Tiku akp


Dreamland - Poem by Tiku akp

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.


Comments about Dreamland by Tiku akp

  • Gold Star - 20,480 Points Valsa George (6/24/2012 6:53:00 AM)

    Exqusitely beautiful! ! ....how i wish i could be in that euphoric land! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 410 Points Sreelekha Premjit (3/28/2012 12:34:00 AM)

    Its a beautiful picturesque poem, I could almost see the images... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 410 Points Sreelekha Premjit (3/28/2012 12:33:00 AM)

    Its a beautiful picturesque poem, I could almost see the images... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tina Mack (8/1/2011 10:43:00 PM)

    Nice writing but left me a little sad. Good Job! =) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jisha Ct (7/14/2011 8:11:00 PM)

    very sweet poem...nice rhyming (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Geetima Baruah Sarma (7/5/2011 12:47:00 AM)

    A lovely poem with nice rhyming. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Amy Marie (6/18/2011 12:11:00 PM)

    What an interesting poem! You have a nice ability to tell an imaginative story :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tai Chi Italy (6/17/2011 8:13:00 AM)

    You paint a wonderfully romantic picture here Tiku akp! And the final lines 'Ouch' effect upon the scene, is tragedy at its poetic best.

    Smiling at you

    Tai, longing for those far off dreamer days of chivalry rather than shivery! lol (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 154 Points Lonnie Hicks (6/14/2011 2:16:00 PM)

    Loved this one too and your use of language is great. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 5, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 15, 2011


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