Muzahidul Reza

Gold Star - 264,895 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

  • Harindhar Reddy (4/12/2020 5:17:00 AM)

    My god mind blowing satire with animals as symbols reminding me the famous 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell. Hats off!(Report)Reply

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  • Lweuj Wepti (3/12/2020 6:05:00 AM)

    A Great Imagery, Allegory And Satire as well, describes humans' inhumanity(Report)Reply

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  • Exasperation (2/23/2020 8:05:00 AM)

    Thank you so how does one repay someone.......by calling him a spineless wonder. Not far or rather exactly like Judas the turncoat!(Report)Reply

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  • Josef (1/5/2020 4:54:00 PM)

    Magnificent imagery, allegory poem. It shows human world's confusion today especially for some dull headed stupid leaders(Report)Reply

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  • Baker (9/25/2019 3:22:00 AM)

    Appropriate imageries throughout the poem express things and happening exactly,(Report)Reply

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    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; .....outstanding conceptualization. A brilliant poem with brilliant theme is amazingly shared as Imagery, Allegory and Satire.(Report)Reply

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  • Lweuj Wepti (7/2/2019 10:20:00 PM)

    The global reflects what you are, what you do. If you cry, it will cry; in case you are ill, it will likely be sick and in case you laugh, it will snicker, too...........(Report)Reply

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  • Fiadh FidaFiadh Fida (5/31/2019 9:26:00 AM)

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    A real allegory through excellent Imageries and satire make it successful masterpiece, kudus(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/6/2019 2:09:00 AM)

    The virtues sunk and the vices rose everywhere
    Envious state of barbarism, terrorism inflicted on them;
    // exactly captured the barbarism of current world where every human are busy to make themselves inhuman; great imagery, great poem, impressive(Report)Reply

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  • Hopes (4/5/2019 1:29:00 AM)

    In ferocious animals' state
    Humans have been dead,
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  • Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza (3/18/2019 3:44:00 PM)

    The state is full of ferocious animals
    Chasing all the gentle, .....(Report)Reply

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    Om my gosh this is more than exciting
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    With rythem and danger are these animals
    Although im not afraid of jungle lions
    But tigers jaguars birds are frightening. Nice poem reminds me of one of my poems the distruction of mankind coming(Report)Reply

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  • Poet of poets (1/14/2019 8:09:00 AM)

    Yes, they are human animals
    So, there are so many problems,
    They are mentally diseased
    And physically like ultimate beasts, ..... an exact satire poem(Report)Reply

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    Great imagery, allegory and satire, fabulous one, opens humana' hypocrisy(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 3, 2018


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