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The Tiger of Bangladesh

Between the Indian plains and the hills of Burma. Protected by the affection of its three guardians, The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. From there - this story began. On a grassland full of hopes and dreams. Right at the edges of Brahmaputra river. Lying there without any wheezes, A sad and lonely royal bengal tiger. He remembers the smell of the Sal trees, In Bhawal Park near Dhaka, his place of birth. He remembers the sounds of peacocks, elephants, and deers His heart wish they were not yet became a myth. He has been a part of Pohela Boishakh feast. When people bathe early and dress in fine clothes. All the men put on their kurta, or the finest lungi at least While women dress in sharee, letting their beauty to be exposed. Tears streamed from his cheek. As the old tiger weep. A momentary recalled the legends of his ascendant. The story of the one whose once Sultan beloved, And the one whose survives the liberation war in 1971. The tiger now stood, underline his courage and chivalry. "Will this liberty be felt by my offspring?" his mind fly. Despite the poverty, instability, and all its vulnerability, There is more to Bangladesh than meets the eye.
~ For the "LOVE LETTERS TO THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT" contest by Cyndi MacMillan

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  1. Date: 7/6/2013 11:04:00 PM
    Congratulations, in Cyndi's "LOVE LETTERS TO THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: " always & forever * Linda

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 7/7/2013 12:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Linda, thank you..your comment always brought me smile ^__^ *hug*
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 3:10:00 PM
    Just lovely, Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 7/6/2013 3:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Debbie. Very appreciate it.. :)
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:37:00 PM
    hi, Shirley, this is one cool poem, CONGRATS, love Skat

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 7/6/2013 2:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the warm words and the love, Skat.. *hug*
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 11:56:00 PM
    Lovely piece of writing, Big congrats, Shirley!!

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 7/6/2013 12:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Jag...^__^
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 10:29:00 PM
    Wow. Many congrats for this awesome win.

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 7/5/2013 10:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank your for stopping by and for your kind words, Tahera :))
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 1:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on your fantastic win. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 7/5/2013 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your congratulations and warm smiles, Connie. Very kind of you. ^__^
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 4:00:00 AM
    congratulations on your win. Rick

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 7/5/2013 8:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Rick :)))
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:10:00 PM
    I love the originality of this piece, its tone and its flow. It delivers a powerful message and the zinger of a last line. Thanks for entering my contest. I truly enjoyed this read. Congrats! Cyndi

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 7/5/2013 8:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad you like it, Cyndi. Thank you for appreciating my poem and gave it such a high credit on your contest.. :)) *hug*
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 1:02:00 PM
    Very nicely written. An enjoyable read.

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 7/6/2013 2:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Robert. Im glad you enjoyed it.. ^_^
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Excellent entry Shirley, winning wishes for you xxx

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 6/11/2013 1:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks for the good wishes, Rose *hug*
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Intriguing and quite an exeptional imagery you painted here.Well I'm all sold,no doubt about that :) xxx

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 6/10/2013 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The Royal Bengal Tiger is a national animal of Bangladesh. So the idea came from there. I just tried to see Bangladesh through his eyes. Thank you for dropping by and commenting on my poem, M. *hug*
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 3:32:00 PM
    Shirley. This is a very interesting take on the degradation of culture all over the world and what is being lost as far as ours and our children's future Thank you for creating this piece about something so very important.

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 6/10/2013 7:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind review, Duke. Really appreciate it.. ^__^
  1. Date: 6/10/2013 2:04:00 PM
    Ok, I need to just fly to Indonesia and see what's up with this. This was wonderfully written. This almost feels like it can be a short story/movie short of some kind. Excellent lines!

    Candy Avatar Shirley Candy
    Date: 6/10/2013 2:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Haha..well, if you do visiting my country, you know you already had a perfect guide here :D