Sayeed Abubakar

Gold Star - 18,900 Points (21 September 1972 / Jessore / Bangladesh)

Still Man Is True

Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

Still Man is true; I come back to Man
Again and again. Leaving all the blue sins
And filthiness of civilization behind,
I rush to join Man's procession.

Neither forest nor loneliness, I adore
Only the maddened din and bustle of life;
The soul that longs for the blind self-success
Is now detestable corpse, the food for a vulture.

Those who will go to the Moon leaving men on earth;
Those who desire the blue-eyed nymphs of heaven;
Those who are always indifferent to men's
Defeat and bad news; I wish they succeed
In building gold-house in heaven
And I live and die here only with Man.

Topic(s) of this poem: humanity, man

Form: Blank Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

It is a translation of my Bengali poem 'Tabuo Manus Sotyo'.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 19, 2020