Treasure Island

Deva De Silva


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Come Back!


Come to my door, call my name
Come to my bed, shake me awake
When morning sky yawns
When birds chirp away
As you've done
A countless times before
Stand still, please don't leave
Let me have my fill of your face

Lay down with me in troubled nights
Your body resting in line with mine
Being there only for my sake
As moon glistens on unruly waves
As sand absorbs salty dampen trails
You never left me forsaken
When I drown in self pity
When I tremble in pain
Lay still, please don't stir
Let me be born in your embrace

Speak to me in your melodic voice;
Tender words - overwhelming sheer
As spring rain tapping on my roof
As a gentle breeze caressing trees
Speak your mind, unreserved
Speak red, piercing my ears
Speak slowly, please don't pause
Let me absorb fully, your presence

Denied senses tirelessly strain
To breath in your familiar scent
To hear your nimble footsteps
To see laughs quivering your belly
Please fill my eyes with your sight
Quench my thirst for your voice
Feel my yearnings for your love
Dry my sorrows and cheeks, moist

Come back to me in a memory
Be there alive in my dreams
Come with a blissful smile - merry
Even in wretchedness of pain
Come when I call your name
No matter how far you may be
Come to share my triumphs
Come to ease my letdowns
Come to witness my being
Come back to me my mother
Come back in any form that you may!

Submitted: Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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  • Liliana ~el (10/16/2013 9:28:00 PM)

    Nice twist with a late mother rather than lost lover! Deep emotions in there! Nicely done (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (10/16/2013 7:28:00 PM)

    Reading the poem half way I thought this could very well be for a mother. As it turned out it was. A beautiful heartwarming tribute to a mother. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (10/16/2012 12:09:00 PM)

    Dear Deva, this is a very beautiful piece of creation from your pen, a lovely tribute to your mother but the same poem which also can refer to anyone we deeply love. Keep on posting. Very delightful read. (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (10/16/2012 2:50:00 AM)

    I have read all three of the poems of today and this is the only one which truly grasped my imagination and emotions....a truly wonderful and honest tribute to your mother...the pain is so apparent in this write....tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Anjali Sinha (6/24/2009 11:06:00 AM)

    ahhhhhhhhhha! ! ! !
    such touching words
    i felt to cry
    pearls you dropppppppppp--
    A+ and 10+ for this lovely one
    anjali (Report) Reply

  • AtreyaSarma Uppaluri (4/29/2009 9:43:00 PM)

    Dear Deva De Silva, The very fact that your mind and heart are full with the memories of your beloved mother is evidenced in your beautiful and intense poem. May she continue to inspire you into a noble and memorable life. Would you please clarify what you mean by 'Speak red, ' which I couldn't understand? Love. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (4/22/2009 7:07:00 AM)

    You have given your mother a superb poem gift. Your tribute is extraordinary.
    It is deserving of all those comments and more...

    Love,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Noel Horlanda (4/21/2009 2:26:00 AM)

    a mother's child you are, a profound dedication, strong structure in every line, well verse... (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (4/20/2009 9:57:00 PM)

    a poem tender soft structure, moving...a lot of us feel alike and yearn for such comforting love in difficult times of life...good work...10 (Report) Reply

  • Cristy Upshaw (4/20/2009 3:14:00 PM)

    Sigh, this so touching and your words so beautifully displayed. Very powerful and poignant piece. (Report) Reply

  • Cindy Kreiner Sera (4/20/2009 9:46:00 AM)

    Overwhelming, hard to keep my composure as memories of my own Mother come to mind. Writing as you have, she is with you and you feel your own Mother close... (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (4/18/2009 2:40:00 AM)

    Your love for your mother is very moving Deva. It infuses every word and image in this beautiful eulogy and enriches its poetic impact. You have used some fine images too:
    'Let me have my fill of your face! ' and 'To see the laughs quivering your belly' are particularly evocative lines. A tenderhearted poem. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Naidz Ladia (4/16/2009 9:19:00 PM)

    owwwww..a very nice work dear..mother knows best aside from our GOD..am sure, she is just watching you over there..and am sure, she missed you...
    naizz (Report) Reply

  • Christine Kerr (4/16/2009 3:29:00 PM)

    A mother well missed, Only because no one will ever love you like your Mother. This really explains that your mother will be watching over you no matter where you are. Great write (Report) Reply

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