Treasure Island

Khairul Ahsan


Bon Voyage!


Life has many contrasts,
Many twists and turns
Many unanswered questions,
Many unresolved mysteries.

Yet life goes on,
Sometimes fast, sometimes wearily,
Leaving behind visible or invisible trails
That we can never, ever tread again!


Dhaka
26 June 2014
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Submitted: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Edited: Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Wishing life itself 'bon voyage' on its unfinished journey, as a distant onlooker!

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  • Roseann Shawiak (7/26/2014 8:25:00 PM)

    Life is difficult at times, betraying our trust, reneging on promises,
    yet we cling to life like a child to it's mother.
    Knowing we can never recapture what we had even moments
    before, just moving forward one step at a time. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (7/24/2014 6:57:00 AM)

    @Ruma Chaudhuri,
    Thank you very much for your thoughtful comments on my poem. Much appreciated! (Report) Reply

  • Ruma Chaudhuri (7/18/2014 2:06:00 PM)

    This is life. The philosophy of life. Yet life goes on, ... this is the main words or the main tune of life. For this, perhaps it was said Charoibeti, meaning go ahead... and Vivekananda used to inspired our nation with the words of Upanishad, Utthistito jagroto prapto bannibodhoto.... rise..woke up..and fulfill your your goal.

    Excellent poem. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (7/16/2014 7:25:00 PM)

    Wonderful, in depth and understanding. A true inspired vision of what Life is. Your poem is so concise yet so enormous in Scope and Beauty.
    A Gem to be admired many times! 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (7/13/2014 4:03:00 PM)

    Life is moment's captured in our memory forever, but we can't go back and relive them!
    Beautiful, insightful write! (Report) Reply

  • Kelley Collins (7/7/2014 9:29:00 AM)

    I can relate to this writing.It is s. Thank you so much! so true and honest. I love your writing (Report) Reply

  • Sophy Iminzah (7/1/2014 2:09:00 AM)

    So fitting a title, to the poem. Life is a journey. This poem reminds me of 'you can't step in the same river twice'- Heraclitus. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (6/28/2014 1:03:00 PM)

    Short and Beautiful poem....
    Through twists and turns life goes on.
    All I can tell is Bon Voyage! ...
    Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (6/27/2014 8:06:00 PM)

    Very nicely written, Life is like that only with full contrasts, but it does not stop also moves on to future.
    So Bon voyage and Carpediem - that I am to say (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (6/27/2014 5:14:00 AM)

    @Sandra Feldman
    Thank you very much for your poetic appreciation of my humble effort. As usual, you've been very kind to me. The beauty that lies beneath your eyes, was so generous to reflect itself when you read my poem! (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (6/26/2014 10:17:00 PM)

    So true,
    You can't go back,
    You can't go home again,
    No matter where,
    No matter when.

    Dear Poet, Bon Voyage speaks to me, I feel very close to your thoughts. Also, allow me to say that

    Bon Voyage,
    So well expressed,
    This is, without doubt,
    One of your best.

    So happy to see you writing again,
    Be well, be free, be happy
    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (6/26/2014 5:23:00 PM)

    How insightful! As I read it was like the story of my life unfolding. I felt the surprising contrasts that I've unhappily experienced, and the many exhausting twists and turns my journey has taken me on. I remembered the unanswered family questions and forever lost mysteries from childhood. I felt the energy of days passing swiftly; then felt the hopeless, bone-weary tiredness of days dragging by. Then I thought of that which we can never experience again, and felt joy for some of it. Finally, your quiet, reflective verse gave me relief by reminding me that thankfully, life goes on. It takes skill to write meaningful and concise short poetry; and skill to read it. I love the term Bon Voyage as well. A great title for this verse. (Report) Reply

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