Sayeed Abubakar

(21 September 1972 / Jessore / Bangladesh)

A Stony Hero


Here death, killing, violence, hunger
round the clock play the doom's game;
Snatching, hijacking, injustice, inconvenience
grow the grass of sorrow in the field of life.

Here life is like the Padma@ on whose banks
stands the sandy sad shoal vast, stretched and lonely;
Still life does not bow down to sorrow
but stands erect like the rocks.

Here drought, flood, tidal surge
come like giants in greed of life
and then inflicts raids and riots
on life like Azrael*.

Yet what a stony hero this country is- that does not
get cracked into parts in drought of sorrow!



@the biggest river of Bangladesh, now dead
* the angel of death

Submitted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Edited: Sunday, May 13, 2012

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  • Selim Reza (1/14/2013 5:19:00 AM)

    The poet is really thoughtful about the terrible sights existed in bangladesh.he mainly introduces all of the matters.he has huge patriotism indeed.by this poem he trully wants to makes the readers to be careful of his own nation. (Report) Reply

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