kafil uddin raihan.

Who Am I?

Inhaling smoky lead,
Carbonated old lung,
Alcohol burnt liver,
Rotten kidneys cry,
Faded blood in vessels,
My heart is poisoned,
I am dying like a cigar,
Ashes in my breaths,
This me is not me,
This is someone else,
I was evergreen,
But this one is gray,
Who am I?
A civilized new generation,
Or a pile of decomposed flesh,
Contaminating myself,
Contaminating my world,
Contaminating my future,
Who am I?

Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, August 12, 2010

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  • Catrina Heart (9/15/2009 3:41:00 AM)

    sometimes its sad and a pity side that we dont know who we are and we are lost in this place..........Thanks for this poignant poem....10

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  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (9/6/2009 1:57:00 PM)

    gRRRRRRRReat my dear kafil! 'know thyself' was the motto of socrates! Your power bloomed!
    10+

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  • Sanzida Afrin (9/2/2009 1:25:00 PM)

    I have read this poem before getting your invitation, before being member, from the chart of latest submitted poems of this site's homepage.
    Nice one, I have to admit.

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  • Mubeen SadhikaMubeen Sadhika (9/2/2009 12:07:00 PM)

    Its a great thought. You've penned it marvelously. Good to read. deserves 10+

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  • Ejaz Khan (9/2/2009 10:34:00 AM)

    A nice write Kafil, keep this inquisitive mind in action, doing a great job!

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  • Carol Gall (9/2/2009 9:32:00 AM)

    great gives the reader a lot to think on

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  • Deborah CromerDeborah Cromer (9/2/2009 9:30:00 AM)

    Loud and clear. Detailed and harsh, right up front and to the point. Straight out and saying it like it is. Good points and reality! Great poem. DC

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  • Obinna Eruchie (9/1/2009 11:17:00 AM)

    Once a man who was happy and healthy due to non-smoking, is now depressed and unhealthy due to smoking can be likened to Earth once evergreen during ancient times with less technology, is now polluted during modern times with more technology. Very insightful.

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  • Philosophy of a DewyFlower (9/1/2009 9:44:00 AM)

    a good write! interesting thoughts send a wise significance
    it's important for each one to know who is he, to ask himself about himrself.

    this world is like a toxic pretty flower, her look is too beautiful but you should be careful when you smell! ! !

    10.

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  • ~ Jon London ~ (9/1/2009 7:06:00 AM)

    A fine reflection of inner self...filled with questions on life itself..that you place on the reader to reflect upon themselves....a great share piece Kafil...you write from the heart for sure 10

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  • Surya . (8/31/2009 8:27:00 PM)

    a citizen of the modern world.naked truth told in a poigant manner.voted10
    surya

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  • Frank Lambert (8/31/2009 4:06:00 PM)

    Hi Kafil,

    Good to see you're still writing and asking questions of yourself and others. This is a dark write, feels like you're going through a lot of self analysis.

    Cheers, Frank

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  • Beauty Philosophy (8/31/2009 12:06:00 PM)

    A thoughtful poem and a strong message. You are displaying the so- to -speak signs of civilization and modernity, whereas in reality they are signs of stupidity and unconsciousness...well-penned.10

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  • Joseph Poewhit (8/31/2009 11:57:00 AM)

    Paints a questioning picture to think about.

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