Tareq Samin is a Bangladeshi Poet, Author and Editor, born in Tangail, in 1977. He is the Editor and Publisher of Bengali Literary Magazine ‘Sahitto’. He also wrote short stories and Novel.
He is the author of the poetry collections ‘The Lost Poet’, a collection of 49 poems, ‘Nonviolent Revolutionaries’ is a collection of 14 Short Stories, Novel ‘Shahrin-Suja’ and Spy thriller “Ghost mystery in Bongoan’. He has translated poems of many poets from different countries.
Nature, Love and humanism are central to his work. He is also a Human Rights Activist.
Twirl of civilization
By Tareq Samin
One hundred years ago,
To promote the message of socialist equality
That young man was killed in police firing;
Hundred years later after his rebirth
for people’s right of religion and freedom of expression
He was hanged till death by the communist.
Thousand years ago the spiritual man
who lighten the dark society
by the teachings of great religions
On that day, his beheaded head, scarred body
was found for talking against religious extremist.
The young man who ignored the bitter cold of the Himalayas
spends twenty years in meditation,
His dead body was found yesterday
Due to modernization of beliefs.
The young women who spent a decade in prison
was shot dead for free thinking
at her last life.
Because of inhuman
Socialism becomes dictatorial system,
Looting became a democratic system
Dishonesty becomes religion,
Freedom of speech is used to spread hatred
Everything because of power greedy people.
Those who gave their lives for the noble ideology
they are all great man, dignified.
Monopolizing their thoughts, selling their name
greedy politicians take advantage from it.
Thus, the good from the evil,
evil from the good
turn around in the world continued
Civilized became savage due to prejudice and ignorance.
[ Translated from Bengali by Tareq Samin.]