Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 21,176 Points (20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

Beggar - Poem by Amitava Sur

Oh' my dear, the passers by,
I beg you all to listen a while.
I don't beg any food from you
Not even any money.
I beg you all for a little sleep only -
what I lost for years many.
I beg for a bit of peace also,
For which I am dying so long.
Yes, I beg a little sleep and peace
I beg you give me please.
I'll just sleep for a little while -
I Only will sleep with a peace.

I'm yearning, I'm beckoning
I'm praying and crying for them
But alas, they never come to me
Nor bothered a little even.

I searched for them since long back
But I couldn't get even a bit.
I'm begging now from door to door
With a hope to get a bit.
Can you now, by any means -
Give me a little please.
I'll just sleep for a little while -
I Only will sleep with a peace.

I didn't sleep for a long long time
Also I need a peace in my mind,
I beg a little sleep and peace
I beg you give me please.
I'll just sleep for a little while-
I only will sleep with a peace.
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Amitava (14.5.2013)

Topic(s) of this poem: sorrow


Poet's Notes about The Poem

It's about getting completely lost & restless in losing the love & peace from a human life. I tried to draw that picture with pen & paper

Comments about Beggar by Amitava Sur

  • The chinmay The chinmay (7/25/2016 1:46:00 PM)

    emotional.....very well and nicely written...thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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  • Kim Barney (6/26/2016 6:19:00 PM)

    Peace and sleep, what more could anyone ask? You have done very well with this one. Congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

    Amitava Sur Amitava Sur (6/28/2016 11:33:00 AM)

    Thank you dear Kim, I feel honored.

  • Savita Tyagi (6/26/2016 6:07:00 PM)

    It reminded me of a poem of mine ' Restless '. Sleep and peace are the most cherishable thing. Loss of it expressed in a very heartfelt way. Congratulation Amitav for member poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham Hazel Durham (6/26/2016 1:44:00 PM)

    A plea for just sleep and peace, to have some rest from despair and to repair the punctured emotions a plea that goes unanswered as we have to find the solution within ourselves! Congratulations on poem of the day and a very original and insightful write! (Report) Reply

    Amitava Sur Amitava Sur (6/28/2016 11:34:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot dear Hazel, I feel so honored.

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (6/26/2016 8:10:00 AM)

    Moving words I have re read. Perfect choice today.
    Thank You. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (6/26/2016 1:19:00 AM)

    Drawing with words is something you do well. Congrats on poem of the day and keep drawing (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (6/26/2016 1:14:00 AM)

    Congratulations for the honors, a poem of the day indeed we all need sound sleep in a peaceful environment (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (6/26/2016 12:48:00 AM)

    The hardships of life! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Montemayor (4/1/2016 7:59:00 AM)

    Hello sir,
    An inner peaceit all comes down from one thing trusting God.
    Great! Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Shahin Latif Shahin Latif (11/21/2015 12:31:00 PM)

    Good job. Really I enjoyed it. Thank you so much poet Amitava Sur. (Report) Reply

  • Loke Kok Yee (11/7/2015 3:25:00 AM)

    peace and sleep everyone needs
    something even the rich can't buy or borrow
    thanks (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince Clarence Prince (5/10/2015 11:17:00 AM)

    Yes a Life without sleep and peace
    really needs to cry out and beg!
    Well done, Amitava! (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (2/14/2015 4:05:00 AM)

    Amitava, you are just so very good!! No matter how many times I read read this poem, it is always fresh and new!! (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (10/24/2014 4:51:00 AM)

    I am deeply touched by the sheer humility of this inspiring piece. Peace and rest (natural and spiritual) are most essential among human needs. Thank you much. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (7/2/2014 6:52:00 PM)

    Ultimately every one is beggar. Nice love it. I too have a beggar. Regards. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (6/26/2014 6:13:00 AM)

    The precious pearls of peace the humanity is begging from deaf and dumb. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (6/25/2014 12:16:00 AM)

    Begging not for alms, but for peace and rest! They are perhaps more vital for a man alive in body but dead in spirit! A heart rending plea! It leaves disturbing reverberations! (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (3/31/2014 4:20:00 AM)

    Begging only for a quiet sleep is such a simple request, not
    answered readily if at all in life. I got lost and restless myself
    within the poem. Captured my sorrowful heart, Amitava,
    you've done well with this one - beautifully imagined. Thank
    you. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (3/31/2014 4:15:00 AM)

    Begging only for a quiet sleep and peace, is such a simple request,
    not answered readily, if at all in life. I got lost and restless myself
    within the poem. Captured my sorrowful heart, Amitava, you've
    done well with this one - beautifully imagined.. Thank you. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Muhammad Ali (2/3/2014 12:58:00 AM)

    Nice theme poet. Nice poetry too. Is this a thing i can grant! Wonderful.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 8, 2015


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