Treasure Island

Aftab Alam

(15 th April 1967 / , , RANCHI,)

A Thorny Road


What love is called!
'Tis the name that breaks the heart
'Tis the morning of the life
But keeps the evening dark

Tell me who don’t need love?
'Tis the need of every one
Always we search a point
To be together or to be apart

no one breaks the promises
promises are love freak
That keep the bad name
Why to cry with shriek

What love is called!
Tis the name that breaks the heart

‘Tis the road of thorns
gifted by the lovely flowers
For it, what writ on my fate
I receive it early or late

These roads are not destination
These roads keep bad name
We give it in frustration
What love is called!
Tis the name that breaks the heart

Submitted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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  • Tapashya Das (12/9/2013 7:06:00 AM)

    it is indeed, that ardent defination of love, that you have spoken in your poem. pleasant to feel the thoughts of your choce of words. glad to have such renowned poets as you on the earth. sir!
    myself would be honored if i could read your mesmerising poetries as much as i can, than what have i read yet.
    glad to be your follower sir! (Report) Reply

  • Ozark Mountain Homegrown (9/18/2013 7:08:00 PM)

    My dear Aftab...A beautiful poem! Yes..love can be a road of thorns, gifted by the lovely flowers! I really like that line.. Love can be the most joyous thing ever and also the most heartbreaking thing ever..Very good writing... (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (9/18/2013 10:35:00 AM)

    we knew ups
    and down
    in love
    moments of pain
    and joy
    but mostly it makes us weak
    in dubious ways
    the road of thorny the road of pain/well done (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/17/2013 11:35:00 PM)

    Love can be at once heart breaking and heart mending! You have brought out the duality of the most cardinal emotion in man! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

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