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Rest in Peace - Poem

Rest in Peace
By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel)
June 25, 2009

Neda, rest in peace.
Michael Jackson, rest in peace.
Farah Fawcett, rest in peace.
Ali Akbar Khan, rest in peace.
Ed Mcmahon, rest in peace.

Rest in peace
In tranquil unknown of hollow “seventh” sky
Or heaven
Where bullets or bombs do not strike the innocents
Moon like crescents
And sun of oblivion
Dangle in wrangling flare
In other dimensional singularity

Deaths do us apart
From world of nostalgia
And horror
Too specific
Too corroding
To sing or muse
For brick by brick laid out
And choreographed abuse
From hellish junta
And diffused freedom
Neatly branded
As grail holy

Holy moly!

“Beat It” like it is the end
“Beat It” like “Time to Pretend”
Rest in Peace
In wholesome, glorious abyss

Rock - a Poem

Rock
By Mahbubul Karim (Sohel)
June 21, 2009


As if the earth weren’t round
The ocean weren’t blue
As if the sky has changed
Into pale greyish hue

Tumbling once
Tumbling twice
Tumbling so many times
Like scurried mice

Walking into thunder
Splattered drops of rain
Deafening blast of silence
Brings in zodiac chain

As if the Mayan Calendar ends
In prophecy foretold
As if doomsayers’ 2012 doom
Secrecy too bold

Ticking clock
Freedom knock
Sea of protests in Persia
Guns and bullets,
Useless
For raging rock




"All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time"

What makes Obama different is his ability to speak truth, acknowledging history, but the urgency to moving forward:

"All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time. The question is whether we spend that time focused on what pushes us apart, or whether we commit ourselves to an effort – a sustained effort – to find common ground, to focus on the future we seek for our children, and to respect the dignity of all human beings..

It is easier to start wars than to end them. It is easier to blame others than to look inward.

The Holy Koran tells us, "O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another."

The Talmud tells us: "The whole of the Torah is for the purpose of promoting peace."

The Holy Bible tells us, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."

The people of the world can live together in peace. We know that is God's vision. Now, that must…