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)

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

    Cheers.
    Subroto. (Report) Reply

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