Treasure Island

Rajkumar Mukherjee




you can’t cross the border in the morning

then she forgets salt

or put it twice in curry

water remains to be filled up for drinking

you leave for office in a hurry

without glancing thru the headlines

you miss the daily routine train

friends leave without you

you fail to participate

in arguments, be it cricket or politics

your chance to play card is also lost

attendance register is marked red

you feel a shortage of good reasons

before x-ray eyes of friends

your eyes search for your toe-nails

but the mind always looks for

something beyond the routine

like a caged bird

to spread wings to blue sky

all the moments’ hours daily

Rajkumar Mukherjee

Submitted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (3/27/2010 7:42:00 PM)

    you leave for office in a hurry

    without glancing thru the headlines

    you miss the daily routine train

    friends leave without you........................ it is daily routine and make out day fine or better. something to forget and something in hurry makes our life better and better and to be enjoyed with all charms.. easy flow of words and true to teh real scenerio.....10

    read mine... dalai.. path to freedom..... real reflection.. uglyor beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Martyres (6/8/2009 5:27:00 AM)

    Nice piece capturing the daily humdrum of life....we have no time to stand and stare...we are just sucked into a horrendous routine like caged birds. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (6/1/2009 4:46:00 AM)

    quite interesting observation as we ignore sometime being too busy, well said,10+, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • ****tamara Hanaring.****** , A Thought Mate, (6/1/2009 4:31:00 AM)

    came back to you while washing the dishes thought about your red card so i smiled and wanted to empathise with you..just to tell you a secret hoping that poses at y work will not hear..i always come on time or one or two minutes late and some these who do not know the meaning of the time they play with the wall o'clock..they advance it 5 minutes..oh 5 minutes they don't know that in this 5 minutes i can write a poem or comment few and some people come half an hour earlier..i say to them i hate who comes early..don't you have any thing to do? do not worry..being late and being in the black list is the sign for being a warrior poet..cheersssssssssssssssss.......... (Report) Reply

  • ****tamara Hanaring.****** , A Thought Mate, (6/1/2009 4:17:00 AM)

    an expressive poem picked my favorite subject the struggle with the we can be good poets..good fathers mothers..good workers who give every thing and every one what does he could we be all those..some where i said in my poem the same to face the storm in the race, , , then the time is short we will live in haste...that poet needs to buy extra time because that may be we die before our due times..we are consumed by our speed...this is what i got from your can guess what iam doing now while writting to you..iam cooking writting from the kitchen..this is the new poets'generation and time..we do not have the time to sit under the moon to write..we write from our struggle wth the time the circumstances, the suffer..we weep the moon..we weep ourself whom we can't find..may GOD bless who create this device which able to release some our disease....much can be said.....a touchoing poem Raj..we stay excellent even if we acieve good in this busy life...10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • Shashendra Amalshan (5/30/2009 11:19:00 PM)

    nice poem know sir..t I joined the site last month....this site help immensely to get away from the complexities of the past...nice poem with depth 10 (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (5/26/2009 10:24:00 AM)

    A lovely poem which details the routine of life but highlights that something special which lifts one above the mundane.
    Well crafted and with a lovely flow.
    Vivid imagery beautifully depicted.
    10/10 from me. (Report) Reply

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