Ameen

Ameen

Aug 26

You don’t need to be an Einstein To feel the Kashmir or Palestine   Let’s be human again Let’s work hand in hand Let’s give up all the grudges Let’s take one stand.   We will break brick walls Take down the barbed wire We won’t take any rest We promise, God swear.   Mighty God give us power Let us make a river Nile That’ll clean human hearts Wash away filthy vile.   Let...

Collective Unconsciousness

Collective Unconsciousness

Aug 10

Even Google declines to navigate us Even GPS refuses to find a dot of us On the slate that was preserved since the beginning. We keep mum either in collaboration or indifference or fear. Our cheap everyday life has made everyday incidents commonplace We don’t bleed anymore, just sweat if the AC doesn’t work. We wear insidious casual dress Nothing gets inside. Everything gets cliché. We feel...

If seasons hadn’t change!

If seasons hadn’t change!

Jul 26

If seasons hadn’t change What would change then? The sun, moon, sky The fierce flowing mane?   If seasons hadn’t change What would nature care? Blossoms, corns, thunder, Or the polar bear?   If seasons hadn’t change What would summer do? Would fall find a path In the highest blue?   If seasons hadn’t change Would winter feel the cold? Would spring lose blossoms In the cruelest...

Fried Humanity

Fried Humanity

Jun 30

      When I was swallowing KFC or McDonald’s With Pepsi or coke The kid in Darfur or Homes Aleppo or Gaza Was scavenging in the dirt for a piece of bread. When I was crushing juicy savory chicken between my well brushed teeth with smoothening soft drinks My humanity was smothering the eyes of the have nots that were standing curiously outside the thick transparent glass...

Point to be noted!

Point to be noted!

May 26

  Some of us are super excited seeing a video clip, which has to some extent gone viral especially among the Muslim community.  It was a piece collected from Mr. Modi’s – the Indian Prime Minister- speech that he gave on March 17, 2016 in Global Forum For Peace, Tolerance And Unconditional Love in New Delhi. I found it quite interesting. He was talking about the literal meaning of ‘Islam’...

Never Match

Never Match

May 23

They want bullets, bombs, battles We want bread, butter, beans. They want wrath, weapon, war We want warmth,  wage, work.   Our wishes never match!     23 May 2016 Greiger, KSA...

I am just a name!

I am just a name!

May 14

  Today I am dead! In the afternoon I will be buried in a five feet, three feet earthen casket. Three handful of sigh will be poured over my grave. Tomorrow I am going to get five inch, three inch coverage in the local newspaper. A mouthful obituary with well-chosen modifiers! On the third day I am just a name! Then what all this fuss about? Md. Shahrear Talukder 10 May 2016 Greiger, Abha,...

All Poets are Refugees!

All Poets are Refugees!

Apr 22

Is there anything called stable or static or steady or rooted poet? A poet is a poet. Then why do we call ‘refugee poet’?  Why not Syrian, Iraqi, Afghani or Palestinian poet?  If we want to say ‘refugee poet’ then a poet is always a refugee in his imagination. He travels through visual to tactile; from tactile to auditory; auditory to gustatory; gustatory to olfactory; kinesthetic to organic;...