Treasure Island

veeraiyah subbulakshmi


We Haven't Lost It Completely


Where is it?
We have misplaced it,
Taken out from the heart,
And the mind to the mint,
Sages said it should be unconditional,
Now it comes with terms and conditions,
I search in the living rooms,
And it is caged in the motherboards,
The children look happy but feel sad,
The stoves are not lit,
So I can’t find it in the tap,
I open the built in cupboards,
I am curious to find its hiding place,
Between the folded and crumbled masks,
It is not here and the shoes need the rest,
I sneak into the bedrooms to say hello to it,
I find an elf that jumps up and down,
And call itself the treasure I want to seek,
When I turn back to return, the elf changes into an ape,
I like to find it, in the drawers and safe deposit boxes,
I am frustrated until I hear the noise,
A baby in the pram, blabbers in melodious scream,
Wiping the tears of the mother for no returns,
Holds the cheek and pulls the perm hair,
And plants the kisses all over the face,
Giggle in dreams, I see it there in a baby’s innocence.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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  • Hardik Vaidya (4/17/2013 1:07:00 AM)

    Veeraiyah you often confuse me do you write better or do you shine in your soul better. I have decided to agree you excell in both. (Report) Reply

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