Mohabeer Beeharry

Rookie (23 November 1937 / Mauritius)

A Place For You To Rest - Poem by Mohabeer Beeharry

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.


Comments about A Place For You To Rest by Mohabeer Beeharry

  • Silver Star - 4,177 Points 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

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  • Freshman - 847 Points Shahzia Batool (9/12/2013 1:45:00 PM)

    i agree with all here esp. Geetha Ji.... there's a specific feel in it! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,647 Points Tiku . (9/7/2013 12:51:00 PM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,848 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (9/7/2013 1:49:00 AM)

    A wonderful sentiments poem nicely rhymd too
    . I hope u review my latest on gambling too. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,827 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 4,710 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (9/6/2013 8:38:00 AM)

    how do you want me to imagine? just nice to keep the head to take rest... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, September 6, 2013


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