MAHTAB BANGALEE


I Died Before My Birth! - Poem by MAHTAB BANGALEE

I went to rivers. Rivers asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to oceans. Oceans asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to pebbles. Pebbles asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to rocks. Rocks asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to forests. Forests asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to mountains. Mountains asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to fountains. Fountains asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to hills. Hills asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to volcano and lava. Volcano and lava asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to ground. Mud, sands and clay asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to water. Water asked me, " Do you know I'm alive? "
I went to air. Air asked me, " Do you know I'm alive? "
I went to fire. Fire asked me, " Do you know I'm alive? "
I went to storm. Storm asked me, " Do you know I'm alive? "
I went to nights. Nights asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to days. Days asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to the sun. The sun asked me, " Do you know I'm alive? "
I went to the moon. The moon asked me, " Do you know I'm alive? "
I went to darks and lights. Darks and lights asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went to planets, galaxies, stars, meteors, milky-ways…….
I went to all cosmic creations. Everyone and everything asked me, "Do you know we're alive? "
I went, went to everything and everyone of universe.
All said, "We're alive and we can help you genuinely."

I came to me. Myself did not say anything.
I asked myself, "Are you dead? "
But myself was silent. Myself did not say anything.
I came to me and sought myself.
But I did not find myself.
I came again, sought myself goodly and found-
some arrogance, vengeance, revenge-fullness, avenge-fullness
some hateful veins, aristocratic gowns, elite sense
some literacy, educations, poetic witness, wisdom
some philosophical thoughts, orating rhythm in speech
some egoistic religious activities,
some boastful writings, worthless first rank.......!
All these were dead!
But I did not find myself!
"Are you dead? " I shouted on myself.
No sound was there, no reply came from myself!
And I went back to the cosmic creations- found them alive.
I became sure that I died before my birth!
Because- I'd not been born with conscience of humanity!



-August 09,2018 Chattogram

Topic(s) of this poem: self discovery

Form: Free Verse


Comments about I Died Before My Birth! by MAHTAB BANGALEE

  • Prabir Gayen (7/15/2019 6:48:00 AM)

    Extraordinary piece of poetry......thanks/// (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (4/24/2019 9:11:00 AM)

    A thoughtful poem with very interesting presentation. It one wonders what makes us alive? Your view certainly is a great answer. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Bonaventure Onuabuchi (4/3/2019 8:49:00 AM)

    This is quite unique (Report)Reply

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  • (3/31/2019 8:51:00 AM)

    Lovely piece. I enjoyed throughout. Thank u. anjandev roy. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (2/10/2019 9:58:00 AM)

    Great poem. Everything which is the part of this creation has a heart that beats and feels. Philosophical treat.
    But I did not find myself!
    Are you dead? I shouted on myself.
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  • Prabir Gayen (2/5/2019 9:43:00 AM)

    Fantastic poem dear poet.....Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (1/23/2019 5:49:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem on self discovery! Elegantly crafted and nicely executed...............10 (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (12/14/2018 3:35:00 AM)

    I went, went to everything and everyone of universe.
    All said, We're alive and we can help you genuinely.

    I came to me. Myself did not say anything.
    I asked myself, Are you dead?
    But myself was silent. Myself did not say anything.
    I came to me and sought myself.
    But I did not find myself.- - - - - - -A fine poem about the struggles of self discovery.
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  • Prabir Gayen (12/4/2018 3:57:00 AM)

    Fine piece of poetry......... (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Walker (11/21/2018 5:53:00 PM)

    A fine poem of rhetoric and repeated phrases. 'I went to...', 'Do you know we're alive? '
    You have searched deeply into yourself to produce this.
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  • Michael Walker (11/21/2018 5:46:00 PM)

    A fine poem of rhetoric and repeated phrases 'I went to hills'. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/6/2018 3:05:00 AM)

    A heart wrenching journey of self discovery. Mahtab, you are more than alive. And your poetry resurrects you. And brings new life to the reader. Thank you for such honesty in your poetry. Excellent write! (Report)Reply

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  • (11/1/2018 7:10:00 AM)

    Life sometimes provoke and proceed like a dream,
    We have tobe constantly in touch with the world around us to know we are slibe.
    Thought provoking poem poet and vibrant
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  • Rebecca Navarre (10/30/2018 5:48:00 PM)

    An incredible poem, powerfully and
    amazingly expressed! .. Thank you
    ever so much for sharing! .. Ever so
    very many 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++
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  • Rus Mer (10/9/2018 1:49:00 AM)

    what realization i get from the depth of realization! ! ....10...... (Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha Pathak (10/8/2018 5:47:00 AM)

    A fascinating theme and approach on the so-called inanimate things and the conscious us.
    As per ancient Indic literature all things have some consciousness; advancing on consciousness
    is evolution.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/20/2018 2:07:00 PM)

    Life and death! !

    Questions and answers!

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Denis Mair (9/10/2018 10:04:00 AM)

    You have done a good job of locating life throughout the life-nurturing cosmos. You have good job of locating death in the lack of conscience, for it is conscience that nurtures our growth as human beings. (Report)Reply

    Denis Mair(9/10/2018 10:07:00 AM)

    I invite you to read my poem COSMIC MAN, which demonstrates an affinity between your way of thinking and mine.

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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (9/10/2018 2:05:00 AM)

    We are born with conscience then forget to cultivate it. I like your imaginative rich poem which shows that we are dead if we have arrogance and other bad character, nature is then more alive than us. Kudos.




    Soo nice to read from your inking again, Pleez do write your thoughts/comment under my newest poem too titled, a tribute to every new poem
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  • Captain Cur (9/9/2018 7:01:00 AM)

    Let us take lesson from nature and the cosmos which surrounds us. But all the answers received said, I'm alive, this also must be true of the writer who had the wisdom to ask this question and look both out and deep inside for the answer. How can we know ourselves if we do not ask? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 13, 2018

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 11, 2018


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