Treasure Island

Taslima Nasrin

(25 August 1962 - / Mymensingh / Bangladesh)

Aggression


Human nature is such
That if you sit, they'll say, 'No, don't sit.'
If you stand, 'What's the matter? Walk!
And if you walk, 'Shame on you, sit down.!

If you so much as lie down, they'll order, 'Get up.'
If you don't lie down, no respite, ' Lie down.'

I'm wasting my days getting up and sitting down.
If I'm dying right now, they speak up, 'Live.'
If they see me living, who knows when
they'll say, 'Shame on you. Die!'

In fear, I secretly go on living.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Aggression by Taslima Nasrin )

Enter the verification code :

  • Prateep Sengupta (4/25/2012 9:35:00 AM)

    Your living is your fighting against the odds and your words are the weapons that make the aggressor bleed; so they are always desperate to dominate. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

New Poems

  1. Your Guardian Angel, Joseph T. Renaldi
  2. Green Iris, Foster Teegarden
  3. open the jar, you'll see i'm laughing, Mandolyn ...
  4. My Affair, Mark Webster
  5. The Indefinable, Sandra Feldman
  6. Nothing But A Sweet Sensation, Ronell Warren Alman
  7. Night Walkers, Olufayo Ezekiel
  8. Sonnet: Life Looks Strange, Dr John Celes
  9. The Real Me, Margaret Alice Second
  10. kiss me hardy, george albot

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]