Treasure Island

Geetha Jayakumar

(Kerala Palakkad)

A man with a black coat!


Walking down the crowded lane
I just had a glimpse of man with black coat and a big hat covering his face.
So mysterious he looked
My curiosity aroused to see him.
But he vanished in no time.
Then I entered a lonely road
To my home.
Full of trees and a garden with silence.
Just enjoying its beauty I went along.
Then again caught a glimpse of same black coat.
But this time horror stuck me.
I felt he was following me.
The started walking fast.
Then started running.
Then I just turned back
He was not visible.
I felt relieved.
About to go, to my horror
He was right in front.
He caught my hand so tight.
I thought I will just faint.
Then slowly he removed his hat.
To my horror I couldn't believed
Leaving me gasped
It was my beloved
And he was expected next week only.
Oh my God!
But it was such a surprise full of
Sweetness, and horror too
How can I ever forget such a wonderful
Surprise.
Life is meaningful when surprises
Come on our way!
Am I right!

Submitted: Friday, August 09, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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  • Amitava Sur (10/1/2014 6:07:00 AM)

    All that is well, since it ended well. The black with hat also must be hiding to give a pleasant surprise. A pleasant imagery, enjoyed reading it.... A nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/7/2014 9:31:00 PM)

    A nice write, that needs to think whether it was a dream or a pleasant surprise. If it was a dream it reflects a desire in black coating of fears and if it really happened its a lovely pleasant surprise but the question remains why he was hiding himself. In any case a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (3/27/2014 11:45:00 PM)

    Life is meaningful when surprises
    Come on our way...nice one...10

    life is stable
    if there is no trouble
    life is hard
    if there is no way forward (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (3/3/2014 10:17:00 AM)

    This is like a suspense movie ending in beautiful notes of love, ecstasy and emotions...............Geetha......
    very nicely composed............... (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (2/5/2014 12:18:00 PM)

    This was an entertaining piece. A chase within a chase, fear into surprise and the end result is joy! Nicely done. Allan Gerard~ (Report) Reply

  • Aswath Raman (8/13/2013 2:58:00 AM)

    Ha! As I expected! Who else but your beloved can make you fearful and loved at the same time? These little things, I believe are the pleasure of life..Good write! (Report) Reply

  • Adheez Van Der Beanthz (8/11/2013 2:19:00 PM)

    I can feel the curiosity
    i can feel the emotions
    i can feel the terror
    at the end, i smile too, willy-nilly
    :)
    loved it
    thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (8/11/2013 8:27:00 AM)

    A good build up of suspense that turns into a lovely surprise that create's such wondeful feelings!
    Lovely write! (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (8/11/2013 5:08:00 AM)

    Something here to say, Something to think about
    Curiosity, fear, shock and relief, finally gladness and
    happiness. Some of life's most powerful emotions. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (8/10/2013 3:32:00 PM)

    Very mysterious Geetha but you've left the reader thinking is this a true person or your imagination?
    I often see someone I've known in a crowded street but when I approach I find it isn't, and I discover that it was my mind playing tricks on me. (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Sawhney (8/10/2013 12:45:00 PM)

    Great ending ma'am. Life without surprises would be so bland. A little adrenalin rush every now & then, is so necessary to keep it fighting fit. (Report) Reply

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