Taslima Nasrin

Mymensingh / Bangladesh
Taslima Nasrin
Mymensingh / Bangladesh
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Can'T I Have A Homeland To Call My Own?

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Am I so dangerous a criminal, so vicious an enemy of humanity,
Such a traitor to my country that I can't have a homeland to call my own?
So that my land will snatch away from the rest of my life my homeland?
Blindly from the northern to the southern hemisphere,
Through mountains and oceans and rows and rows of trees,
Blindly in the heavens, in the moon, in the mists and in sunshine,
Blindly groping through grass and creepers and shrubs, earth and mankind, I have gone
Searching for my homeland.
Once I had exhausted the world, I touched the shores
Of my homeland to exhaust my span of life,
Only to have the sense of security of an utterly exhausted thirsty soul
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Mahtab Bangalee 30 July 2020
it's great grief for the motherland that the owner still does not know the real and true patriot. I think everyone knew and knows also that Who was and is TASLIMA NASRIN for the Bangladesh, the unlucky inhabitant of Bangladesh we are that we are still unable to greet the one of great philanthropic writer of the world. I think it's very near when our peoples will know it but in that time we will lose the great one who always thinks for us and our welfare.
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Mahtab Bangalee 30 July 2020
Once I had exhausted the world, I touched the shores Of my homeland to exhaust my span of life, Only to have the sense of security of an utterly exhausted thirsty soul Brutally uprooted, and you throw away the little water cupped in my hand, And sentence me to death, what name can I have for you, land? ......heart touching expression;
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Very touching indeed when you can't call your home home while living with truth being banished from your land......so beautifully scripted....10++
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Sylvia Frances Chan 30 July 2020
Dr. Taslima Nasrin wrote amongst others in her poem above: I've uttered a few home truths, hence I am a traitor to my homeland. I'm a traitor because you've chosen to walk shoulder to shoulder with liars in procession Till I read her poems, now I know how the mullahs in her society in reality are.True hypocrites.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 30 July 2020
WHY may she not live in her own homeland? After all she can be useful to her own society because she is a doctor like her father, or ought she to be a man to utter all the things she did? She has written about the evils of her society, uncovered the hypocrisy of the mullahs and their followers, and we know she has said the truth about the mullahs. All hypocrisy!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 30 July 2020
One needs not to be called a traitor if only she wants to utter what's wrong in her surrounds. A citizen may have the freedom to mention the truth and what's wrong in her society. A huge burden for women especially, the power of the mullahs used only for own benefit, no one dares to criticize them, and she did and she is called a traitor. What's wrong with her society, her country? ! Dr. Taslima Nasrin I congratulate you with this poem that has won The Modern Poem Of The Day.
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Dr Antony Theodore 30 July 2020
Blindly from the northern to the southern hemisphere, Through mountains and oceans and rows and rows of trees, Blindly in the heavens, in the moon, in the mists and in sunshine, Blindly groping through grass and creepers and shrubs, earth and mankind, I have gone Searching for my homeland. This is a great poem, , lost in thinking. tony
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Edward Kofi Louis 30 July 2020
Lost Homeland! ! ! Most with the wickedness of mankind on earth; In search of a new home! A place to rest your mind. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Savita Tyagi 30 July 2020
There are so many reasons for being forced to live away from home. It rips our hearts apart. One could never get over it and none knows better than the one who lives through it.
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so sad dear.. but reign in the heart of the people.. good 10 the country of your choice Thursday,30th July 2020 the world has taken note already and care too shall be taken for safety live and spend your time happily make the country of your choice as residence Dr. Hasmukh Mehta
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