Sayeed Abubakar

Gold Star - 16,728 Points (21 September 1972 / Jessore / Bangladesh)

Like The Branches Of A Tree In Storm - Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

No control we have, no power.
Like the branches of a tree in storm, our
lives are here run
in darkness of the night and in the sun.

Only the fools among the crowd
boast of strength and feel proud
as if they were Pharaohs. When they get drowned
into the fathomless failure of life, their crowns
seem to be dust
so fast
and then they cry
before they die but their eyes remain stone-like dry.

We are like the branches of a tree in a storm.
We look for only His mercy who forms
and who destroys
like toys.

Topic(s) of this poem: faith, nature, satire of social classes

Form: Blank Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Submissiveness to God

Comments about Like The Branches Of A Tree In Storm by Sayeed Abubakar

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (12/12/2013 1:14:00 PM)

    Such a poetic didactic allusion to life n human attitudes. Splendid great poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Hazel Durham (11/14/2013 9:12:00 AM)

    We sway and sometimes fall in the wind like leaves scattering our emotions around on the cold unforgiving ground. To believe in God is to set us free from the destruction of our souls!
    Beautiful write!
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  • Shish Mohammad (11/8/2013 7:54:00 PM)

    Life is so uncertain, so little but so beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (11/8/2013 11:42:00 AM)

    A nice idea presented very nicely. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 27, 2017

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