Treasure Island

Ibnu Din Assingkiri

(Singkir Laut, Kedah, Malaysia)

Footprints On The Beach


The footprint traces
Vanished by pounding
Waves. Was the tiredness
Of journey wasted without
Remains legacy. Though
Only footprints.

Was the walk wasted?
Along this coast,
Uncovered chapter-by-chapter
Story of the traveler
Imprinted million of traces;
But eventually, vanished.

Submitted: Saturday, October 05, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 07, 2013

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*Translated from Ibnu Din Assingkiri's Malay Poems, 'Jejak-jejak Di Pantai'

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  • Valsa George (10/5/2013 7:44:00 AM)

    We, the poets hope that the footprints we leave on the sands of time will remain indelible. But pounding waves come and wash them away! This is the grim reality! ! A powerful write with a nice analogy! ! (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/5/2013 2:45:00 AM)

    Our footprints vanished by pounding wave our deeds were in vain gone un- printing /legacy we have but but blurred legacy, Fault with us Our legacy is with eternity but we are...Kon E commented about IInd war I thought about the Muslim whatever it may be something we are loosing thank you (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (10/5/2013 1:28:00 AM)

    Deep thoughts of a good question...footprints washed away could mean a thousand things...D Day in world war 2 comes to my mind, interesting...regards (Report) Reply

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