Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 20,449 Points (20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

Beggar - Poem by Amitava Sur

Oh' my dear, the passers by,
I beg you all to listen a while.
I don't beg any food from you
Not even any money.
I beg you all for a little sleep only -
what I lost for years many.
I beg for a bit of peace also,
For which I am dying so long.
Yes, I beg a little sleep and peace
I beg you give me please.
I'll just sleep for a little while -
I Only will sleep with a peace.

I'm yearning, I'm beckoning
I'm praying and crying for them
But alas, they never come to me
Nor bothered a little even.

I searched for them since long back
But I couldn't get even a bit.
I'm begging now from door to door
With a hope to get a bit.
Can you now, by any means -
Give me a little please.
I'll just sleep for a little while -
I Only will sleep with a peace.

I didn't sleep for a long long time
Also I need a peace in my mind,
I beg a little sleep and peace
I beg you give me please.
I'll just sleep for a little while-
I only will sleep with a peace.
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Amitava (14.5.2013)

Topic(s) of this poem: sorrow


Poet's Notes about The Poem

It's about getting completely lost & restless in losing the love & peace from a human life. I tried to draw that picture with pen & paper

Comments about Beggar by Amitava Sur

  • Shahin Latif Shahin Latif (11/21/2015 12:31:00 PM)

    Good job. Really I enjoyed it. Thank you so much poet Amitava Sur. (Report) Reply

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  • Loke Kok Yee (11/7/2015 3:25:00 AM)

    peace and sleep everyone needs
    something even the rich can't buy or borrow
    thanks (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince Clarence Prince (5/10/2015 11:17:00 AM)

    Yes a Life without sleep and peace
    really needs to cry out and beg!
    Well done, Amitava! (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (2/14/2015 4:05:00 AM)

    Amitava, you are just so very good!! No matter how many times I read read this poem, it is always fresh and new!! (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (10/24/2014 4:51:00 AM)

    I am deeply touched by the sheer humility of this inspiring piece. Peace and rest (natural and spiritual) are most essential among human needs. Thank you much. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (7/2/2014 6:52:00 PM)

    Ultimately every one is beggar. Nice love it. I too have a beggar. Regards. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (6/26/2014 6:13:00 AM)

    The precious pearls of peace the humanity is begging from deaf and dumb. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (6/25/2014 12:16:00 AM)

    Begging not for alms, but for peace and rest! They are perhaps more vital for a man alive in body but dead in spirit! A heart rending plea! It leaves disturbing reverberations! (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (3/31/2014 4:20:00 AM)

    Begging only for a quiet sleep is such a simple request, not
    answered readily if at all in life. I got lost and restless myself
    within the poem. Captured my sorrowful heart, Amitava,
    you've done well with this one - beautifully imagined. Thank
    you. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (3/31/2014 4:15:00 AM)

    Begging only for a quiet sleep and peace, is such a simple request,
    not answered readily, if at all in life. I got lost and restless myself
    within the poem. Captured my sorrowful heart, Amitava, you've
    done well with this one - beautifully imagined.. Thank you. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Muhammad Ali (2/3/2014 12:58:00 AM)

    Nice theme poet. Nice poetry too. Is this a thing i can grant! Wonderful.. (Report) Reply

  • Maria C. Pires Costa Maria C. Pires Costa (11/23/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    Lovely lines throughout this special request for a quiet sleep and peace! May God grant you a tranquil, enjoyable time and much hope in your life.
    Thank you for shaing it! (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (10/26/2013 7:16:00 AM)

    What thought you have placed in these wonderful words. How we all dream of PEACE. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Jr Cuyam Jr Cuyam (10/23/2013 11:28:00 AM)

    very creative and unique. a beggar begging not for food but for peace. I will give you Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace. receive Him in your heart and you'll have eternal peace. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (10/8/2013 10:42:00 PM)

    Through this poem you have depicted new form of beggar. Especially, I like to draw the attention of the money man who has an urgent need of sleep. Indeed a great write. Keep it up. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (10/8/2013 6:49:00 PM)

    Last line perfect I see it peace on earth beyond just sleep poem with deep meaning...regards (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul Unwritten Soul (10/8/2013 5:09:00 AM)

    Wait forever till the end of time,
    to fill love in a jar of peace
    and quench me this thirst
    for this forever i'll be a beggar
    Wait forever till end of time...nice work Amitava! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (9/28/2013 11:29:00 AM)

    you have done a very good work with pen and paper. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (9/28/2013 11:24:00 AM)

    someone begging for peace of mind and a little sleep. a well written poem enjoyed 10 (Report) Reply

  • Abhishek Mishra (9/28/2013 12:14:00 AM)

    Very nice one..a 10/10 from me: -) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 8, 2015


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