Sayeed Abubakar

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

Seller - Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

Illiterate and impious is he
who lives on selling nut;
and his brother runs his family
selling Jhal-Muri*.

But you, o the bull of religion,
live on selling religion.
But you hope they will go to hell
and you will be rewarded
with the big blue-eyed hoor al-Ayn of paradise.



*one kind of Bengali food made of chilly and cereal of rice patched on hot sand

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


Comments about Seller by Sayeed Abubakar

  • Hazel Durham (9/10/2015 9:28:00 AM)


    Great write about the hypocrisy of selling religion for his own self importance! (Report) Reply

    Sayeed Abubakar (9/11/2015 4:12:00 AM)

    Exactly. Thanks for your nice comment.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 1, 2015


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