MAHTAB BANGALEE


Be Independent - Poem by MAHTAB BANGALEE

Dear, come,
Come to the poems,
Come and live with poems,
Live, and live in the kingdom of poems,
Because I know you need independence,
You want to live long and you want independence,
You want independence -
in love, lover and beloved,
in writing, reading, and speaking,
in feelings and thinking,
in eating and drinking,
in awakening, sleeping, and dreaming,
in politics, sociology, municipality, and economics,
in religion, belief, and disbelief,
in true and false,
in hue and caste,
in race and nation,
in mental satisfaction,
in everything you want independence,
in everything you need independence.
So, dear, you need to come to the kingdom of poems.
You have to come to poems to get your full independence.

Because -
the poems teach how to know yourself,
the poems teach how to discover yourself,
the poems teach how to rule over yourself,
the poems teach how to come and be part of the immortal soul,
the poems teach how to sympathize for other sorrow,
the poems teach how to be thoughtful of self and conscientious.

And -
the one who recognizes himself is independent,
the one who discovers himself is independent,
the one who rules over himself is independent,
the one who comes and becomes the part of the immortal soul is independent,
the one who makes himself thoughtful and conscientious is independent.

In all lessons of life, poems make -
magnanimous heart, broad mind,
kind sight, a helpful hand,
concerned and humane feet.

Dear, please come,
Come to the poems to be the humane scent,
Come to the poems to be independent.



- September 10,2018 Chattogram

Topic(s) of this poem: independence, poems, self discovery, writings

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to the POEMHUNTER.COM

Comments about Be Independent by MAHTAB BANGALEE

  • Muzahidul Reza (6/26/2019 11:30:00 AM)

    Dear, come,
    Come to the poems,
    Come and live with poems,
    Live, and live in the kingdom of poems, // well expression,
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  • Jane Campion (6/23/2019 10:37:00 PM)

    Every known truth about independence is in your poem. Beautifully cast into our minds. (Report)Reply

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  • Denis Mair (6/20/2019 8:56:00 AM)

    This poem places high expectations on both reader and writer of poetry. It is a definition that energizes poets. I think a case can be made that this definition is the true one. There is joy in contemplating the road ahead.) (Report)Reply

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  • (6/19/2019 12:29:00 AM)

    beautiful, superb, mundane, yet oterworldy, spiritual yet rooted in everyday life experience.it encompasses almost all.areas.congratulations (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (6/18/2019 10:12:00 PM)

    Congratulations, MAHTAB for having
    this poem chosen as Poem Of The Day.
    A truly deserved accolade.
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (6/18/2019 10:10:00 PM)

    Poem Hunter recognizes the importance of Poetry and
    has given emphasis to this great art, hence, the creation of this site.
    Poem Hunter gave us a corner of our own, an independent corner
    free from financial burden, where we can weave our
    our own colorful and beautiful world without the interference
    of anyone as long as it is in accordance with the standards
    set by Poem Hunter and within the constitutional
    boundaries of freedom of expression.
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (6/18/2019 9:40:00 PM)

    Poetry is the language of the heart through the mind.
    And it is on this premise that the art is very encompassing.
    It is diverse, it can cover the whole universe. It is timeless
    and appealing as it could be gleaned from history.
    There is a feeling of independence when we write
    Poetry because out from the recesses of our heart
    and mind, we can create our own beautiful world
    and convey them through words and images.
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (6/18/2019 9:35:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem that gives recognition to Poetry and
    Poem Hunter. It conveys the numerous advantages of reading
    and writing poems and the wonderful attributes of Poetry
    in general.
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  • Jennifer Birchall (6/18/2019 2:47:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem on what reading and writing poetry does for you and gives independence to discover more about ourselves and others. Much deserved POD dear Mahtab, congratulations. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/18/2019 2:47:00 PM)

    Congratulations, Mahtab! Best wishes and best regards to You and to Fatickchari from Poland! (Report)Reply

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  • Ruby Mostazir (6/18/2019 2:10:00 PM)

    Congratulations for being selected as poem of the day :) (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (6/18/2019 1:24:00 PM)

    Each one of us wants independence and poetry helps us realise our independence and also leads us to be a better human being having understanding of self as well as of fellow beings around us. Thanks, Mahtab. (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (6/18/2019 1:17:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem, rightly deserves honour. Congrats. (Report)Reply

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  • Fiadh Fida (6/18/2019 1:08:00 PM)

    Excellently done, thanks for sharing the poem with us (Report)Reply

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  • Dash Of Poetry (6/18/2019 12:05:00 PM)

    A celebration of independence in the Kingdom of Poetry. Congratulations to being selected as POD. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/18/2019 12:02:00 PM)

    The magnanimity with which muse transforms a poet's life into a positive, blissful and independent entity has been beautifully displayed in this well deserved poem of the Day. Hearty congrats. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard Snyder (6/18/2019 11:59:00 AM)

    Congrats on a lovely poem. Thank you for sharing! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/18/2019 11:30:00 AM)

    To know yourself! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Rahman Henry (6/18/2019 11:17:00 AM)

    Splendid. Love and wishes, dear. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (6/18/2019 10:30:00 AM)

    A great poem indeed about how poems can shape ones life and make one feel independent. lines are beautifully arranged to make a nice reading.
    'In all lessons of life, poems make -
    magnanimous heart, broad mind,
    kind sight, a helpful hand,
    concerned and humane feet.'

    That is true for poetry. Congrats.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 16, 2019


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