Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

At a Locksmith's


Excuse me Sir!
excuse me please,
I've heard about your too much fame
you claim to make amazing keys
in perfect ease.
Now prove your worth
and pray tell me,
if there 's any master key
by which one can unlock the door-
of iron hearts...

Submitted: Sunday, December 18, 2011

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  • Ramesh Rai (7/31/2013 4:55:00 AM)

    The door of heart can be opened only by the keys of love, sympathy, compassion... Great Write. May have a delightful life.
    regards (Report) Reply

  • Passionate Reader (6/30/2013 5:58:00 PM)

    it's simply great! ! ! The idea is new and different. It's short but rich in meaning. Loved the theme. You have shared a great philosophy of life in simple words! ! ! IMPRESSIVE! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (4/16/2013 5:29:00 AM)

    short, straightforward and at the same time offers wealth of meaning...I've read an adage somewhere:
    'kind words unlock the iron door'...but some doors are really rusty. A lovely poem! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (6/1/2012 2:41:00 PM)

    Very rich concise poem about our human condition.
    Just the right amount of words and imagery to get the point across. (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (4/26/2012 3:54:00 AM)

    Beauty, passion, innovation, momentum-materials of a woman what lacks a rusted metal locksmith.The virtues are enough to smelt, melt iron hearts when determined otherwise wait coz iron to rusts with the time carbon. (Report) Reply

  • Aman Sa (3/5/2012 4:09:00 AM)

    absolutely amazing..ths is the clas of writing whch keep alive my desire to read more..well done..acept my applause (Report) Reply

  • Kp Shashidharan (2/26/2012 8:49:00 AM)

    Who has misplaced or lost the key to unlock the iron chamber of heart? What if it is lost for ever, then a key maker can help without breaking the lock (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (2/25/2012 8:03:00 AM)

    Very good use of logic and very good use of metaphor, an excellent poem, i like it 100%. (Report) Reply

  • Cg Shankar (2/18/2012 9:28:00 AM)

    one can unlock the door-
    of iron hearts... The answer is very simp, e dear Shazihia. Love is the master key to open the doors ofiron heart! LOve the lover that love yourself. (Report) Reply

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