Treasure Island

Abdul Wahab


>>>Emptiness


It all begins with a thought
And enters into you
Like a gust of wind
And you feel empty

You come out crawling
Out of the gorge as if
You are in hibernation
And have not eaten thousand years

To fill up your void
You start acquiring worldly things
Nothing is left in your way
One by one you take all in

You grow in size
But no filling has been done to your void
Among all sensual and worldly pleasures
More strongly you feel your emptiness

In reality it is a big delusion
That something physical will fill you up
Comfort your soul
And nourish your growth

Before you understand
Something is wrong
You are entrapped in a web
And caught in a whirlwind of sense gratification

You are tossed up
And from that great height
Like a feather you fall
On a bigger inner hollowness
In the way of downward spiral

No change will come in
Until you understand
Matter is for your mind, body and intellect
But feeling of emptiness comes from your spirit

Submitted: Saturday, November 16, 2013

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  • Roseann Shawiak (12/11/2013 12:57:00 AM)

    Material things can never fill your emptiness, no matter how many you accumulate. Your soul can fill you to overflowing with it's delicate search through desires and feelings. Writing from your soul you can never be empty. Great write. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for your comment on my poem: Interior Sadness, I appreciate your input very much. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (11/17/2013 12:12:00 PM)

    The feeling of non-being and emptiness expressed so well, you've dealt with a complicated theme, (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/17/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    While reading khalil Gibran's philosophy I remembered 'Between day and Night ' body and the soul body keep on growing and than decaying but the soul that rules the mind and thought always feel emptiness this indicates the desire of thought of emptiness always tend to acquire the knowledge and the poem here nice one philosophical thank 10 (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (11/16/2013 1:15:00 PM)

    this writing is full of meaning. A soul must be nourished to be made whole. The world cannot provide that. Lovely expressions from the poet. (Report) Reply

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