Treasure Island

Abdul Wahab


Ask me not for knowledge


When I become human being
I stop seeking knowledge from another one
As I know they are driven by strong emotions
And their every act is politically motivated
Under each and every spreading hand
They hide their vested interest
‘’How? ’’ Ask me not,
Ask the Greek, the great
‘’Are you all self sufficient? ’’
Exactly not,
Ask the trees they will teach you a lot,
As I look to the sky and learn how to be humble
With all the glory of the height
And to be remain unbiased
I learn from the rain
Even in the time when
Wind blows from the opposite direction
With all the width and depth the ocean
Tells me how to remain calm and quite
Despite all the provocations
Hovered all around
You may ask the Everest
How to keep your backbone straight
No matter how hard blows the blizzard
You may ask the pigeons too
How to run your family and rare your children
As I watch the crows
How they bury the dead bodies
Of their kith and kin
I am too ashamed
Ask me not to go for advices
To a human being.

Submitted: Monday, July 29, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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