Treasure Island

Mohabeer Beeharry

(23 November 1937 / Mauritius)

A place for you to rest


I cannot stop cursing myself
For not giving you
A better place
To rest your head
Than this frail frame.
What rest will you get from it?
Assailed by storms of endless desires, envy
Worries, aches and pains,
Heir to only a meagre slice of joy,
It grows old and weak,
Itself seeking a shoulder to cry on.
In my weakness, I fear to lose the will and love
That hold me to you:
The light in my hour of darkness,
The armour when I am besieged by doubts,
And the resting place when all hope is lost.
But you said once, that you will be happy
With whatever I can offer you:
Old, weak or ugly,
A leaf, a flower or a road side blade of grass.
I have therefore made of this heart
A temple,
A place where you can henceforth
rest your head.

Submitted: Friday, September 06, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 06, 2013

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  • Vera Sidhwa (10/2/2013 4:11:00 PM)

    Making a temple out of a heart, to find a place to rest is nothing but profound. Ten of ten (Report) Reply

  • Tiku . (9/7/2013 12:51:00 PM)

    emotion is dripping from lines like nectar.would like to read again and again. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/6/2013 12:22:00 PM)

    Wow. Beautiful poem...i loved the words especially...I have made this heart a temple, a place where you can rest your head..So pleasant and cool. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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