Treasure Island

M.D Dinesh Nair

(Thrissur/Vijayawada)

MISTAKEN IMAGES


It was a festival day-
The sermon was on how to make a sacrifice
And I thought they would make sacrifices of their own.
I was wrong, wrong again.
They sacrificed a hundred camels and ten thousand sheep
And searched for the smiling face of a God in the skies!

It was a Sunday
The hymn was on endurance of man
And I thought man would learn to endure a lot.
I was wrong, wrong and wrong again.
He bought things that could endure a life time
And invited the have nots to have a glance over them!

It was a holiday for me
The front door was just open for me
And I thought I could enter the home and meet them for once.
I was wrong, thrice wrong by now
They were not there; they were busy breaking the back door
And they next led me to the courtyard through it!

Submitted: Friday, October 18, 2013
Edited: Saturday, October 19, 2013

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (MISTAKEN IMAGES by M.D Dinesh Nair )

Enter the verification code :

  • Diane Hine (10/21/2013 5:01:00 AM)

    When I was a child my mum said she'd take us to Piccadilly Circus (in London) but she took us to a roundabout.
    At least if we're optimistic, we can enjoy the anticipation before the disappointment. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/20/2013 3:00:00 PM)

    We expect something to happen and what happens is different. You presented a sample of three and each time it did not happen. It may be enough to come to a conclusion with a high degree of confidence. Beautiful thought provoking poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/18/2013 11:47:00 AM)

    .Many a time our expectations are shattered. Before we recover from one shock, another follows! Every one is a preacher on the pulpit. But once it comes to practising what is preached, we see a grand canyon lying between words and actions! A great satirical piece! (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (10/18/2013 9:56:00 AM)

    Sacrifices are done.
    May be of humanity or of ones reputation.
    No one cares.
    Animals and human both are the living souls.
    Sacrifice may be of ones soul leaving as good as dead.
    World will move on.
    Pain will kill the one who was mistaken, though will not be seen by anyone.
    Yes, its the mistaken images. (Report) Reply

Read all 6 comments »

New Poems

  1. Train, Taylor Carlough
  2. Rain In Summer, Neela Nath
  3. Friendship is made by God, gajanan mishra
  4. Friend, JAMES T. ADAIR
  5. Isil: Our Planet needs Peace, Rachel Nichols
  6. You'll Never Know, Akhtar Jawad
  7. Resource less, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Teaching - A Satisfying Experience, Joseph T. Renaldi
  9. The Story of An Autumn Leaf, Rose Lu ( Bing Hua )
  10. Love Unfetterred, Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. A Psalm of Life, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]