Shafiqul Islam

Shafiqul Islam Poems

1. About A Bird: 8/13/2008
2. An Indestructible Tree. 8/13/2008
3. United Nations 8/13/2008
4. Unbearable 8/13/2008
5. Palestine In My Heart 8/21/2008
6. O Cool Breeze Blowing From The Jordon River 8/21/2008
7. Victory Will Be Surely Theirs 8/21/2008
8. Sharon, The Man Of Peace 8/21/2008
9. No Mirage 8/21/2008
10. On Our Times And Our Country 2/27/2009
11. I Am Suffering From Insomnia 8/13/2008
Best Poem of Shafiqul Islam

I Am Suffering From Insomnia

I am suffering from insomnia

I spend sleepless nights.
The cry of a newborn baby,
abandoned in Ramna Park,
renders Sukantu’s declaration a lie.

Sitting on the sidewalk, under the shade of a banyan tree,
near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
who is she, begging with pale sad eyes?
A tired hungry child cries,
his hands clutching her shoulders.

As I look at her why does the face
of an Afghan boy, his face torn
by cluster bomb, rise before my eyes?

Why do I see the faces of young people,

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