Treasure Island

Lucifera Santez

(4th feb / Belize)


Why are you going away?
Is it because of something I did?
Or a mistake I made.
Daddy don’t go,
Please don’t leave me alone,
What will mama say?
When she would see you like this?
Drunk, beaten, accepting
For something you didn’t do?
Oh daddy, please don’t go,
I’ll be good; I will never bother you,
And if you wish,
I would do all chores too……………
But even when I plea this much,
Hurt I am inside me,
My small eyes awash with tears,
Ones you don’t wipe away,
My small heart is terrified,
Oh daddy! Why did you lie?
Let me paint those rosy forever’s,
Of you and me,
When you knew
Someday they would break,
In millions of tiny pieces,
Of my cherished dream,
Oh daddy, I would forget,
I once loved you,
I would castrate my heart
For beating for your affection,
I guess it’s all then
Before your dreams,
My love never stood a chance,
Its goodbye dad,
Look I am not crying,
I am not even mad,
It’s all just sad,
So sad,
When my heart breaks,
“Goodbye kiddo” you say,
And without watching back,
You walk away.
Four years have passed away
A Bugati stops at the door of orphanage,
A man walks out,
With rich, successful gait,
Walks inside,
Asks for something
He had lost so long ago,
They take him to a place,
A city of crosses,
Where people remain buried inside,
Below the cross,
Beneath the snow,
The man kneels,
He breaks down,
He can’t even cry,
Can’t even try,
And a voice rings,
Inside his head,
A deep buried poison sings,
“Hello daddy, we meet again,
Look here how it’s all changed,
It’s all the destinies we made,
So you are alive,
And pardon me,
I am dead”,
The man sits there all day,
Gazing at the headstone
And evening comes,
The Bugati races far away……………………….

Submitted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

It was an awful dream i had, of my daddy leaving me.
so i woke up in night and penned it down, and slept like baby afterwards.
when i woke up, i gave my daddy quite a hug.

Comments about this poem (Irony by Lucifera Santez )

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  • The Reader (8/18/2013 5:42:00 PM)

    oh thank goodness it was merely a nightmare and not a reality, but u hv writtn with a flow dear, many i give u 9 marks. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (8/15/2013 8:39:00 AM)

    What a story, I was mesmerized reading it so sad and an irony, he gave up his love for his child for wealth and now he has to live with the guilt of his actions with endless suffering! ! (Report) Reply

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