Poetry from Mahbub Alam

Middle aged South Asian man with reading glasses, short dark hair, and an orange and green and white collared shirt. He's standing in front of a lake with bushes and grass in the background.
Mahbub Alam

What Leans against the Grass

Yet the green sleeps in the grass
The sweetness in the eyes over the beauty of the flowers
The sweet melody in the tune of the birds’ song
Yet the current blows on the rivers sounds much to run
Love plays between nature’s every set up for each other to grow
Yet my heart stops, blear eyes scratch in moving 
In so hot weather without an umbrella
Umbrella, under which I can save myself 
From the scorching heat of the sun
But who can save the children, the women, 
After all the people of Palestine
From the hit of bombs, firing or hunger?
How can I proceed, energy fails to step on
Standing before the naked humanity of the world.

Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh,
29 March, 2024.

Md. Mahbubul Alam is from Bangladesh. His writer name is Mahbub John in Bangladesh. He is a Senior Teacher (English) of Harimohan Government High School, Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. Chapainawabganj is a district town of Bangladesh. He is an MA in English Literature from Rajshahi College under National University. He has published three books of poems in Bangla. He writes mainly poems but other branches of literature such as prose, article, essay etc. also have been published in national and local newspapers, magazines, little magazines. He has achieved three times Best Teacher Certificate and Crest in National Education Week in the District Wise Competition in Chapainawabganj District. He has gained many literary awards from home and abroad. His English writings have been published in Synchronized Chaos Magazine for seven years.

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