Sayeed Abubakar

Gold Star - 16,912 Points (21 September 1972 / Jessore / Bangladesh)

The Savior - Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

Look, how the hungry Fire gapes at us
like a python, like a ravenous whale
and like the Bermuda Triangle!
How terribly the maddened Firedevours bricks and stones,
and drinks the plies of snowlike tasty wine!
Like a demon, the Fire eatscrunching the bones of Cain, eats the skeleton of Lahab and like the palm's kernel, eatsuprooting the blue eyes of Genghis Khan.

Hi, where are you goinglike a bewildered horse?
O Horse, where are you goingraising your obstinate tail, o Bull?
Breaking down the wall of sight, look, how horribly the hungry Fire gapes at us! Such a fire it is which devours piercing not only our visible body but also the deer of our invisible soul,eats up, like a rat, the invisible coconutof our heart bit by bit.

There is no Jesus more who will absorball the sins into his cross;
There is no Gautama more who will playday and night the flute of wisdom
sitting under the shade of the Bodhi Tree;
There is no Krishna more who will pour down the cloud of love into Radha's thirsty eyes;
There is no Mohammad more who will rushto save you from the clutch of hungry Fire.

O Man, O Horse, O Bull,
Remember, there is no prophet more;
Remember, except a love-lorn poet, there is no savior more.

*Lahab was Prophet Mohammad's (sm) sore enemy.

Topic(s) of this poem: humanity

Form: Blank Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Love for the mankind.

Comments about The Savior by Sayeed Abubakar

  • Hazel Durham (12/11/2012 5:13:00 PM)


    The raging fire devours nature and everything that gets in it's way, destroys the soul and a loving heart, the saviour is gone. Brilliant imagery and powerful ending! ! (Report) Reply

    Sayeed Abubakar (11/26/2015 9:32:00 AM)

    Many many thanks to you, dear Hazel for your excellent comment.

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  • Captain Cur (6/19/2012 9:54:00 PM)


    I like your style and flow.
    Strong statement at the end.
    Very good write.
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    Sayeed Abubakar (2/29/2016 8:48:00 AM)

    Thanks, dear Captain Cur. Nice comment.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, February 9, 2018


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