I am a hungry, naked, homeless boy,
Unloved, unhappy is the story of my life.
My father lives in layers of misery.
His heavy heart with pillow moans.
I cannot see this saddest sight.
So, in terrible loneliness, I sob.
Grieving vilely day and night,
My mother finally thanked her Lord.
Then my sister, in distress, rested in peace.
I thank God for their delighted depart.
With empty pocketand empty hands,
I beg and steal in the busy streets.
In the land of injustice, stand in front of palaces,
And stare at the misfortunes of my life.
O materially rich, spiritually poor countrymen,
I wish you Eid Mubarrak,
Simply, waiting for pale death,
In helplessness and hopelessness,
Your poor son.
COMMENTS: EID MUBARAK
Bianca: Religion is wonderful if you follow it's teachings of love and kindness to other people in the world.....i tend not to follow any of the organized kind but I have faith in the goodness of people and I find beauty in this message.....so I wish all my Muslim friends wonderful days to come, and for u as well Matloob! :)
Eden King: This is a very expressive sad poem. I bet it would fetch uncounted money when read to the materially rich, spiritually poor countrymen! Its good!
Sandra Delussu: wonderful how you picture the condition of too many.It looks like you dwell in those hearts, dear Matloob sufi friend!
Pamela Jane Tennant: It is a tragic and heart-wrenching work that brings a deeper awareness of suffering in certain places to many all over the world. There is no hope to be found in this piece a demands acknowledgement. Rife with emotion and well expressed.
Heather Burns: This is call for help write. No person on this earth should be hungry and in need of food. Humanity calls to the nations of this world to help provide for the needy. This is an obligation of society. Well written
Demelia Denton: Touching and true to life...Many suffering this fate...A truly touching poem. Very nice :)
Laura Grillo Laveglia: I am famailar with this custom! ! But any way your poem was so eloquently written and I could feel your heart for your country men! ! !
Jann Gail Jones: This poem is so sad dear Matloob! This is not about your life but referring to your poor countrymen? My heart weeps for them too.
Margaret Gudkov: my dear friend you put so much feeling in it you really feel for your country man bless your heart
Ann Carruth Donoghue: A deep write, so sad but beautifully written x
Laura Bailey: A powerful write touching upon some of the great problems of our day including extreme poverty. I pray for the hearts and minds of all the little boys such as you picture in this poe and the little girls who together with the boys are the children, the future, of this planet
Tod Michelle: xSometimes we are not fortunate to save the ones we love..cruel is fate and tough is love. Goodwrite sir! ^-^
Miss B: xLovely.....although eid has passed, eidmubarak my friend
michele khan: xThis is quite good we need to think on and fix these things. But something that amazes me about poverty. I have seen a group of Indian children living in a room built of 2by4 and boxes but they have a clean shirt and pant on maybe only one. Bring them a soccer ball and their eyes light up. In the west with our play stations and X-boxes our sports cars and toys I have never seen quite that level of joy at all brought on for them by a simple soccer ball.
Kristen Scott: xThey don't have much because their knowledge is limited to religion..they need more science and less religion..it's good to believe in your dreams..but reality comes first..weallknow this.
RAJ NANDY: xFriend wishing you Eid Mubarrak too! I think Bakri Eid is on the 16th of this month!
Nancy Ndeke: xReligion is wonderful of you follow it's teachings of love and kindness to other people in the world.....i tend not to follow any of the organized kind but I have faith in the goodness of people and I find beauty in the message.....so I wish all my Muslim friends wonderful days to come, and for u as well Matloob! :)
Lidi Mendelsohn: xA very touching poem. Thanks for sharing.
Jayachandran Ramachandran: Jayachandran Ramachandran Awesome and poignant. Tugs at the heart. Haven't I read it sometime ago?
Shareef Abdur-Rasheed: This piece captures the sad reality that is the daily dismal outlook on what amounts to millions existing not really living.
Michele Vizzotti-White: The first line says a million words....so much...... I remember this poem too...I love...O materially rich, spiritually poor countrymen..You are an amazing writer..
William S. Peters Sr.: The sad thing is, in a world with so much abundance, a poem such as this should never have to be written, but the demons amongst us care not about what they seem to be less than trivial 🤬😡
Muhammad Azam: Muhammad Azam Too good. The poem jolts the reader to feel for the poor around us.
Anwaar Baloch: wow surprise your pen is 786
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem