Rahman Henry

Gold Star - 35,960 Points (14 January 1970 / Natore, Bangladesh.)

I Had To Remember - Poem by Rahman Henry

Gabtali is not so a place of importance
That the world could recall it
At the very first hearing
But I had to and so did my father

You were a woman of words
For some reasons, you left your husband
Alone with your younger son
And never came back

When your parents, welwishers
And also the nieghbours provoced
To return to your hubby and children
You kissed but the death

Gran'ma, I knew you never
And so did my father, Gran'ma, but
Father and I know your grave
Gran, ma I had to remember GABTALI

Topic(s) of this poem: death, grandmother, remembrance

Form: Free Verse


Comments about I Had To Remember by Rahman Henry

  • (11/10/2015 10:02:00 PM)


    the wisdom of pain and love tangled in the presence of time, a poem that everybody should ponder and realized the meaning of Family...Excellent poem of the century. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 8, 2015



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