Sayeed Abubakar

Gold Star - 14,278 Points (21 September 1972 / Jessore / Bangladesh)

My Poetry - Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

Those who will go back to the cow-cart's civilization,
will go back to the civilization of hand-made palm-leaf's fan;

Those who want to cross seven oceans and thirteen rivers on foot,
want to fill up the the east and the west with the odors of dead men;

Those who will go back to illiteracy,
will go back to the spells of witches, talismans and superstitions;

Those who think `dogs are more faithful than men',
and trust on the fate-ghosts
more than on struggle, slogan and procession;

Those who will destroy people's dwellings with bulldozers,
then on that debris will build up the palace
for foxes and boars;

for those idiots
my poetry, as angry as cobra and
as ferocious as hyena,
bear sad news burnt in fire.

Topic(s) of this poem: love, rebel, light

Form: Blank Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

It is a translation of Bengali poem 'Amar Kabita' taken from 'Mesopotemiar Mme'

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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