Wings of Poison

Wings of Poison

Only death can save me from this madness
and the horror of this horrendous fall
but until then I must hurry, my friend,
for can’t you hear too, how sweet poison calls!

I must forget my yesterdays to live
with the last shreds of sanity that hang
by a fragile thread from my fading mind,
too thin to survive memory’s cruel fangs!

Neither can I have any dreams for tomorrow,
for I have had too many broken already
and even one more would now be enough to throw
my screaming mind past the borders of sanity!

But then, sweet poison has promised to give me back my wings,
so I may become a wanderer with no attached strings!

একটি বিচ্ছেদ ও রাজনীতি

যে বেশী জড়ায়
সরে যাবার সময়
সবচেয়ে দুরে যায় সে।

সোনা রঙ সকালের
প্রথম আলোয়
যে ফুলের মধু মাখা ঘ্রান
বাতাসে ছড়ায়,
বেলা ফুরিয়ে গেলে
আস্তাকুড়ের খোঁজে
খোলা জানালায়
পড়ে থাকে সে;
কোন কোন মানুষের মত
অনেক আপন থেকে
অনেক দুরের।

গোধূলীর ছায়া ঘেরা
বিকেলে যে নদীর
বুকে প্লাবন জাগে,
মমতার সন্ধ্যায়
হিংস্র বেড়াল চোখে
ঢেউগুলো হারাবার পর
যতদুর দৃষ্টি যায়
শুধু ধু ধু বালুচর
তার ভুলে যাওয়া ভরাট বাকেঁ;
কোন কোন অতীতের মত
আজীবন চোখের তারায়।

যে বেশী জড়ায়
সরে যাবার সময়
সবচেয়ে দুরে যায় সে।

Human Life

Human Life

But when your urge to propagate is no more strong,
what would you make of life that still remains,
with no idea of how much time you have?

The cruel world of matters shall ever be unfazed,
it has no time for the woes and delights  
of sperms set to be mounds of earth one day.  

Or perhaps human life is not that different
from the life the birds and beasts seem to have,
though we find a grandeur, in vanity!

Do not whine, you cannot die from a broken heart!

An Unsent Proposal

An Unsent Proposal

Wish I could shout her name aloud
and pledge my love, my eyes on hers,
not in a mellow, dusky light
but in the glowing brightness of the noon!

And let there be no spot of doubt
either, not a single inch of me
left in the dark shades of grey,
for I have never tasted love so intense!

Wish I could take her hand in mine,
throwing away, with due disgusts,
all these masks we have, to conform
to all those hollow orders of the world,
and pledge my love, not in a mellow dusk
but in the glowing brightness of the noon!

Nevertheless, I know, all these wishes
can only be my dreams, never meant to be true!

For A Lady in Red

For A Lady in Red
For A Lady in Red

Human, if you have ever been to the eye of a storm,
then you would know the calm that lingers in my heart and soul,
whenever my weary eyes, thunderstruck, rest on her face,
sweet, charming and heavenly with an overwhelming grace!

If you have ever surfed the waves of a Tsunami,
then you would know the strength of feelings that rage inside me,
whenever my fertile mind is lost in her dreams and thoughts,
trying to wage a war against the worthless ways of the world!

My friend, do not sigh in fruitless wondering, you cannot
comprehend what my heart wants to say through these silent screams
and brittle words that say, in her average looks I have found
the eyes that I was looking for since my humble life began,
unless you too can look at her with the love in my eyes
and see how, despite herself being dark, she turns my world bright!

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