Treasure Island

Musfiq us shaleheen

(31st, December,1970 / Khulna, Bangladesh)

A Spot of Star Never Erased


I sat on the wall that was not so high
But I saw that star dropped from the sky
It came to me not to the sky
My hands were touched that but
It was not in my hand at all
I tried to count all stars but saw one short
Father called me for sleeping at early night
At midnight he slept before and beside me
I count all those stars again and again but
Repeatedly one short,
Sleep turned me at dark
I was sure that I slept on his chest
And Havens Aroma covered,
my nose and nerves
At dawn I rose early and saw
I was not on his chest,
even he left me alone
in a dark and smoke-
But after washing my hand I saw a
Spot of star at my right hand
It never erased but shine
Even after washed by Soap or Ashes-

- Shaleheen,18th April,2013

Submitted: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Edited: Sunday, June 15, 2014

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*****A tribute to my father who is staying now at haven*******

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  • Hazel Durham (4/24/2013 7:27:00 AM)

    A beautiful tribute to your father his memory will never be erased with this loving poem! (Report) Reply

  • Nader Baheri (4/23/2013 5:34:00 AM)

    nicely penned musfiq.
    his love is a spot but a spot carved in your heart and it would be last forever
    ~nb (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (4/20/2013 1:20:00 PM)

    that love is what make your star glow and shine
    in poetry and in life
    so keep that dream in mind and in heart
    may Allah bless you bro (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (4/20/2013 5:48:00 AM)

    i am pretty sure your father must be very proud you sir.........this piece not only shows how much love you have toward your father but it also shows how bigger person you are.........

    thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (4/19/2013 5:01:00 PM)

    Very touching piece, Musfiq, gives emotional reaction which shares your pain at the loss of your father. Take care and thanks for this beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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