shakil ahmed

Gold Star - 16,469 Points (31-01-1969 / Badarpur, Assam, India.)

The Bird Sings - Poem by shakil ahmed

The Bird Sings

People hear the bird sings
Sitting in a branch of a giant tree
With full throat ed melodious tone
And it looks happy and carefree
Quiet unknown of the fact that
The world is full with agony and pain,
The bird sings the songs of joy
But the songs seem fallacious and vain.

Screaming and groaning of sufferers
Abound everywhere in the soil
Men live here with utter disdain
In the midst of bullet and turmoil
Our long cherished hopes and desires
Shatter like pieces of transparent glass
Tension and frustration swallow us
We can’t live happily with our lass.

Death terrorizes us every moment
With its ugly gaping mouth
Fleeting time moves hurriedly
And silently retards our growth.
We eagerly pine for happiness
But that doesn’t come in our way
We swot hard day and night
To make life happy and gay.
We grow jealous when bird sings
In a melodious tone
And in lovely sunny day
We sit here and moan.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about The Bird Sings by shakil ahmed

  • Ramesh T A (12/8/2017 10:38:00 PM)


    Yes, indeed only birds live a free life and is why they sing joyfully to live a nice life! Men have to learn how to divert their attention from all ills they have to suffer through out their life! Nice to read your poem! All the best! (Report) Reply

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  • Dev Anand (10/7/2017 8:49:00 AM)


    We eagerly pine for happiness
    But that doesn’t come in our way
    We swot hard day and night
    To make life happy and gay.
    We grow jealous when bird sings
    In a melodious tone


    happiness is a great gift of God....... only when we relate ourselves to God , happines comes into our soul..... thank you dear poet. for this great poem. dev
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  • Rebecca Navarre (8/28/2017 12:07:00 AM)


    A Beautiful Sad Touching Poem Of Deep Heart! ! ! ! !
    Thank You For Sharing This! ! ! ! ! Ever So Many 10S! ! ! ! ! +++++
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  • Gordon Nosworthy (11/19/2016 9:32:00 AM)

    the bird sings
    Death terrorizes us every moment: have your read Denial of Death by Ernest Becker? (Report) Reply

  • Nosheen Irfan (5/31/2016 3:53:00 AM)


    Wowww...so beautiful. Your words come straight from the heart n touch the reader deeply. Great work. Songs of birds n the sorrows of man are juxtaposed so well. (Report) Reply

  • Madhabi Banerjee (5/25/2016 12:52:00 PM)


    simple but beautiful. thanks for sharinf (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2016 7:36:00 PM)


    This is a great poem with strong metaphors. Keep writing, with passion. (Report) Reply

  • Umar Hashmi (12/1/2015 11:03:00 PM)


    I listen to the sweet songs of the birds. A nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/29/2015 6:38:00 AM)


    We sit here and moan; because of the wickedness around. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Case (11/23/2015 12:53:00 PM)


    great poem......oh to be the bird blistfully unaware of the brutality in the world. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/20/2015 12:56:00 AM)


    Quiet unknown of the fact that
    The world is full with agony and pain,
    We grow jealous when bird sings
    In a melodious tone
    And in lovely sunny day
    We sit here and moan.

    Contrasts of the lovely bird song
    And the hard realities of life that we face everyday.
    Very well written conveying the pain and sufferings. Thank you dear Poet. tony
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  • C. P. Sharma (11/18/2015 10:28:00 AM)


    You have set in the contrast beautifully. I reminds me of Shelley's 'Ode to Skylark'.
    Teach me half the gladness
    That your heart must know
    Such harmonious madness
    From my lips would flow
    The world would listen me then, as I am listening now
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  • Marilyn Lott (11/15/2015 5:50:00 PM)


    How lucky that the bird can sing in harmony with his world. Oblivious to the evil and anger in the human world. If only we could all be as happy as the birds. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (11/15/2015 10:30:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem. Life often seems so unfriendly and difficult but if we take time to listen to the birds and take a look at the skies, life is beautiful. Not easy but beautiful... (Report) Reply

  • Jesus James Llorico (11/15/2015 6:40:00 AM)


    Lovely, well written poetry
    Truly when birds sings
    a real melody...10
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  • Dorothy- A. Holmes (11/15/2015 6:12:00 AM)


    Birds sing...another gift to soften man's heart at the wonder of creation!
    Dorothy
    A Poet Who Loves To Sing
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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (11/14/2015 1:16:00 PM)


    Fleeting time moves hurriedly
    And silently retards our growth.............. matured look. Thanks for your conscious-level-writing.
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  • Babatunde Aremu (11/14/2015 12:41:00 PM)


    Great write. The birds sing because they are determined to make their abode peaceful but man......... (Report) Reply

  • (11/12/2015 11:29:00 PM)


    Last three lines.. So nice finishing! Love the poem.. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (11/12/2015 11:16:00 AM)


    The bird sings innocently ignorant of the fact the people who live in this world are terrorized each moment
    and live in agony and pain. A comparison most effectively and beautifully brought out in this bird poem.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 8, 2015



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