poet Muzahidul Reza

Muzahidul Reza

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The Railway (Verse)

Modern Verse For The Railway
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Vertically they have gone to see the horizon
dividing into two parallel paths of iron and stone
nor to return or to encounter
sometimes, only crease cross
to pass trains and trams with passengers and goods
ever absurd they are;

On both the sides
modern civilization exists
mills, factories, industries, markets and localities are
in high rising skyscrapers, fashionable, colorful buildings
lines after lines vertically, horizontally
and underwardly growers they are;

Here and there wide and long hollow down bridges
over ponds, lakes, channels, rivers even seas
where ply boats, launches all the times,
sometimes, go through long tunnel,
again through hills, desert and channel
challenging explorers they are;

I have walked for long and long, faced long quarry
only iron and stone all through the journey
no pearls, diamond or ivory,
i have heard fierce, painful crying
but seen no tiger or lion roaring
absurd history makers they are;

I have seen cutting, burning, clearing forests
filling lakes, dishes, rivers,
leveling hills, killing wilds
for paving the paths of iron and stone,
for ever growing silver civilization
innumerable stations setters they are.

© Muzahidul Reza | 3 October, 2016

Topic(s) of this poem: railway, railways

Poem Submitted: Monday, October 3, 2016
Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Form: Verse


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Comments about The Railway (Verse) by Muzahidul Reza

  • Tyrhn (10/6/2020 7:45:00 AM)

    WOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    Excellent writing arts, Excellent writing arts, Excellent writing arts, Excellent writing arts, Excellent writing arts, Excellent writing arts, Excellent writing arts, Excellent writing arts, Excellent writing arts, Excellent writing arts, Excellent writing arts, Excellent writing arts,
    loved

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  • Hopes (4/5/2019 1:43:00 AM)

    Railway is as helpful as harmful
    greatly shown in the poem has made the poem milestone

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  • Helen EnaHelen Ena (9/12/2018 3:50:00 AM)

    Outstanding one, thank you poet for this great poem

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

    Again modern horrible and terrible pictures are depicted by these lines, .........

    I have walked for long and long, faced long quarry
    only iron and stone all through the journey
    no pearls, diamond or ivory,
    i have heard fierce, painful crying
    but seen no tiger or lion roaring

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  • Christina MariaChristina Maria (8/21/2018 3:19:00 PM)

    This poem is a strong criticism of the modern world, ..

    I have seen cutting, burning, clearing forests
    filling lakes, dishes, rivers,
    leveling hills, killing wilds
    for paving the paths of iron and stone,
    for ever growing silver civilization

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  • Luke HobbsLuke Hobbs (8/20/2018 4:53:00 PM)

    Excellent commentary on the modern jungle. I especially liked the alliteration and parallels in the following two lines:
    for paving the paths of iron and stone,
    for ever growing silver civilization

    Well don, sir.

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  • Sem RalfhSem Ralfh (2/9/2018 2:33:00 PM)

    A great modern verse, let me quote from your poem, .......
    I have walked for long and long, faced long quarry
    only iron and stone all through the journey
    no pearls, diamond or ivory,
    i have heard fierce, painful crying
    but seen no tiger or lion roaring
    absurd history makers they are;

    So outstanding and appropriate of being great modern verse, thanks dear poet

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (1/25/2018 6:32:00 AM)

    It’s a great poem! Wonderful poetic expression carrying substantial details behind “The Railway”: “I have seen cutting, burning, clearing forests filling lakes, dishes, rivers, leveling hills, killing wilds”….Then, “…modern civilization exists mills, factories, industries”. In final stanza you have expressed your deep concern: “I have seen cutting, burning, clearing forests/filling lakes, dishes, rivers..” Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for sharing

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  • Farnes PiniFarnes Pini (1/22/2018 11:40:00 AM)

    Great verse on railway, a great modern great poem, thank you poet

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  • Acial Jr (11/16/2017 11:29:00 PM)

    Wow! it is a great modern verse for railway which has doth sides of merits and demerits, outstanding, thanks

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  • Nolken JIll (11/15/2017 11:25:00 AM)

    This poem is an epic in style, wonderfully penned

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  • Afin Son (10/21/2017 2:45:00 AM)

    I have walked for long and long, faced long quarry
    only iron and stone all through the journey
    no pearls, diamond or ivory,
    i have heard fierce, painful crying
    but seen no tiger or lion roaring
    absurd history makers they are; this is the touching verse, great done dear poet

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  • Afin Son (10/21/2017 2:43:00 AM)

    Rail way normally we see. But how it is. It's history here greatly described in this poem, great done, poet, congrats. I love this poem very much, thanks,10

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  • Emanuel JohnsonEmanuel Johnson (10/6/2017 12:25:00 AM)

    The Railway a great modern verse and a wonderful poem 10

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  • Farnes PiniFarnes Pini (8/24/2017 9:03:00 AM)

    The Railway a great modern poem, thanks for share, + 10 is my vote

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    Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza(8/29/2017 12:28:00 PM)

    It is a great imagery poem, thanks for reading, commenting, voting and praising, ...............

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  • Al Jev (8/14/2017 4:08:00 AM)

    This poem is an extraordinary modern verse describe modernity well,10

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    Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza(8/29/2017 12:29:00 PM)

    It is a great imagery poem, thanks for reading, commenting, voting and praising, .......

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  • James Lam (8/4/2017 2:30:00 PM)

    I have walked for long and long, faced long quarry
    only iron and stone all through the journey
    no pearls, diamond or ivory,
    i have heard fierce, painful crying
    but seen no tiger or lion roaring
    absurd history makers they are; it is great write. Your every poem I see successful one 10

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    Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza(8/29/2017 12:29:00 PM)

    It is a great imagery poem, thanks for reading, commenting, voting and praising, ........., , ,

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  • Ena EnaEna Ena (8/3/2017 11:12:00 PM)

    A successful modern verse on the phases of modernity fully with a great nostalgic part. Dear poet, you have shared here a great poem like The Railway. The more I read this poem the more my interests increase, thanks

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    Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza(8/4/2017 4:46:00 AM)

    Great comments and praising, excellent, thanks a lot

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  • Ena EnaEna Ena (8/3/2017 11:02:00 PM)

    It is an excellent poem shows how railways are being establishing, great

    Vertically they have gone to see the horizon
    dividing into two parallel paths of iron and stone
    nor to return or to encounter
    sometimes, only crease cross
    to pass trains and trams with passengers and goods
    ever absurd they are;

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    Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza(8/29/2017 12:29:00 PM)

    It is a great imagery poem, thanks for reading, commenting, voting and praising,

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  • Ena EnaEna Ena (8/3/2017 10:59:00 PM)

    Communications have been developed but morality has been damned

    Here and there wide and long hollow down bridges
    over ponds, lakes, channels, rivers even seas
    where ply boats, launches all the times,
    sometimes through long tunnel
    goes through hills, desert and channel
    challenging explorers they are;

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    Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza(8/29/2017 12:30:00 PM)

    It is a great imagery poem, thanks for reading, commenting, voting and praising, ........./

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