Muzahidul Reza

Gold Star - 140,387 Points (26 March,1978 / Charaihatee; Mohangonj; Rajibpur.)

The Animal State (Allegory And Imagery) - Poem by Muzahidul Reza

No earthquake, no thunder, no volcanic eruption
Or even there was no any of natural calamities,
A sudden loud sound broke out all through the bush
With whizzing, shuddering, cracking, tearing, echoing,
Fear, horror, dark, terror, misery and ill spirits spread
Committing destruction, death in a horrible situation,
Dust, dirt, smoke coiled over the whole atmosphere
The harmless animals are quite perplexed, helpless
They began crying, shouting, running, rushing, fainting
Seeing reddish spots and innumerable torn bodies,

They blamed one another for committing the crime,
Brawling, harming, plotting hardened in them
A long conflict complicated and awful tangled,
Loosing the worms of crime, injustice and corruption,
The virtues sunk and the vices rose everywhere
Envious state of barbarism, terrorism inflicted on them
The poor animals lost peace and principles they had
Centuries curse engulfed all what was out of thought,

Ferocious animals are in the neighbouring big forest
They always wait for chances on the helpless ones,
They do not care for hesitating in violating terms
Committing all sorts of hyenas and monstrous harms,
They know how and when to cook poisonous broth
And how to throw an unseen net to catch the rest,

Once some cats were quarrelling nearby the bush
Some wild dogs of the big forest made an instant rush,
For repeated barking mewing was beyond of hearing
Foxes and monkeys also joined within a quick haste
Crows, kites and vultures started crowing for the feast
What more, rats and mice left the bush being frightened
Dreadful tumult, commotion, collision, conflict took place
At the arrival of buffalos, deer, bears, wolfs and hyenas,

But with the unexpected appearance of lions and tigers
All the surroundings became instant silent and isolated
All went away murmuring without a single looking back,
The victorious were excited having got all easy victory
But they found troubles to enjoy the whole empire lonely
So there were roaring, shouting, blustering, threatening
Of occupying empire, power, lordship and over lordship
‘Might is right' established in the ruleless bestial state.

Copyright © Muzahidul Reza |10/6/2016

Topic(s) of this poem: fighting, ruins, unrest, war, wrong vs. right


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The Animal State is allegorical and satirical poem. It is behavioral and political allegory and satire where the animals are symbolically taken.

So, here all the animals symbolize human beings and human beings in activities: No earthquake, no thunder, no volcanic eruption or even there was no any of natural calamities, a sudden loud sound (explosions) broke out all through the bush /certain areas with devastating exploding sounds. Whizzing, shuddering, cracking, tearing, echoing, fear, horror, dark, terror, misery and ill spirits spread, committing destruction, death in a horrible situation. dust, dirt, smoke coiled over the whole atmosphere................... these sybolize wars, exploding, violence, crimes, horror, terror in the earth by humans. They blame one another for committing the crime, brawling, harming, plotting hardened in them. A long conflict complicates and awful tangles, loosing the worms of crime, injustice and corruption. The virtues sink and the vices rise everywhere, envious state of barbarism, terrorism inflicte on them. They lose peace and principles they had. Centuries curse engulfed all what were out of thought. The victorious were excited having got all easy victory but they found troubles to enjoy the whole empire lonely. So there were roaring, shouting, blustering, threatening of occupying empire, power, lordship and over lordship, finally‘Might is right' ruleless states are being established in the present world, yet..........................................................

Comments about The Animal State (Allegory And Imagery) by Muzahidul Reza

  • Hazel Durham (2/21/2018 7:16:00 AM)


    Torture, power, ruthless, killers, destruction and hate all part of the world's downfall, you have brilliantly constructed a vivid allegorical and satirical poem that exposes the crimes against humanity, it is a sad story of the worst traits in people! Thank you for inviting me to read this brilliant poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Farnes Pini (1/22/2018 12:14:00 PM)


    Imageries and allegories are greattly set in this poem and it bears great meaning which are going on in many places in the world, so behind those to write this poem ezactly thanks poet (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2018 12:43:00 AM)


    A vivid imagery finely crafted into words..Thanks for sharing..worthy of 10. (Report) Reply

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (1/19/2018 3:02:00 AM)


    A piece of poetry of substance! elegantly crafted replete with allegorical imagery! Students of modern English literature may take some substance from this poem! Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2018 7:17:00 AM)


    Truly a masterpiece! Such brilliant writing! And what vivid imagery! Kudos, Muzahidul! (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2018 4:39:00 AM)


    Great and true imageries are set in it wonderfully have make the poem great, thanks (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2017 10:02:00 AM)


    Tis poem is a great success. As a poet a poet need see their time and socila need those all I see in you dear poet, thaanks, I hope you will go much to youir target (Report) Reply

  • Joe Burke (12/11/2017 3:40:00 AM)


    allegorical and satirical in imagery, thanks poet for this great poem (Report) Reply

  • (12/3/2017 4:41:00 AM)


    A great imagery, allegory and satire poem from a great poet, thanks sir (Report) Reply

  • (11/27/2017 5:55:00 AM)


    But they found troubles to enjoy the whole empire lonely
    So there were roaring, shouting, blustering, threatening
    Of occupying empire, power, lordship and over lordship
    ‘Might is right' established in the ruleless bestial state. escritos pendentes, querido poeta, obrigado
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/27/2017 5:53:00 AM)


    Um, m-m, uma grande alegoria e poema de imagens no mundo, o poema prova extraordinariamente que o mundo moderno foi transformado em estado animal / bestial, gostou e amou, poeta (Report) Reply

  • (11/26/2017 2:58:00 AM)


    Wonderful and famous imagery I have ever read, thanks poet (Report) Reply

  • (11/24/2017 3:13:00 AM)


    A great Allegory And Imagery in poem. I see this kind of poem first time in life, this poem gives the modern great idea of adulterated politics, ........... (Report) Reply

  • (11/20/2017 2:39:00 AM)


    In poetry such Imagery and Allegory are rare, thanks poet (Report) Reply

  • (11/20/2017 1:42:00 AM)


    The ferocious animals are harming humans, humans should try to get rid of them, thanks poet (Report) Reply

  • (11/20/2017 1:40:00 AM)


    Allegory And Imagery both have made the poem exceptional one, I vote 100 (Report) Reply

  • John Paul (11/19/2017 3:16:00 AM)


    It is a great imagery and allegory against turning the world into hell (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2017 5:12:00 AM)


    A great allegory and imagery poem tells the real facts in bitter ways, I like this true imageric poem, the animal state I see everywhere (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2017 5:11:00 AM)


    A great allegory and imagery poem tells the real facts in bitter ways, I like this true imageric poem (Report) Reply

  • (11/16/2017 11:12:00 PM)


    wonderful allegorical and imagery and wisely penned, great done, poet, thanks (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 18, 2017


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