Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

Anarchy


I want to make it quite clear.....
my heart is not a thoroughfare.
i long for never-never land
for honest people, nice and fair.

no joys i find in shallow world
im fed up of this love-sick air.
wipe out these tears and hold the grief
i don't have too much time to share.

but darkness can't be a horrid thing
sun shines through this mist of despair.
friends oft misinterpret my love
they judge me but by surface layer.

so time is up, so words are spent,
so i intend to go, ....but where?

Submitted: Saturday, December 24, 2011
Edited: Saturday, December 24, 2011

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  • Heather Wilkins (8/10/2013 6:20:00 PM)

    I long for never never land for honest people nice and fair, nice quote Shahzia, so do I but it is hard to find in this world. good write enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/1/2013 10:04:00 PM)

    Sun shines through this mist of hope...... When we are able to behold a silver lining amid dark clouds, we can be sure that not all is lost! When hope springs from despair, life remains never a burden, but one of sweet anticipation! An enjoyable read! (Report) Reply

  • Passionate Reader (6/25/2013 11:01:00 AM)

    Wow! ! ! The starting lines are so pleasurable and got my whole attention. Love the attitude! ! !

    I want to make it quite clear.....
    my heart is not a thoroughfare.

    Lovely! ! !
    im fed up of this love-sick air.

    I just loved the attitude in this poem! ! ! :) (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (5/16/2013 11:00:00 AM)

    at last a liberating free thinking poem.... this shows such strength and lifted my spirits....you write as my sister thinks.... no holds barred...loved it...tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Sun Shine (1/25/2013 9:15:00 AM)

    I want to make it quite clear.....
    my heart is not a thoroughfare.

    it's an attitude poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Shumaila Bari (6/22/2012 2:10:00 AM)

    so time is up, so words are spent,
    so i intend to go, ....but where?
    the best verses of you... (Report) Reply

  • Tiku . (4/24/2012 2:16:00 AM)

    don't feel like left out in this world.get going and enjoy life.nice write.keep inking. (Report) Reply

  • Aman Sa (3/5/2012 10:10:00 AM)

    You didnot dishearten my expectation when I sat down to read your poem. Incredibly well furnished and when it is done with so few lines its certain that it came from a genius.
    Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Niamat Ali Murtazai (3/3/2012 10:54:00 AM)

    sun shines through this mist of despair' is no doubt a very beautiful line. The whole poem is replete with deep ideas. (Report) Reply

  • Niamat Ali Murtazai (3/3/2012 10:53:00 AM)

    sun shines through this mist of despair' is no doubt a very beautiful line. The whole poem is replete with deep ideas. (Report) Reply

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