Treasure Island

Aftab Alam

(15 th April 1967 / , , RANCHI,)

I preen my face with my tongue


What’s there in mind comes out through the face
Veiled evil ghost participates in melting human race
All are melting like a chocolate in the mouth of devil
‘O’ Blacksmith, master of inferno, put them on anvil

Who am I to show my anger under your command?
What am I nothing but a puppet with unseen thread?
A show is on, a war show, for more butter and bread
Blinded eating the human flesh, fate with new brand.

I am neither so smart nor so white and of course not rich
I have never gone a parlour for facial or for bleach
I preen my face with my tongue, see the world with eyes
I have seen the world with many angles and in much size

O wise awake, so to raise humanity with human kind
Turn your eyes inward and see, beauty there you find

Submitted: Monday, September 23, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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  • Gajanan Mishra (9/23/2013 8:29:00 PM)

    everywhere there is love there is beauty, it depends on the person who wants to see who wants to feel, my dear poet, I know You are one of them. thanks. That's why you are here with me. (Report) Reply

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