Muzahidul Reza

Gold Star - 193,316 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

  • Farnes Pini (9/17/2018 11:25:00 PM)


    How touching and thoughts provoking poem it is! Specially when the poet says:

    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; ........ great done, thank you
    (Report) Reply

    6 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ifediirichukwu Victor (9/17/2018 6:39:00 PM)


    what a great poem with great passage medium. (Report) Reply

  • Farnes Pini (9/15/2018 12:59:00 PM)


    Whenever i enter here i read this great poem, comment on and then go to other ones, it is quite a humanitarian poem, congrats (Report) Reply

  • Sem Ralfh (9/13/2018 12:24:00 PM)


    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, this the essential part of this great poem you shared, great
    (Report) Reply

  • Sem Ralfh (9/13/2018 12:17:00 PM)


    It is a poem can explain why weapons and wars are dangerous and destructive for human, for earth (Report) Reply

  • Helen Ena (9/12/2018 3:12:00 AM)


    Humanity has excellently pictured. Wars, violence and corruptions have been hated and strongly prohibited in this poem, valuable messages are delivered for nature, world climate. A great poem it is (Report) Reply

  • (9/10/2018 12:59:00 PM)


    So great a poem! Fully humanitarian & earth saving attempts from war-mad stupid (Report) Reply

  • Carl Roussell (9/10/2018 12:18:00 PM)


    People are capable of such atrocities and yet are also capable of act of great love and kindness. All we can do is to be a candle to hoped for peace. You have written an excellent poem. (Report) Reply

  • Amrar Anna (9/7/2018 6:59:00 AM)


    Humans are always committing crimes, corruptions, violence, wars, ..... to destroy themselves. In this poem these are shown directly, loved it,10 (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/6/2018 8:25:00 AM)


    A heart touching poem, The ply of people living around the war affected area is indeed pathetic, you have captured the truth which lies beneath the carpet of falsehood.10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Ena Ena (9/4/2018 2:41:00 PM)


    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; great lines, greatly remind humanity, a lot of thanks
    (Report) Reply

  • Fiadh Fida (8/29/2018 12:13:00 PM)


    Ever thirst growing poem, more I read more I want, it your great achievement, and one of the masterpieces, lots of thanks to you (Report) Reply

  • Chang Ee (8/28/2018 12:16:00 PM)


    I read it many times, again reading, reads very well for its humanitarian, earth and environment protecting sections inclusion, its is your great work,10 (Report) Reply

  • Ena Ena (8/28/2018 3:45:00 AM)


    And what recently the world has thunderstruckly experienced
    To which even the elements shed tears
    No sooner had 20th century's 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; ....... looking at Myanmar we can exemplify such inhumanity and worst situations, powerful writing
    (Report) Reply

  • Sem Ralfh (8/27/2018 1:29:00 AM)


    The hungry beasts have seen a weak elephant
    No escape from the attack of the beasts
    What more? the beasts are devoting to satisfy hunger, ........ such happening in the earth hy hyenas
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2018 1:27:00 AM)


    Hi Mr Reza,
    This is the history of human kind.

    Wars abound in the history.

    Take the history of India. India is a very fertile land served by hundreds of rivers. The ancient India was rich in food grains and cattle. And beautiful we’re the Indian women. (Contd)
    (Report) Reply

  • Fiadh Fida (8/25/2018 3:41:00 PM)


    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; fully humanitarian in theme and meaning comes out of these lines, great jobs
    (Report) Reply

  • Fiadh Fida (8/25/2018 3:36:00 PM)


    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. greatly touching stanza
    (Report) Reply

  • Fiadh Fida (8/25/2018 3:34:00 PM)


    You have written such a great poem to abhor wars, violence, crimes, corruptions, and all of such destructive actions for mankind and a chronology of wars of destructions that it will be in the history, good people will read and lament over wars-destructions, thanks for such a great poem (Report) Reply

  • Shabnta Shah (8/25/2018 2:25:00 PM)


    Weapons, wars, violence finish country, society, world
    Give up these all mankind, ...... BY SHABANTA SHAH
    (Report) Reply

Read all 1029 comments »

# 58 poem on top 500 Poems

User Rating:
4,2 / 5 ( 432 votes ) 819



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 3, 2018


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
[Report Error]