Monthly Archives: October 2012

Katy Did and Katy Didn’t : A Poem by Dr. Syed Zainul Abedin

Katy Did and Katy  Didn’t,
Heard the cool song the air brought.

Looked near and looked far,
I could not see any singer.

Checked the green trees,
Checked the lovely flowers.
Checked the soft grasses,
Checked the lofty bowers.

Some angels were around I thought,
To sing,”Katy Did and Katy  Didn’t”.

Why they sing such strange thing?
Who knows its hidden meaning?

I wish someone comes and opens the knot,
Who sings, “Katy Did and Katy  Didn’t”.

Forest Calls Me : A Poem by Dr.Syed Zainul Abedin

Forest calls me again and again.
Forest tells me to feel her pain.Feller cuts trees like slayer.
He does not give heed to her prayer.
Birds and butterflies flutter in fear.
Ferns and flowers shed their tear.
All other wildlife cry for life.
Cruel feller growls with knife.Forest calls me day and night.
Forest cries to see her plight.

I pretend to be busy over greater task.
Nobody knows me under my mask.
I give lecture and write against felling,
People get charmed by  story telling.
They give awards for my deed!
They chant slogans to inspire my bid!

Poor forest calls me again and again.
Her frantic calls die in vain.