Sayeed Abubakar

Gold Star - 16,912 Points (21 September 1972 / Jessore / Bangladesh)

Oily Men's Song - Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

We want to oil the heads of oily men only.
No oil we have for those having no oil at all.

The owners and traders of oil
are our relatives and friends only;
we want to declare it again and again.

But those who are poor and beggars,
who are going to embrace death
are none to us
and they have no value on earth.

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship, paradox, satire of social classes

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Comments about Oily Men's Song by Sayeed Abubakar

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (7/16/2013 1:22:00 AM)

    A fantastic sarcastic poem with a deep msg. Yeah some times oil does seem more precious than blood to some.
    Pls bro review my fastin poem for me.
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  • Sallam Yassin (7/9/2013 10:28:00 AM)

    every where the oil is for oily men
    as oiled hands can make massage
    and that should be tried to change/ well done great message
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  • Hazel Durham (7/9/2013 5:20:00 AM)

    The rich dominate with power and success as a symbol of corruption and greed!
    The poor become forgotten in a world that makes money their God!
    Great write!
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  • (7/8/2013 10:02:00 PM)

    Is it saying about the crow-catching the rich men? (Report) Reply

  • (7/8/2013 1:55:00 PM)

    Nyc 1..a lot of meaning lies within in justifies the sentence rich are becoming richer and poor are becoming poorer by the pasage of time.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 15, 2017

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