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
The Rainless Draught

Once we were filled with rivers and fishes
Our ancestors told us the story of rain and flood
The Bangalee lived on fish and rice
Now, the rivers seen like the migratory birds
In season or out of season 
Sometimes, draught happens enough to burn the world
Sometimes water and water are everywhere
Deluging the land in the open sky
Make people and animal homeless surrounding all
Nature in us and nature outside 
Responsibly goes to the conscience
Humanity sometimes played  like instruments
In the clasp of nature –
The severe inhumanity
Sometimes, it played as a trump card
Winning the race, a common play in the world
We suffer from the pain in body or heat stroke
Or float on the land submerged by overflowing water
What’s the bridge of relation?Where the gates are set to hinder the flow
And the door closed for suffocating in the waterless rivers
People pass the days in torture for high temperature
And the rainless atmosphere
Would you please expand your hand?
O Creator! 
We pray utmost to you
The mild temperature to go in the world you made for.

Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh, 25 April, 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, and 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.