Treasure Island

M.D Dinesh Nair




I stand outside a closed shop
To buy everything I like.
But when the shop keeper is seen near
I hide behind his shop
And start thinking 'why at all I must buy things'.


Given on the forehead it is affection,
Given on the palm it is love,
Given on the lips it is lust
But what is craved for alone makes a real kiss.


It has to come with a flash news
Written across the sky as, 'THE END'
In the languages written of all regions.

And we have to cry in vein, 'NEXT SHOW PLEASE'
And He will look the most dejected then
With a face He Himself has never seen!


When some sleep they look like children
Let them not open their eyes, let us observe them for long.
When a few sleep they look like corpses
For sleep is the brother of death.
How do I look like I know not.

Submitted: Thursday, July 04, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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  • Tajudeen Shah (5/23/2014 1:07:00 PM)

    All these perceptions are outstanding, i must admit, slightly disagreeing with ValsaJi and Om Chawla Ji. forgive. they have limited their attention to their choice, whereas art and literature deserve a full attention from head to toe, for a real, honest, sensible worth measuring; if we can call so. well, to me, this poem as a whole is inspiring, worthy pondering, and sure, might lead the reader to engage himself/herself more in exploring within the SELF.
    wonderful. cute. crispy too. a kind of an instant witty feeling got translated into varied instances of perceptions, we often forgot to register within. (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (7/4/2013 1:21:00 PM)

    Valsa has chosen not to comment on the second perception, atheistic in substance I particularly like the line 'With a face He Himself has never seen'. Enjoyed reading all the three. Nice write (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/4/2013 11:11:00 AM)

    The first and the last are outstanding perceptions! Closed shop seems to suggest the notion that waiting for something is better than getting it! When we sleep, we are not aware of ourselves! Only by keeping wide awake, we will be able to fathom into ourselves and see our real self in all nakedness! (Report) Reply

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