Never have I been glad or sad
That there was such a thing as bad.
There had to be, I understood,
For there to have been any good.
It was by having been contrasted
That good and bad so long had lasted.
That's why discrimination reigns.
That's why we need a lot of brains
If only to discriminate
'Twixt what to love and what to hate.
Bangladesh - An Acrostic Verse
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B angladesh, a delta plain country on the Bay of Bengal is geographically,
A gro economically blessed where evergreen, spiffy landscape shines
N ature adorns it every season craftily, charmingly, helpfully and fruitfully;
G enerous the river washed fertile surface is its soft gold possession
L adens with multi crops; all walks, religious of life without discrimination;
Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman?
Me thinks much ink
has been spilt
over the poem;
by Maya Angelou.
Me thinks it is time
I stuck my oar in
had my say;
hopefully in a far
When dead night descends on earth,
It is for sure someone is picked from his berth,
To travel safely to heavenly abode and reside,
Seek permanent refuge with all worries to subside,
Night depict horror, terror in colour black,
No chance to recover and report back,
But when it largely looms over the big horizon,
Big dark forests may feel shame in Amazons,
A Dream Of Whitman Paraphrased, Recognized And Made More Vivid By Renoir
Twenty-eight naked young women bathed by the shore
Or near the bank of a woodland lake
Twenty-eight girls and all of them comely
Worthy of Mack Sennett's camera and Florenz Ziegfield's
They splashed and swam with the wondrous unconsciousness
Of their youth and beauty
In the full spontaneity and summer of the fieshes of
Death, Death And Death
I see the death everyday
Death in relations
Death in religion and faith
Death of man in man
Everyday, everywhere, every moment
Death, death and death.
I experience the death around me
Millions and billions of ceremonies
The smoke on maps of mankind
Why do you think you're better
If your culture is not the same?
Yes, maybe you seem different
But deep inside all are the same.
Why do they think they're better?
If one is black and one is white,
If one is man and one is woman.
They are the same, that is their right.
Thousands of words or applause,
Complete silence or mere a pause,
Will do nothing or serve the purpose,
When people not react and suppose,
Civilizations old mushroomed and perished,
Continents surfaced, remained for long and finished,
Races fought relentlessly and still survived,
Was it not cherished dream this is being still revived?
I don’t mind the human race.
I’ve got pretty used to them
In these past twenty-five years.
I don’t mind if they sit next
To me on streetcars, or eat
In the same restaurants, if
It’s not at the same table.
However, I don’t approve
Of a woman I respect
Dancing with one of them. I’ve
'Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu'
(Lét the whole world be happy)
One who keeps such wish in mind
One who keeps no discrimination
One who keeps in his mind love for all
One who feels pain for others sufferings
One who wishes others to overcome poverty
And concentrates his time, energy and resources
For manifesting the sublime wishes is great!
The Dream Lives On (Dedicated To The Kennedy Family)
The dream shall never die
Hope is eternal for dreamers.
My eyes are wet; you were such a great guy
You made mistakes, mishaps, errors
Acknowledged them your way
And defended with zeal the underprivileged.
Some undermined your knowledge
Until they realized that you did not play.
You always kept your promise
And fought for everyone’s civil rights.
Yes, Yes, We All Can…
(Dedicated to Our Brother President)
Yes, yes, We all can stop the violence,
Stop all non-sense,
Stop all negative vibrations,
And stop all ugly notions.
Yes, yes, we, all, can love each other,
Respect Mother Nature,
All wave, shade and color.
In my perfect world
The sky is a perfect blue
The grass is a soft green
And together are me and you
In my perfect world
The sun is a perfect heat
No global warming
It would be a treat
The Good Men
Good men never
They create and
Good men make
The planet green
By planting mountains
Of trees which
Peace Planet 6 - Understanding Of Humanity
In spite of advancement in science and technology,
The world has become a dangerous place to live in.
There is so much of anger and hatred.
Are we going back to the stone age?
Why the jealousy, rivalry and vengeance?
In spite of education and better living conditions
We act like savages out to pounce at each other.
We behave like dangerous reptiles!
The world generously accommodates all humans.
Society has quite forsaken all her wicked courses,
Which empties our police courts, and abolishes divorces.
(Divorce is nearly obsolete in England.)
No tolerance we show to undeserving rank and splendour;
For the higher his position is, the greater the offender.
(That's a maxim that is prevalent in England.)
No Peeress at our Drawing-Room before the Presence passes
Who wouldn't be accepted by the lower-middle classes;
Each shady dame, whatever be her rank, is bowed out neatly.
In short, this happy country has been Anglicised completely!
If I Can Change The World
If someday I sit on the top of this world,
Bring on changes with a single word,
Throw away hatred; spread only love,
Turn a vulture into a peaceful dove,
Make a beauty out of the beast,
That won’t be the last or the least,
I’ll delet discrimination,
Make rivalry people shaking hands,
Apologize for their shameful demands,
A Farewell To Tobacco
May the Babylonish curse
Straight confound my stammering verse,
If I can a passage see
In this word-perplexity,
Or a fit expression find,
Or a language to my mind,
(Still the phrase is wide or scant)
To take leave of thee, great plant!
Or in any terms relate
Half my love, or half my hate:
# A Nation Wakes Up In Joyous Disbelief
As history is made in the American elections
The world watches with disbelief and fascination.
Some one asked me, is it good for our nation?
Rejoice, people are overcoming racial discrimination.
This is not the time to ask such parochial questions,
It is about rising above caste, colour distinctions.
come on guys, why can’t you see it’s a giant leap of hope
And faith, so please join in the jubilation and don’t mope.
! If We See
notice nature suffers,
how pretty flowers wilt
in heat of midday sun,
how plants are broken
by the wind, how some
die from frosty cold.
still see natures beauty