Treasure Island

Mahfooz Ali

(28 October / Lucknow (U.P.) India)

font color='black'bAm I In Love again? May be or may be not


I can't see criss-cross crust of market-cooked pie
Without imagining hands held and once again wondering why.
Shivering in excitement,
I buy the pie and more
Eating ice cream always soothes my heart's open sore.

Sighing hard as I head home
Sighing so hard my collar bone cracks
as if I might explode.



In wonder:
Am I in love again?



Now, sprawled on my bed
Attention paid to fan above
Lights dancing in celebratory shows
against the darkness dangling
over my head's hanging wisps
As if in gaiety.



Will my friends and family find me finally
Resting my heart agreeing:
Peaceful inside, a happy tortoise hiding
Tacit acceptance of life’s biting
In love.......
I may be or may be not....





Date: 15/05/'09
Time: 00: 35

Submitted: Thursday, May 14, 2009
Edited: Thursday, May 14, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (font color='black'bAm I In Love again? May be or may be not by Mahfooz Ali )

Enter the verification code :

  • Kavya Manjusha (8/18/2009 3:51:00 PM)

    OHHHH AAHHHHH LA LA LA LA....
    hummmm
    Well after reading your poem trying to sing alound....
    Listen, its a beautiful poem with real emotion for the situation (aisa kya? ? ?)
    but....please control yourself
    I would not want you to EXPLODE...
    hihihihi
    baki agar aisan hai maharaj to.....dil se dua dewat hain ji... (Report) Reply

  • Marieta Maglas (7/18/2009 3:47:00 PM)

    ''Sighing hard as I head home
    Sighing so hard my collar bone cracks
    as if I might explode.'''
    nice lyric poem, deeply penned with interesting ideas...10+ from me (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]