October 13, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Abu Sufian



Palestinian Flower Woman



She turned grenades into flowers

Hatred into love

Aggression into compassion

Ugliness into beauty of flowers.


Her flowers bloomed in the womb

of grenades and fire.

Her flower symbolizes peace

amidst chaos and destruction

amidst fruitless attempts of

useless leaders to bring peace.




(This poem is based on a Palestinian Mother Abu Rahmeh who, after losing her Son Bassem Abu Rahmeh (30), shot and killed by the Israeli Army in April, 2009, grows a garden in tear gas canisters).








An Illegal Immigrant



A man came to being,

He foolishly thought, ‘he was free’,

Hastily believed the world is connected,

Believing in ‘global village’.


When he landed in an unknown land,

He was captured, detained & tortured,

He realized what a border is,

Realized what tears us apart,

What disunites us: The Borders.










Abu Sufian

Abu Sufian – who is also known as The Silent Poet – was born in 1989 in Comilla, Bangladesh. He is a poet, journalist and social worker whose writings have appeared in many national and international publications that include newspaper, magazine, literary journals and books. Sufian currently lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and he can be reached at his official Facebook poetry page, The Silent Poet. During his undergraduate years, he fell in love with the poetic world. Finishing his bachelor, he moved to Malaysia in 2013 to pursue his MA degree in English literature. He has been exposed to Sufi poets like Rumi, Saadi Shirazi, Hafiz, Omar Khayyam, and his poems have been published in different literary journals including Scarlet Leaf Review, Criterion, Literary Voyage, The Literary Herald, Clairvoyance, and also the anthology Voice of Monarch Butterflies. Abu Sufian is a believer of truth in poetry, rather than fancy imagination.


  1. Renee Drummond-Brown October 14, at 23:49

    Author Abu Sufian, both of your poems were excellent writes. Pittsburgh Author Renee' Drummond-Brown (Renee's Poems with Wings are Words in Flight)

  2. Sayd Haque October 13, at 16:30

    Really its awesome! your poem touched my heart.Keep it up!


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