Showing posts from November, 2005

Feast - a Poem


By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel)
November 12, 2005

Sea of glowing beads
round and plump
rising over twilight plateau
where growling bear
twitches its sunken eyes and hairy paws
seeing a skirring pheasant
trailing a fleeing rabbit

Such the nature of violence
in dead leaves of ancient trees
where battles raging on
between opposing groups of ants and fleas

In the troposphere
the rumbling wind
hot and cold in grumbling confusion
flipping up, twisting down
debris, molecules enlivened
tearing apart superheated turbulence
pockets of air bursting out
in frenzied gist

Down there where bear roams
and lion brawls with shrieking hyenas
pitch dark crows circle above
a big feast

France - Explosion in the Suburbs

France - Explosion in the Suburbs Cars are burning in Paris, suburbs and many other places in France are in chaos. Riots raging, the boiling point of anger have reached for many disheartened youths, mostly the second generation young immigrants from France's colonial past, who had had enough of their being discriminated, subjected to bold faced lies, distortions and many other shrewed political maneuvering made to keep them under perpetual poverty and distress, couldn't take insults any longer. Burning cars, destructions of properties, harming innocent people can no way to be supported, however steadfast and fare their urging may seem, but the inept French politicians like Sarkozy whose naked desires to capture the political right by using derogatory terms describing the French immigrant societies is one of the factors out of many for that the current situation has reached so much in its violent zenith.

A prominent anti-racist French activist describes it quite succinctl…