.

In five-star hotels,
he tries out his different sexual tastes
with a variety of women,
then returns home and beats his wife
because of an over-ironed handkerchief or shirt collar.
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Jasbir Chatterjee 27 April 2020
A strong narrative and a haunting poem... Very similar to a passage from Khaled Hosseini's book The House of Splendid Suns. If only men like these could be punished, the world would be a much better place.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 22 September 2019
The black side of the character and sadidist nature of wealthy men has been portrayed.
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Jane Campion 16 August 2019
Sounds like many we know.
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Adeeb Alfateh 07 July 2019
Bidding goodbye to his buddies, he returns home, beats his wife over a bar of soap or the baby's pneumonia. great write m'am great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Paul Amrod 26 April 2019
Men of this sort won't make through the pearly gates and will receive a dwarf star as a habitat. Thanks for painting the picture as grim as it should be. Your courage is very commendable.
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Britte Ninad 26 April 2019
so acutely describes this poem the haphazard vile of our current society
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Prabir Gayen 28 September 2018
Good delineation of morbid mind, the social vile
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Robert Murray Smith 21 July 2018
Two-faced men are a blight on themselves and their families.
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Mahtab Bangalee 03 June 2018
Woe Man! not woman Man in woe or awe No, no Narrow or broad wicked can borrow O no not man or woman only wicked can!
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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 06 December 2016
This seems universal truth, which is very much bitter to taste. Poetess sees the masculine domain in the dominance context, which we males have to admit true. Your openness and the courage to break through is highly appreciated. Congrats for being he PoD. Thanks for the thought provoking poem.
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