Treasure Island

Hardik Vaidya

(26 Dec 1969, I won't be dead till you know I am alive. / Mahuva, Gujarat, India.)

To prisoners of the Past.


Holding on.
Clutching at the last straw.
Hanging over the edge of an abyss.
Since a Millennia.
Addicted to the opium of the past.
The moss and fungi laden air,
Fumigating our lungs,
Asphyxiating our sense of existence of the present.
Greatness fossilised in the resin of our blood,
Remains frozen like a colloid in our arteries of thought.
No logic will penetrate the dead wood,
Its not wood it's not bio degradable.
The constipation of ages, has clogged our soul.
It is dying,
Almost vegetative,
It cannot twiddle its toes.
When o when shall you leave your fools gold?
The past does not last, the present is in the moment,
The future beckons, your languishing soul,
It begs you to reckon.

Submitted: Monday, April 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Indians live in the past. They genuinely think they were years ahead of all civilisations some time between the Big Bang and today. Well good luck to them. I don't think so. Simply because if we were we would not have been slaves or a colony, we certainly would have at least managed to do a better job there. But even if we were, so what? How does that help us now? Lets for gods sake move ahead as a people, not as a bunch of religious sects, castes, vote banks and a hundred other splintered groups.

Comments about this poem (To prisoners of the Past. by Hardik Vaidya )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. எப்பொழுதும்!, Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  2. Peddle Witches, Lilly Emery
  3. Salt on Watermelon, Von Kimball Barney
  4. Her Pain I Understand, Rohit Sapra
  5. Tolstoyan Observations, Mark R. Elias
  6. Our current world عالمنا الحالي, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. Incas, Nassy Fesharaki
  8. Fellow Lovers, Saiom Shriver
  9. Dark October Skies, Lilly Emery
  10. In den vreemde, Madrason writer

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]