Muzahidul Reza

Gold Star - 206,538 Points (26 March,1978 / Charaihatee; Mohangonj; Rajibpur.)

Mediterranean Girl's War Phobia - Poem by Muzahidul Reza

Indoors by technology, outdoors by speedy transport
I travel the world
Today in Japan, tomorrow in Rome,
Next day by an ancient civilization or in Hawaii or Coast Ivory,
I see, I observe human, nature, society, civilization, earth's form
Develop feelings with the people from country to country
Know their features, culture
I am not self; they, you and me together; friend and brother
I have nothing alone
We share what we have and to what we belong;

Climate and weather are not fit for long ways
Full of calamities, pollutions spread bitter, musty smell
Neither technologies nor transports work well
Idle times were idly passing along its ancient broadways;
Some long tiring and gloomy days later
A Mediterranean girl, whom I love, has sent me a long letter
In a grey-black envelop asking me to tell something
As if, shortly I make out a time;
I was neither indifferent nor interested
But the tension was tearing me for my friend;

Mesopotamia, the most ancient civilization
Is known not only to you and me but to everyone,
By it the basin of the Mediterranean Sea full of vast water
Around that line after line localities, spirited children's noisy tour
Know them, too, the people of the world
For them the kind obviously have empty space deep in mind;

To her writings, things changed a lot suddenly and horribly
Since we had met first near the green locality gaily,
Had observed people living there peacefully
Happiness, pleasure, contentment surrounded them heavenly;
Their every dream bloomed as flower
Spread fragrance everywhere;

She will tell me the reasons of so long gap
And what really were happening in fact,
That there were invasions and forcible wars so violent
Where exercising evil powers man shot man like pig,
Exploded heavy, dreadful atom, nuclear and various bombs
Used fatal chemical and poisonous weapons,
To destroy all the relics of the ancient civilizations,
To turn the green world into complete desert,
To abuse and pollute the other spheres
And they had aggressively, hypocritically succeeded
To draw magically black plots everywhere
So, here the rest of humans are living on sands forever;

She will also tell me how she lost everything
How extreme, hazardous troubles the country faced,
How the generations suffered and absolutely fell
How their blooming hopes and dreams were faded away,
Also that the whole world was against their cry
And now why she is quite dumb to say;

Her letter reminds me the chronological history of the wars
Before and after Christ around the human world,
How many kill how many no real statistics of that
And how much are destroyed no such real measures,
Human beings have seen the severe abuses of powers,
The savageries of wars and massacres,
Especially in the 1st and the 2nd two gigantic world wars, as well as
In various wars between armed and armless forces;

And what recently the world has thunderstruckly experienced
To which even the elements shed tears
No sooner had 20th century's bloody battle fields dried up
Than the wars in force, aggression, genocide, holocaust
In 21st century's early morning tormenting people began to walk
And broke world's all the past records in atrocities;
Thus, the destructions always faces the human world
Are chaos, wars, violence, massacres, miseries and loss,
All these curses cause them inborn pained
For some narrow minded, dull headed and brutal natured leaders;

A time I will make out and a place choose soon
For our meeting and conversation,
However and from wherever does blow the melancholic air
My sail will bound for
The red-grey bough and red-ash-silver stream
Where all the oppressed souls crawl and scream;
I will also invite all human beings there
To share over which we are lamenting and shedding tears,
And to take part in centuries' smallest slogan:
"Fill the earth with peace; no chaos, no weapons, no wars, no pangs."

Copyright © Muzahidul Reza │4 October, 2016

Topic(s) of this poem: war


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Mediterranean girl is a symbolic figure who lives around the Mediterranean Sea
whose surrounded countries are mostly, partly or fully destroyed for illegal wars, invasions, massacres, violence, intrigues, ill diplomacy and so on, ……..
The Gulf Wars, i. e., Iraq and Afghan wars are some examples, ……
Also many countries around the world have been afflicted by cursed wars, massacres, violence, ………
For the abuses of ill powers; heavy and chemical weapons; atom, hydrogen bombs not only human beings are massacred but also civilizations, nature are severely destroyed. The two gigantic world wars are two examples;
Destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the two fiery examples where heavy and chemical weapons; atom, hydrogen bombs, …….. were abused. There wars' impacts are still causing seriously
And also many wars from time to time here and there were and are launched. All these wars were and are illegally being launched only for massacring and destroying, …..
Even, in the running 21st century humans are facing brutal massacres in Myanmar, Turkey, Palestine, and in many other countries in the world, …..
Wars, weapons, violence, massacres not only ruin humans, civilizations, nature but also pollute the environments severely and affect for long, future generations, world, …….
Wars, weapons and its concerning are but manmade curse and havoc for destroying physically and spiritually themselves, …………
I think it is high time humans should understand; otherwise, they are the terrorists in God's universe, and it will be too late, .................................

Comments about Mediterranean Girl's War Phobia by Muzahidul Reza

  • Ena Ena (11/18/2018 11:15:00 PM)


    I think this poem should deserve much praise than ill criticism (Report) Reply

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  • Ena Ena (11/18/2018 11:12:00 PM)


    And to take part in centuries' smallest slogan:
    Fill the earth with peace; no chaos, no weapons, no wars, no pangs.
    ........... concluding, solution lines, so greatly finished the poem, notable, mentionable, remarkable, praiseworthy
    (Report) Reply

  • Ena Ena (11/18/2018 11:08:00 PM)


    A time I will make out and a place choose soon
    For our meeting and conversation,
    However and from wherever does blow the melancholic air
    My sail will bound for
    The red-grey bough and red-ash-silver stream
    Where all the oppressed souls crawl and scream;
    I will also invite all human beings there
    To share over which we are lamenting and shedding tears,
    .................... touching lines, I have read and read but cannot finish
    (Report) Reply

  • Ena Ena (11/18/2018 11:03:00 PM)


    Cursed weapons, being greedy, envious, enemy forcefully wars, huge destruction, innocent murdering, massacring, crimes, corruptions, all these types are destroying the earth and going to finish human race,
    Against all these cruelties this poem is written
    It is quite for humanity, erath saving approaches, outstanding achievement
    (Report) Reply

  • Ena Ena (11/18/2018 10:53:00 PM)


    Against war, crime, corruption, destruction, murder, massacre, inhumanity, pollution, ......
    And for peace, love, humanity, saving, safety, ........
    this has earned a great reputation to the readers, thank you, poet
    (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (11/18/2018 9:43:00 PM)


    i am going to include thiis poem's title and author's name and the fact that it is on PH's list of Top 500 Poems presently, in my December 2018 showcase, but i will not include the text ofthe poem. i give a Bri's Notes to explain why the text is not included, but why i mention the poem in the showcase.

    Thanks.

    bri

    (:
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  • Salem Ali (11/17/2018 10:57:00 AM)


    In the name of wars they are killing innocent people around the world,
    violence, crimes, corruptions have been normal to the committers
    (Report) Reply

  • Salem Ali (11/17/2018 10:53:00 AM)


    Your pen has correctly written and is writing on what humans are committing in the earth. I think you have written less than happening,
    To say humans are now the most ferocious beings in the earth
    It is obviously so when we see how they are murdering, massacring, destroying,
    Fully truly you have written
    your writings are always ok
    (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (11/15/2018 12:13:00 AM)


    DESPITE the errors in grammar, this poem is worthy of another reading by me. i might disagree with some of its statements, e.g. i never heard of 'chemical weapons' used against Hiroshima or Nagasacki; were the 'atom bombs' enough! ! ?

    but i thank the author for the Poet's Notes,

    i may return another day. i found this on PH's list of Top 500 Poems, but i THOUGHT the TOP 500 were ALL written by me, Bri Edwards! ! !

    to MyPoemList.

    bri

    (:
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    Muzahidul Reza (11/15/2018 5:25:00 AM)

    chemical weapons have been used in many other wars and spots, ......
    thanks a lot / thanks a big / thanks a tall, ......

    Muzahidul Reza (11/15/2018 5:19:00 AM)

    in poetry, grammar is in most cases shortly or silently applied
    you see please, here before most I haven't used the
    thank you, again

    Muzahidul Reza (11/15/2018 5:11:00 AM)

    thank you for excellently COMMENTING, dear American poet, bri edwards

  • Fiadh Fida (11/12/2018 10:18:00 PM)


    Where all the oppressed souls crawl and scream; this is the anguish of human beings, great feelings for mankind (Report) Reply

  • (11/9/2018 8:18:00 AM)


    Indoors by technology, outdoors by speedy transport
    I travel the world.
    great starting
    (Report) Reply

  • Ena Ena (11/5/2018 9:39:00 AM)


    How greatly you have written the poem!
    that I have to read again and again
    (Report) Reply

  • Salem Ali (11/4/2018 10:56:00 PM)


    I do not miss to rate 10
    for this type of great poem
    (Report) Reply

  • Salem Ali (11/4/2018 10:32:00 PM)


    A great attempt in this poem is seen for peace, thank you, poet for such humanitarian will power and force (Report) Reply

  • Salem Ali (11/4/2018 2:42:00 PM)


    It is a poem of great arts and multilevel philosophy against arms and wars (Report) Reply

  • Chang Ee (11/3/2018 3:18:00 PM)


    A great epic style poem expresses fully humanity (Report) Reply

  • Chang Ee (11/3/2018 3:16:00 PM)


    Fill the earth with peace; no chaos, no weapons, no wars, no pangs. ever written, this line has been a great conclusion, loved 10 (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2018 10:56:00 PM)


    It is such a great poem with greatly starting and finishing. it is in my favorite list (Report) Reply

  • (10/28/2018 11:34:00 PM)


    Great poem, showing the havoc of violence and wars it demands peace worldwide,
    I'll read more later,
    (Report) Reply

  • Craig H. Stewart (10/27/2018 4:36:00 AM)


    very important poem, good write friend! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 3, 2018


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