Treasure Island

abhimanyu kumar.s

(31.12.1988 / venkatgiri kota)


So will I live
Like a half lizard
I should live in
With a space of snake.

I must live because
I have come, not
As a man or a being
For all tell to live.

I live not because
I should live
I live only as
One day I have to leave.

Living not for my sake
Just living for I am alive.

Submitted: Saturday, August 06, 2011
Edited: Saturday, August 06, 2011

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  • Luvo Mjayezi (11/15/2011 4:32:00 AM)

    Its a lovely poem. I wonder though, it the symbolism of a snake and lizard are used in biblical or rather religious context or o historical? It is a very powerful allegory taht yopu have used and I like it very much and have a poem a little bit similar to yours in terms of the motif or theme of existence (Report) Reply

  • Eric Mwenda (8/20/2011 10:41:00 AM)

    I see hopelessness, indifference and hidden anger in this poem.livin and doin what u do coz livin is not your choice, but mothernature gave you a small spot that u can't change but's mind crackin.makes me think of world's imperfection and injustices.i like it (Report) Reply

  • Leon Villegas (8/13/2011 2:04:00 PM)

    Absurd, yes!
    'Living not for my sake'?
    The ego finds
    'Just living for Iam alive'
    The soul finds
    Living for just living
    An empty life without aim
    A life finds
    Fear of dying by the minute
    The ego finds
    If only it will seek the soul
    Purpose will encounter
    Its entire life
    Did I solve a riddle here?
    Was that the meaning to your poem?
    My perspective. Your writing touches a critica point to all life in search beyond a material existence.
    Read my poems and enjoy. Rate and comment if you will at your time. Thanks (Report) Reply

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