Treasure Island

Khairul Ahsan


I Have A Corner


I have a soft corner in my heart,
For the quiet, unobtrusive child,
Whose talent is often rated low
'Cause he is unassuming and mild.

I have a small corner in my heart,
For those whose kindness I enjoyed,
But couldn't return the favor in kind,
A pity that often gets me destroyed.

I have some space left in my heart,
For the boy whose dad passed away,
Ominous fate looming large on his mom,
Her malignant tumor causing fast decay.

I have an empty corner in my heart,
For the girl who held a lifelong crush,
But couldn't disclose it to her man,
'Twas her grace to blame, for the hush.

I have yet some corners in my heart,
Vacant for the uncomplaining lovelorn,
Who've been pining with unrequited love,
Yet love they always would like to adorn.

My heart will always find some space
For the mourning bird that lost her mate,
Fallen to the gunshot of a happy hunter,
Whose wife wanted it be served on a platter.

Still my heart will have a lot of space,
For all those of you who might agree,
To have a peek at this beating heart,
And tap your toes in a rhythmic spree.

Come one and come all, if you think,
You would be happy with just a piece,
And not be bothered by who got what,
With everyone shall we live in peace.


Dhaka
10 March 2014
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Submitted: Sunday, March 09, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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  • Susy Evelyne (4/19/2014 5:59:00 PM)

    It's a good thing your heart has these corners for the ones most of the world overlooks. A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/22/2014 1:10:00 PM)

    @Mirrin Mcfarlane
    I am highly impressed by your kind words. Thanks for reading my poem and for your appreciative comment. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/22/2014 1:03:00 PM)

    @Violet Winters
    Thanks for reading my poem with so much attention and leaving your kind words here. I am truly inspired. (Report) Reply

  • M.s M (3/22/2014 5:20:00 AM)

    This is a lovely poem. Nicely written, sad but pretty and it has a nice flow to it. (Report) Reply

  • Violet Winters (3/19/2014 8:04:00 AM)

    Certainly not hallucinations! This was so soft and gentle and simple to read... but it says so much, with such conviction. I loved it, I read it twice. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/17/2014 7:55:00 AM)

    @Savita Tyagi
    Thanks for reading my poem and leaving a beautiful comment there. I am inspired. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/16/2014 11:19:00 PM)

    @Elena Sandu
    How can I thank you my friend, for your so beautiful words?
    I am deeply moved by your appreciation. Thanks for the kindness.
    Much obliged, appreciate! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/16/2014 10:12:00 PM)

    @Beach Girl
    I'm so glad you read my poem and left your thoughts here. Sweet words like this from appreciative readers are always a delightful inspiration to a poet.
    Much obliged, appreciate very much your kind thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/16/2014 9:03:00 PM)

    @Cassandra Jasmine,
    How can I thank you enough for your sweet comment?
    I appreciate your every word.
    Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/16/2014 1:18:00 PM)

    @Valsa George
    Thanks for your thoughtful comments and appreciation. I am truly inspired. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/16/2014 7:07:00 AM)

    @ Sandra Feldman
    How can I thank you for such kind and appreciative words?
    Grateful. Much obliged.
    THANK YOU! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/14/2014 9:34:00 AM)

    @Lorraine Colon
    Just one sentence, but it filled my heart. How can I thank you for such a big compliment! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/14/2014 9:17:00 AM)

    @ Beauteous Victory
    Your appreciation for most of my poems, or shall I say all, always inspires me.
    I appreciate your appreciative mind. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (3/13/2014 5:37:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. You have a big and caring heart making others feel welcome. Thanks for sharing the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (3/11/2014 9:24:00 PM)

    What a beautiful poem, my friend, Kairul the poet with a heart so large that half of our world could find some space to lay for an afternoon nap. The other half would happy dance around waiting its turn to lay for a rest. Inspiring poem, thank you fr share! (Report) Reply

  • Beach Girl (3/11/2014 3:37:00 PM)

    I enjoyed your poem Mr Ahsan! It gave me hope that there are still some good people out there who show concern and care for the feelings of others. Your words show your heart has a lot of space and kindness to share. (Report) Reply

  • Cassandra Jasmine (3/11/2014 1:35:00 PM)

    Wow, beautiful pictures! Each stanza is like a new, 'space', as you would put it. :)
    You truly are one of a kind, Mr. Ahsan; stay that way! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/10/2014 1:18:00 AM)

    Very adorable...! . Just love the way you have put it...! Yes, we have a soft corner for all these and a number of other things- all of which we cannot incorporate within the space of a poem! ! Top marks! (Report) Reply

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