Treasure Island

Santosh Sharma


Empty Nest


Sweat in summer,
Shivered in the winter
Bruised the feathers, endured the pain
Flown to miles to collect the straws

Built a nest
Admired a beautiful life
With chirp of birds
Cacophony all around

Opened their eyes
Embracing close to my heart
Put the grains, opening their mouth
Protected, clasping inside the wings
Taught how to fly and brave the sky

All have grown
Flying with their own wings
Elder had flown, followed the young
Occasional was the appearance
Those days are also over

Now aged is will
No strength in wings
Empty is nest
Silence is all around.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Edited: Sunday, May 01, 2011

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  • Allemagne Roßmann (8/29/2011 1:42:00 AM)

    Nested sequences of life old, young and the cycle continues....Life is not permanent though the nest is unless is destroyed.Nests get transferred or tresspassed or tessellated or masqueraded but every nest has some stories behind to tell..A very experienced hand in contemporary poetry (Report) Reply

  • Rekha Mandagere (8/1/2011 4:39:00 AM)

    Nest, once glamorous, full of life becomes lifeless and dumb.What a tragedy! Why should the children discard their parents when once they become independent.All children should read this poem and make home free from silence and spread the blanket of happiness and gay everywhere. (Report) Reply

  • lost soul (5/3/2011 3:39:00 AM)

    very nicely written intricate account with dual meaning
    perhaps with respect to the writers own life experience (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (5/1/2011 1:17:00 PM)

    What an excellent and well crafted write! Very poignant and thought provoking poem! 10+++ Keep it up! You got what it takes to inspire the whole world, talent! Thanks for sharing! ... (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (1/29/2011 4:50:00 AM)

    Good poem, Santosh.
    Poetic reminder to all of us to keep honouring our beloved parents. Let's all give a call to our mother or father at this moment. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Ata Augustyn (1/27/2011 10:58:00 AM)

    nice to read, well penned the circle of life, great work, well done, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Lynn Glover (1/27/2011 8:18:00 AM)

    A beautiful depiction of the cycle of life of our feathered friend. Enjoy the visit with them and really enjoyed the flow of the poem. If time permits maybe you could read my 'The Empty Nest'. I used the squirrel for my write. I give you a ten Santosh and keep up the good work. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Carney (1/27/2011 1:34:00 AM)

    Very beautiful imagery, you depict the circle of life so vividly. I really enjoy this poem. Nice written 10 (Report) Reply

  • Jenny Gordon (1/20/2011 3:22:00 PM)

    It's fascinating, because by the conclusion, I had imagined the truly empty nests that sit starkly framed against the sky in the leafless trees over winter. Yet your final stanza indicated the hard-working parent had not strength to leave the nest and lived in it alone? It is an incongruous picture since It never seems to be the case in the natural world, and yet seems fitting for its application to people when they speak of 'the empty nest syndrome.' You excellently depicted the parent's love and delights and diligence, and then desolation. It is sad, but I enjoyed how well you presented it and the lovely scenes in the earlier portion with the vitality. It's a very sobering reminder...thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Chowdhury (1/20/2011 8:37:00 AM)

    Happy New year to you.
    a very nice, deep and a thought provoking poignant poem.
    we all have to go through these cycles and phases of life.
    life is like that, a beautiful poem.
    pl see my poems of 2011 too.
    i just posted them last night.
    take care (Report) Reply

  • Miroslava Odalovic (1/19/2011 10:59:00 AM)

    Now aged is will
    No strength in wings
    Empty is nest
    Silence all around.


    Very nice melachonly poem. Even though sad somehow gathers strength in silence for a new flight. (Report) Reply

  • Malaya Roses (1/19/2011 4:50:00 AM)

    We build and live our life with experiences and the poet could see further than his age about the life's ending.
    Companionship, care and love will not in the position to stop a circle of life; concluded well and I think every of us have to face our own ending alone.... (Report) Reply

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