Treasure Island

Suraj Samtani

(Hong Kong)

A Day's Worth of Cricket

You came here

without a single fear.

On your way you brought your return-ticket,

but you better not lose your wicket.

There is only one match to be played,

So just hope there is no disturbance from any raid.

Win the toss,

& be the boss.

Or lose the toss,

& show off your gloss.

Be a bowler,

bowl it slower.

Be a batsman,

with a direct hit to heaven.

Disturb the clouds,

their anger all so aroused.

Bring on the covers,

& become lovers.

Love the match delay,

one that you've got without the obligation to pay.

Remember your spouse,

who's always watching you from her house.

Take her name,

& resume the game.

The target is nearing,

& so is the balls remaining.

Score that victorious six,

With emotions all so mixed.

With the game now over,

The crowd won't get any louder.

Appreciate them,

& place them at your success' strong stem.

Now its time to pack,

& take all those memories back.

Tell them to your friends,

In conversations that seem to have no ends.

Treasure that two-way ticket.

Keep it, conserve it, caress it.

Submitted: Saturday, March 08, 2008
Edited: Friday, July 22, 2011

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  • Suraj Samtani (7/22/2011 1:23:00 AM)

    Dear poet
    Liked your poem about cricket...Quite entertaining..I gave it a 10.

    With regards Abhay Vignesh (Report) Reply

  • Abhay Vignesh L (3/10/2011 3:57:00 AM)

    Wow definitely an entertaining poem with a merry tone....Quite relevant nowasthe worldcup is going on.Keep up the good work...You are a great poet skilled in the art of usages...10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Subroto Chatterjee (4/9/2009 10:54:00 PM)

    You know how Indians love cricket! This was a memorable poem. By the way, the word is 'lose', and not 'loose'.

    Subroto. (Report) Reply

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