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A few slices of Bangladesh

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A few slices of Bangladesh

A little brown river, 
Naked children splashing in its muddy waters,
Their mirth and laughter of raucous delight,
Untroubled by foresight.

A tiny hut made of mud,
Parching in the dazzles of the ruthless sun,
The bent figure of a farmer as he nurtures
The field of paddy that his simple heart treasures. 

A bustling bazaar,
With its overwhelming array of sights and smells,
A man with a cart full of ripe plump litchis, a rickshaw puller,
Whiling away the time, adding to the cacophony as they bicker.

As the sun sets over the distant ragged hills and lush overgrowth,
I ponder on what I have retained
From the journey across the plains of my mother land,
Bangladesh, where happiness and poverty, go hand in hand.

Copyright © Sayeeka Farnaz

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  1. Date: 9/30/2009 6:51:00 PM
    Sayeeka, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:22:00 PM
    Dropping by to add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 10:23:00 AM
    Congrats!! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 10:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/28/2009 4:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured

  1. Date: 6/25/2009 10:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week. May you have many more Sayeeka. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/25/2009 9:42:00 AM
    You paint quite a picture. Congrats on the featured write. Vince

  1. Date: 6/21/2009 6:22:00 PM
    Thank you for giving us a glimpse of another part of the world. Your last line says so much about life. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 7:21:00 AM
    great poem!

  1. Date: 5/31/2009 3:23:00 AM
    happiness and poverty goes hand in hand--so true,the most poor are the most rich in their hearts--beautiful--charma

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 3:47:00 PM
    You have painted it so beautifully here Sayeeka, it such a shame that your country has severe floods in the rainy season. It would be great to eradicate them for a while to get walls built to protect your lands, James