Muzahidul Reza

Gold Star - 172,030 Points (26 March,1978 / Charaihatee; Mohangonj; Rajibpur.)

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

No earthquake, no thunder, no volcanic eruption
Or even there was not any of other 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 curses engulfed all what was out of thought.

Ferocious animals are in the neighboring big forest
Who 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 sudden and unexpected appearance of
Jaguars, lions, tigers and some bears' rejoining to them
Returning from the herd of small and weak beasts
Consisting boars, wolfs, hyenas, wild pigs and dogs,
Though wolfs and hyenas started loudly barking
But came to no use and got chased, retreated soon,
All the surroundings became instant silent and isolated,
All went away murmuring without more 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,
Finally, all the bestial rules with ‘Might is right' were
Established in rules and regulations less animal state.

Copyright © Muzahidul Reza | 6 October, 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 (allegory and satire are shown through imageries)poem. It is behavioral and political allegory and satire where the animals and episodes are symbolically personalized / taken to clear the real facts happening around the human world; ……………….

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 area................... these symbolize wars, exploding, massacre, violence, crimes, corruptions, horror, terror, and all forms of evil activities 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 corruptions. The virtues sink and the vices rise everywhere, envious state of barbarism, terrorism inflict on them. They lose peace and principles they had. Centuries curses 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 the empire, power, lordship and over lordship, finally ‘Might is right' / full of chaos / rules less / self / personalempires and states are being established (killing democracy)in the present world, yet they claim themselves happy, not bothered about being immoral, bestial, ...............................

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

  • Fiadh Fida (6/18/2018 12:07:00 PM)


    This great imagery, allegory poem is one of the great achievement, it is full of wisdom, learnings, loved,10 (Report) Reply

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  • (6/12/2018 1:37:00 AM)


    I have read his poems what impressed me much. That he is a poet of humanity, nature, love, life, earth, environment, and of all positive thoughts peep through his genious prolific brightening talent. Now I study his writing regularly, (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (6/7/2018 8:15:00 AM)


    An animal state may be much better than a human state. a great poem by Muzahidul Reza. (Report) Reply

  • Ena Ena (5/28/2018 12:54:00 PM)


    Around the world human today are trying to capture power and position any way consequently wrong doings, corruption, crimes are originating rapidly and these cause human themselves in dangerous, in this poem the wrong sides of human's are directly shown, great poem (Report) Reply

  • Emanuel Johnson (5/28/2018 12:25:00 AM)


    So greatly written through imageries, allegories, and satire and these are used fabulously in your poem and its aims are obviously outstanding in class that focuses world's ill powers handlers evil intention, as allegory it is also a wonderful poem of animals, loved (Report) Reply

  • (5/24/2018 3:09:00 AM)


    Great poem.it is a very nice poem..keep it up (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2018 7:11:00 PM)


    Search for my poems and read. Thanks for your readings. Love you all. (Report) Reply

  • Britte Ninad (5/15/2018 6:14:00 AM)


    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;


    wow great description...great+10
    (Report) Reply

  • Helen Ena (5/2/2018 8:06:00 AM)


    a great Imagery, Allegory And Satire written on humans ill and evil activities, the poem artfully shows humans dangerous activities
    love this great poem
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2018 3:59:00 AM)


    Wow! a outstanding one tells humans' grave crimes happening in the world, thanks for such a great poem (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (4/22/2018 5:38:00 PM)


    this is going into May's showcase today. all the poem texts should be there, ready to read soon...........as long as readers are willing to scroll down! bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Offeliya Seema (4/1/2018 5:31:00 AM)


    It is a great penned Imagery, Allegory And Satire poem, have ever written in English titerature, I think this great poem is a time concerned valuable one, love it so much as it shows crimes, corruptions, ill powers in mankind destruy soceity, country, nations, civilizations, ....... (Report) Reply

  • Naima Ali (3/29/2018 2:17:00 PM)


    By the help of your note I came to know the facts of the poem, it is unduobtedly wolrd class poem and for being an allegory it has serfac and inner meaning, I notice that in serface it is an animal poem but in inner it is a poem of all corruptions happening in the world, yet I'll need more time to uhdersyand it. I have listed it I'll read it later, thanks for this great poem, I vote 10 (Report) Reply

  • Fiadh Fida (3/28/2018 4:29:00 PM)


    A febulous poem of Imagery, Allegory And Satire, it is a great study and experience in my life, so, i thank the poet lots (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (3/27/2018 4:26:00 PM)


    i shall now vote! (i rarely DO, except with my words) . a rating of 10 seems appropriate. i reserve 10+ for my poems. :)))))))

    bri ;)
    (Report) Reply

    Fiadh Fida (3/28/2018 6:29:00 AM)

    I have read all the comments you have put here, found very interesting and full of strong criticism, I have read this poem more than hundred times every time I have respected it for its being worthy of a great allegory and satire of this time

    Fiadh Fida (3/28/2018 4:56:00 AM)

    For a great poem you have done something great, poet. It is running allegory and satire in the earth

  • Bri Edwards (3/25/2018 11:46:00 PM)


    it's really only 9: 45 p.m. now, here in California. :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (3/25/2018 11:46:00 PM)


    (continued) ...WOULD YOU CARE TO NAME SOME personal empires and states which you have in (your) mind? ? ? ?
    this is a FANTASTIC POEM; someday i may use it in a showcase. Thanks for sharing. goodnight! bri :) [END]

    p.s. i did do other things this evening: eat, drink, pee!
    (Report) Reply

    Muzahidul Reza (3/26/2018 9:01:00 AM)

    Thank you for your questions, ....
    I want to clear answering from one recent happening
    Look at Myanmar
    where the people of Myanmar are like jaguars, lions, tigers, bears, wolfs, hyenas, and......
    and the Rohingyas are innocent deer,

    Please, don't take me other way
    I am writing on happening worldwide

  • Bri Edwards (3/25/2018 11:45:00 PM)


    (continued) ...i always appreciate reading Notes. some of my suggestions in other parts of my comment apply here as well, since you've repeated many of the words/phrases. i always like to capitalize earth to Earth when referring to our home planet! i know others who typically don't. i'd only use earth to refer to dirt/soil. (to be continued) . (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (3/25/2018 11:32:00 PM)


    (continued) ..i 'like' the Topics. but there may be a difference of opinion (there often is i'd say, even in a partnership of just two people!) regarding what is right and what is wrong! that certainly can lead to wars, riots, civil disobedience, arguments, etc.. re your Poet's Notes: i'm not convinced that you have used satire, but LOTS of fine imagery, and perhaps (i think) allegory. remember: i'm not an expert. ha ha. (to cont.) .. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (3/25/2018 11:24:00 PM)


    (continued) ..STANZA 5: I'd write instantly silent. having got all easy victory..try: having gotten an easy victory or.... gotten all easy victories. line 5: perhaps...they found trouble enjoying the whole empire alone; i'm not sure what you want to say in this line. ;) the state (a fine name for it) may be both ruleless AND ruthless! (continued) .. (Report) Reply

    Muzahidul Reza (3/26/2018 9:24:00 AM)

    Thanks, dear poet for questioning
    Related to these questions I'll only give one example from history:
    If you please, know the history of Indian Sub Continent especially from half of the 18th century
    you can also know from browsing internet

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 3, 2018


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