Treasure Island

Akhtar Jawad

(8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

A Guide For Boys In Love


You are sitting on the bank of a lake,
Engaged in fishing and smoking with silence,
You are not interested in a particular fish,
Depending entirely on your fate for the day.

The fish may be beautiful or may be ugly,
A friend of your system or harmful for it,
It may suit to your taste,
Or just a food, for your hunger, so wild.

You are hungry and thirsty,
Just need a fish,
Being called by instinct.
Whether moral or immoral.

Bring your ears a little closer to my mouth,
Hunger of the girls are more intense,
But they know it well,
They may fish a snake.
What is inside the lake,
You are completely unaware,

(An immediate response to Yash Shinde's request)

Submitted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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I wrote a poem 'A Guide For Girls In Love', Yash Shinde in her comments asked me to write a guide for boys. This is my immediate response.

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  • V P Mahur (6/25/2014 3:47:00 AM)

    Dear Bro,
    It is a very expressive poem with the flow of thoughts. Thanks for your words of appreciation about my poem. (Report) Reply

  • Piumi Wijenayake (5/28/2014 1:19:00 PM)

    Nice and interesting.........and it is the truth about the fish who is figuratively talks about the girls (Report) Reply

  • Guess Who (5/19/2014 1:05:00 PM)

    very nice and inspiring..... loved it thanks for the advice anyway :) even though i don't really sense i'm meant by it but thanks in the name of others :) You've got some beautiful poems here.. keep it up - GoodLuck
    GuessWho (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (4/29/2014 1:10:00 AM)

    An intense, deep write and obviously holds truth in its obscure verses....
    'If I am not wrong, fish is compared to a girl........If I am right, then surely, we 'Boys' surely want a girl for us, not really to soothe our heart but to satisfy our temptation.............
    A realistic write Uncle! .........and not to miss, hats off to your speed....... (Report) Reply

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