Treasure Island

Khairul Ahsan


Happy


Who is happy?
Look at the bee,
Singing and drinking nectar
Of the sweet, smiling flower,
To her heart's content, forgetting all hardship,
Filling her small tummy and quietly falling asleep.

Who is happy?
Look at the baby,
Sucking her mother's breast,
With tired lips, in between, taking some rest.
Stopping at will, to cast a smile at her mom's face,
Who smiles back, with dancing eyes, happy at God's grace.

Who is happy?
Look at the mother,
Humming, as she suckles her baby, though weary,
Looking at her angelic face, basking in the glory
Of motherhood, indulging in thoughts that run deep,
With love overflowing, and together they fall asleep!


Who is happy?
Haven't you heard of the couple,
Always longing for a kiss and a cuddle,
Who come home weary after a hard day's work,
Jointly prepare a quick dinner and go out for a walk,
Hand in hand, sharing private jokes and the gossips they heard.


Dhaka
16 November 2013

Submitted: Saturday, November 16, 2013

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  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (12/15/2013 12:15:00 PM)

    For me everything is happiness. Whatever I do, I love it, if I do not like something, I do not do it, but this never happens. Every minute I give thanks to God for every little thing, I I never want anything. This is real happiness. (Report) Reply

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (12/12/2013 1:13:00 AM)

    Happiness is quite attainable when one is contented with the simplest of things in life, find nectar in the apparent mundane, see pearls in the smallest gestures.
    a wonderful write indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (11/30/2013 6:09:00 AM)

    haha, this poem just like your others, shows how witty you are at words and how brilliant you are at coming up with good poems out of keen observations.
    MABUHAY. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/28/2013 6:15:00 AM)

    @Susy Evelyne,
    Thank you very much for your comment. Your words are very pleasing and thoughtful. I am inspired. (Report) Reply

  • Susy Evelyne (11/27/2013 3:43:00 PM)

    A simply gorgeous poem. You have found where contentment lies. Like the musical quality of this, Khairul. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/26/2013 8:31:00 PM)

    @ Valsa George,
    Thanks for reading this poem and leaving your kind words of appreciation here. Your words have inspired me.
    I appreciate your keen observation. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/25/2013 7:37:00 PM)

    @ Aqua Flower,
    Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I am glad to have this appreciation. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/18/2013 7:31:00 PM)

    You have cited some beautiful instances when the mind will be filled with unalloyed happiness! Enjoyed the poem where each stanza begins with the refrain 'Who is happy' and lines, arranged in a special symmetrical pattern! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/16/2013 7:35:00 PM)

    @Aftab Alam Khursheed,
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts in so beautiful words, and thanks for the generous 10. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/16/2013 11:03:00 AM)

    lovely poem all are happy detaching the hardship and enjoy man to animal gifted to steal happiness from the hands of time 10 (Report) Reply

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