Sayeed Abubakar

Gold Star - 14,180 Points (21 September 1972 / Jessore / Bangladesh)

Hypocrisy - Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

You say that you love rain.
But when it starts raining, you raise
your umbrella over your head.

You say you love the Sun.
But when it spreads its rays, you start
looking for shade.

You say that you love storm.
But when it starts blowing, closing doors and
windows, you alone get seated.

You say that you love man.
But when a poor man comes at your door in danger,
in anger and in scorn your face turns red.

You say you love revolution.
But when revolution knocks at your door,
you fall asleep fast on your bed.

O my Love, in that way
do you say to me 'I love you' each day?

Topic(s) of this poem: hypocrisy, love


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hypocrisy prevails everywhere

Comments about Hypocrisy by Sayeed Abubakar

  • John Brown (5/16/2014 9:45:00 AM)


    An interesting and thought provoking piece indeed. Well written. (Report) Reply

    Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (7/16/2014 10:02:00 AM)

    Thanks, dear poet.

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  • Susan Lacovara (5/6/2014 4:18:00 PM)


    We are all creature of hypocrisy, often without intent. I think about when we fall in love, and what first draws us to another often becomes that which is resented later...(ie. gregariousness, self confidence, analytical, wealth, different cultures, drive, etc...) Your words, a mirror, many my choose to walk past, eyes lowered. Thank you for steering me to your write....I invite you into mine. PEACE (Report) Reply

    Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (9/7/2016 8:11:00 AM)

    Thanks. You have read minutely my poem and your comment is deep.

  • (5/5/2014 10:54:00 AM)


    Thank you for inviting me to comment on this poem. Some people love rain, the sound, the smell, the nourishment it brings to flora and fauna. But to be drenched in it is not a pleasant thing. Some things are meant to be loved and admired from afar. The sun is necessary for life to thrive on earth. It provides warmth and light and keeps us in good spirits. But stay in it too long and you will get burned. Storms are exciting, but dangerous. Caution must be used. Loving your fellow man... this is certainly where hypocrisy is most evident. Love must include understanding, tolerance, the will to extend a helping hand when someone asks. As for revolution, not everyone is equipped or suited for battle, but our voices must be heard when injustice runs rampant. Regarding love, well, this is very complicated. It's a good question you raise, but our saying one thing and doing another is not always an indication of hypocrisy. There could be many determining factors. They should be thoroughly investigated before assuming one is a hypocrite. All in all, your poem is very well written and your query certainly legitimate. I give you a 10 (Report) Reply

    Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (9/7/2016 8:13:00 AM)

    Very nice comment. Your philosophy has been exposed in your speech. I like it.

  • (2/7/2014 12:36:00 AM)


    Very unique theme. Beautiful poem. Whether we dont use the proper words to express our emotions or we are not known to ourselves.
    And 'You say you love yourself...'
    thanks for sharing dear. If time permits read mine 'How can i count! '
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    Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (9/7/2016 8:14:00 AM)

    Your comment is beautiful. I like it.

  • Daniel Y. (2/6/2014 4:26:00 PM)


    Very unique poem. Could use a little work on rhythm and meter. Could expand into other poems which further explain and explore the hypocrisy. The poem works great as is. I enjoyed this poem, please read some of mine! (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (12/26/2013 11:34:00 AM)


    Humans r hard to satisfy n please wholesale. We wish for gud tings in verbal brags but in practice we r d lazy ones who back out. I admire dis great fascinatin poem on human behavior.
    And yes i hav heard of sheikh sadi but havent read about d shoe story. Mayb u cud write it for me.
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    Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (9/7/2016 8:15:00 AM)

    Thanks, dear Zaynab.

  • Shish Mohammad (11/10/2013 9:58:00 AM)


    Real observation of human life. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (9/11/2013 9:06:00 AM)


    Original and sassy, I love this write full of character!
    Beautiful write!
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  • Akshaya Pawaskar (9/11/2013 2:34:00 AM)


    awesome write.each one of the said things so true.made me introspect. (Report) Reply

    Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (9/7/2016 8:30:00 AM)

    Very short but deep comment. I like it

  • Sallam Yassin (9/7/2013 12:52:00 PM)


    love for what missing
    or love for what we have
    let we see the duel
    of dream with real life/ well done
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  • Rose Lu (9/7/2013 12:22:00 PM)


    WELL DONE! I Like it. (Report) Reply

    Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (9/7/2016 8:29:00 AM)

    I like your comment too.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, November 27, 2015


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