Treasure Island

Suraj Samtani

(Hong Kong)

Absent Presence


You've dangled one-too-many carrots, yet offered none for a taste.

You've shown many-a-glimpses, yet never revealed the whole.


You've made one-too-many vows, yet adhered to none.

You've made many-a-speeches, yet never walked along your talk.


You've phoned me many-a-times, yet never received mine.

You've received many-a-letters, yet answered to none.


You've made one-too-many attempts, yet never quite succeed at any.

Your body's made many-an-appearances, yet your soul's presence was always absent.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Edited: Friday, May 23, 2008

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  • Anjali Sinha (6/30/2008 8:57:00 PM)

    Hey,
    This is a beautiful poem-- i like the sequences that follow one after another. Great writing Suraj --keep it up! ! ! ! ! . Start smiling.

    regards, (Report) Reply

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