Muzahidul Reza

Gold Star - 197,983 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 (10/16/2018 12:48:00 PM)


    This is a world famous Imagery, Allegory And Satire, it so greatly. composed,10 (Report) Reply

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  • The Poet Poet (10/10/2018 9:51:00 PM)


    contd I only want to help you a great poet of future humanity.. lovely versification have thee- - keep it up will ye your talent is exceptional do read two of my poems moms smiles and mothers day today like you may (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (10/10/2018 9:50:00 PM)


    It is so great to know you have two poems the best within first 500
    You must thank SEM Rallfh for all his lovely points and repeated comments else others will feel jealous you are a competent poet not 1/00 read me though on another site 900-1000 read me daily..
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  • Sem Ralfh (10/7/2018 11:16:00 PM)


    Evil thoughts in humans' how degrade them is clearly depicted in this great imagery poem The Animal State (Imagery, Allegory And Satire) by Muzahidul Reza (Report) Reply

  • (9/29/2018 11:56:00 PM)


    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, ...... it rather describes human made plights, great poem
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  • (9/29/2018 11:51:00 PM)


    The Animal State (Imagery, Allegory And Satire) , as an imagery poem it is full of imageries, and as an allegory poem it is extraordinarily written and as a satire poem it is highly a unique one, thanks for this great poem (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2018 2:19:00 PM)


    It is a great poem of high imagery and on great meaning (Report) Reply

  • Fiadh Fida (9/15/2018 10:08:00 PM)


    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 rules with ‘Might is right' were
    Established in rules and regulations less animal state. ...... final point of allegory and satire are shown in stanza
    (Report) Reply

  • Helen Ena (9/12/2018 3:16:00 AM)


    It is full of imageries. It is at a time an allegory and satire poem. Yes, I have read it and come to know. It is a fabulous poem, a valuable piece of poetry (Report) Reply

  • (9/11/2018 8:23:00 AM)


    This is a nice poem. It is so long though! The imagery is excellent! Like Chang Ee said, These kids of poems are actually for social reforming, but where are reformers? I literally asked the same thing in my head! But he said it first, of course. (Report) Reply

  • Fiadh Fida (9/9/2018 9:13:00 AM)


    The Animal State
    it is true that The Animal State is spreading worldwide and frightening its innocent inhabitants, a great imagery poem,10
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  • Fiadh Fida (9/5/2018 7:14:00 AM)


    The Animal State is an imagery of time shows crimes and corruptions of time, great piece,10 (Report) Reply

  • Chang Ee (8/28/2018 12:21:00 PM)


    These kinds of poems are for social reforming, but where are reformers? This question always confined in paper, poet it is your outstanding achievment, thanks a lot,10 (Report) Reply

  • Sem Ralfh (8/27/2018 1:21:00 AM)


    Animal State Has been this earth for humans' wrong committing, and they are advancing in it instead coming out (Report) Reply

  • Shabnta Shah (8/25/2018 2:34:00 PM)


    Weapons, wars, violence finish country, society, world
    Give up these all mankind, .... .. BY SHABANTA SHAH
    (Report) Reply

  • Rubana Sen (8/24/2018 3:40:00 PM)


    Through Imagery, Allegory And Satire you have unmasked humans' especially the leaders who commit crimes, greeds, hatreds, envy, corruptions, destroying, killing and all other ruinous activities, outstanding one (Report) Reply

  • Sem Ralfh (8/22/2018 12:53:00 PM)


    Finally, all the rules with ‘Might is right' were
    Established in rules and regulations less animal state. these 2 lines are key lines of this great poem, thanks a lot
    (Report) Reply

  • Sem Ralfh (8/22/2018 12:50:00 PM)


    A fabulous Imagery, Allegory And Satire Ever written, this great poem unmask the corrupted and ill leaders, thanks for sharing the poem, I'll list it in my favorite list,10 (Report) Reply

  • Christina Maria (8/21/2018 3:08:00 PM)


    It is a world class Imagery, Allegory And Satire says power holders greed for powers adopting crimes, corruptions, violence, wars, massacre, this poem is full of wisdom, thanks for this great poem,10 (Report) Reply

  • Niloy Nil (8/20/2018 4:12:00 PM)


    A great Imagery, Allegory And Satire POEM is a masterpiece one, poet, thank youfor this great poem, vote 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 3, 2018


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