Treasure Island

Ali Adamson


How can I count!


Words make fresh
When words are flowers
Words define paths
When they are stars
Precious they are
In hopelessness
Words bring life

Words are far
When one wants more
Words are sunset
At some sea shore

When words are stones
Hit so hard
Words do tear
When they are sword
Words create darkness
When they are fear
Words are poison
Beat till death
Drop by drop

Words of people
Flow to my ear
Words are same
The same I hear
How can I know!
Who is sincere!

O Great God! !
A moment of breath is how much life!
How many times... death is coming with a breath inside!
How can I count! !

Submitted: Sunday, February 08, 2009

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  • Heather Wilkins (9/21/2014 3:52:00 PM)

    words are very powerful tools. they can heal and they also can destroy careful thoughtful words are a must. love this poem (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (12/27/2013 4:36:00 AM)

    Power of the words is enormous. That is what we see here. Life breath. Life ceases when it stops. We don't count how many times we breathe. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (12/19/2013 12:31:00 PM)

    words have brought life here too...yes, how can i count...a simple question with all its profundity! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Susan Lacovara (12/8/2013 4:29:00 PM)

    With simple words, you have managed to convey a depth of thought provoking images. I very much appreciate the invitation to read your work. I believe we should all strive to speak KINDER words to one another, in the spirit of better understanding not only our differences, but more importantly, our similarities! Well done....PEACE (Report) Reply

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (5/15/2009 8:06:00 AM)

    'O Great God! !
    A moment of breath is how much life!
    How many times... death is coming with a breath inside!
    How can I count! ! '

    Amazing lines 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Uzma Jamil (5/12/2009 12:53:00 PM)

    u hav managed the poem vry well.........
    words r the one dat describe the inner thoughts of a person.
    i really liked the twist at the end.
    regards. (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Goge (4/15/2009 10:24:00 AM)

    Remarkable the poem, the Word is the God... 10...
    Thank you for the sharing..
    All best,
    Tsira (Report) Reply

  • Pandian Angelina (4/5/2009 9:45:00 AM)

    Your a romantic poet with a dreamy idealistic heart, but, this poem is the best of all. Loved reading this and will read it often. Great poem, clear thinking and very good expression of feeling. Wishing you luck in your journey. (Report) Reply

  • Yuri Duraan (4/3/2009 6:13:00 AM)

    Your images are strong and tie up together well.... it flows nicely and is very descriptive... well thought out. (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (3/30/2009 12:10:00 PM)

    such a strong poetic creation about words and your description...well said in a very elaborative format...10 (Report) Reply

  • Greenwolfe 1962 (3/30/2009 12:01:00 PM)

    I understood the whole thing up until the last stanza. The last stanza appears to
    be made up of questions but they end in exclamations. I don't really understand
    that. The second thing I don't understand is the sudden change of topic from
    words to breath. I just don't see the connection between them. At least, not in
    the context presented. A good discussion until the last stanza.

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Soumia Benmechiche (3/16/2009 4:16:00 PM)

    When words are stones, hit so hard.I liked it so much especially these.Thank you for sharing dear friend poet.
    Best wishes (Report) Reply

  • Yana Djin (3/14/2009 5:48:00 AM)

    i like this poem a lot. very concise and devoid of unnecessary sentimentality. thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Mimi Fakhira (3/13/2009 10:52:00 AM)

    So meaningful, your words are arranged in a beautiful way indeed. Precious and poetic to my mind...10. (Report) Reply

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