Treasure Island

Tiku akp


Dreamland


Walking down the path across the fields
Whistling a song of olden days
I spotted her winnowing the chaffs
Sitting in the sheds of stacks of hays.

Two curls danced on her cheeks
As her head moved up and down
Often I missed her as she moved
Amidst green, gold, and brown.

Perched on a frond, the birds
Teased her as she began to sing
The songs of the young prince
Who would one day for her bring

Untold amount of wealth and gold;
And take her away to his land.
Where no one’s heart bleeds in sorrow
And no one ever loses a friend.

Where river of nectar forever flows
Across endless fields- full of grains;
The children moved freely in the streets
And drink milk in the murky terrains.

Guns, battles, cannons, wars and deaths
Are the things they have never heard;
They work throughout the days
And no misfortune have ever dared

To inflict pains and losses
Upon the happy denizens;
They love to live for others
The airs there never feel tense.

She blushed, stopped winnowing,
Tilted her head and smiled at the sky;
Her eyes got squeezed to see the clouds
And her thoughts began to fly.


Is it true, that a life sans sorrow
Can be found in today’s’ time?
When treachery, lie and violence
Have become one’s pastime;

When value of love, friendship,
Kinship, freedom, justice and health,
Are weighed in the pans
Of ego, hatred, violence and wealth;

I stood for a while, waved at her
And brought her back to me;
“Up there”, she said looking at
The sky, “where the land might be”

I am the one who would like
To be with her in the other world;
Oh! No, she has already a prince,
Its better I should leave the field.

Submitted: Sunday, June 05, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Dreamland by Tiku akp )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 9 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Love for OLUEBUBE, Saturday Chikezie Promise
  2. Broken Dreams, Saturday Chikezie Promise
  3. My mattress, Nassy Fesharaki
  4. أولوية, مالك حداد
  5. Finding Self, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  6. سأهبك غزالة, مالك حداد
  7. To my one and only (April 3,2014), Didith Marcelo
  8. de compras, Von Kimball Barney
  9. المهمة التي أنجزت, مالك حداد
  10. سأهبك الشاطئ, مالك حداد

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Twice Shy, Seamus Heaney
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. First Lesson, Philip Booth
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]