Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

A Sterling Man! ! !


Riveted are my mind's eyes
at the glitter of the stars
in the glistening lake of blue,
and wish to see in the skies
the Man whose double's hard to find
who is lost in deadly jaws
of cruel Nature's iron laws;
but in vain, you know because
the ones once gone never return...
though visit but in injured thoughts,
wishes bleak and weary dreams...
so does my gentle loving Father
whom i always yearn to see
whom i always love to talk
whom my eyes do ever seek
with the moon, amidst the stars
a sterling Man indeed he was! ! !

Submitted: Sunday, September 02, 2012
Edited: Monday, September 03, 2012

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To Unwritten Soul,
as it was conceived as ' Mi Estrella Brillante ', the title assigned by Soul...thanks! ! !
shahzia

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  • Amitava Sur (2/5/2014 1:29:00 AM)

    A lovely detailing of your love, respect and closeness to your beloved father.... your utter desire to be with him..... it talks about the closest bonding..... loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (1/13/2014 11:49:00 PM)

    once again a poignant write, , , , your poems have that suff, , which makes the reader eyes wet with tears, , (Report) Reply

  • Passionate Reader (6/30/2013 4:41:00 PM)

    I believe unconditional and pure love never dies. The fact that we will not be able to speak to our loved one again is enough to make us feel vulnerable and helpless but death is not the end of life; it is only the body that perishes, the soul continues to live and your dad is still alive; alive in your memories, alive in whatever you do! ! ! You are his reflection! ! !
    a sterling Man indeed he was! ! !
    This is a great tribute! ! ! It has really touched me! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/13/2013 1:16:00 PM)

    the Man whose double's hard to find
    A father is a unique person, Moon amidst the stars, shining like silver. Great tribute. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (5/26/2013 11:09:00 AM)

    A sterling man reminds me of my father, whom I have written many poems. He was always there for me no matter what. my hero. love your version Shahzia (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (5/26/2013 11:09:00 AM)

    A sterling man reminds me of my father, whom I have written many poems. He was always there for me no matter what. my hero. love your version Shahzia (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (5/26/2013 11:09:00 AM)

    A sterling man reminds me of my father, whom I have written many poems. He was always there for me no matter what. my hero. love your version Shahzia (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (5/5/2013 3:58:00 AM)

    Another beautiful memorial, not in bricks and mortar, but in love for a loving father from a dear daughter! This poem stands out in the conciseness of form and the intensity of genuine feelings! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rabia Nadeem (4/30/2013 6:13:00 AM)

    My father is the most important person to me.so, i must say this poem is beautiful.i loved it m'am. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Davis (4/23/2013 3:35:00 AM)

    Heartfelt and lovely!
    You are blessed, Shahzia, to have had such a devoted father; he, to have sired such a loving, respectful and gifted child. (Report) Reply

  • Sun Shine (1/25/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    whom i always yearn to see
    whom i always love to talk
    whom my eyes do ever seek

    : (
    nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (9/5/2012 5:20:00 PM)

    genuine feelings and hurtful want ooze outa this poem....a fab ode to an equally fab father....
    you got it going for so many i can say it with confidence...
    all of us who hv lost loving caring parenst KNOW what you are are at...

    v nice loved reading it
    cheers*** (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (9/4/2012 8:59:00 AM)

    Your father would be very proud of this trubute and the endless, edearing love that you hold for him - that he is never forgotten within the heart of his beloved daughter. A treasured write. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Babbellapati (9/4/2012 5:28:00 AM)

    one may become grand parent or even great grand parents but none to replace one's parents! their voice gets heard constantly from within... (Report) Reply

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