Khairul Ahsan


Hide And Seek


In our childhood days, remember, we used
To play Hide And Seek? You hid yourself
Behind a bush, or in a ditch or on the branch
Of a tree, but I could always find you out.

Later when we grew up, you hid yourself
Quietly in my heart. When I cast my eyes
All around, you were nowhere to be found.
For my sight didn't reach inside my heart.

But just like a genie you used to pop up,
Whenever I closed my eyes, and be right
In front of me, asking why I couldn't see
The love you always so fondly held for me.


Dhaka
29 March 2014
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Submitted: Friday, March 28, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 04, 2014

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  • Meda Meda (4/8/2014 10:38:00 AM)

    I really liked your poem, its very deep and it speaks about human nature very well (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (4/8/2014 8:54:00 AM)

    that is the beauty of hide and seek- -always seeking.
    she got you huh (smiles)
    and she is elusive- -very near yet so far
    enjoyed much, (this is the first poem i have read now that I am back to poemhunter) (Report) Reply

  • Brioney Leon (4/7/2014 5:50:00 PM)

    Khairul thanks for your comments on my poem. I enjoy your poem 'Hide and Seek' very much; it's lovely and really moved me. (Report) Reply

  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (4/6/2014 11:35:00 AM)

    I remember well the hide and seek, in my time there was no other toy for me, that is why today everything is a toy, whatever comes to me. All the hobbies, all the volunteer work, all that computer findings, all are toys.
    Then I see you feel not right not to see clearly. I say, when we meet someone we have to learn from each other. When one or both do not learn anymore, that is the time to separate. This is life. Always a new and a new lesson comes to us, and we live until we can go forward and learn. Wishing you a long and healthy life. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (4/5/2014 9:19:00 AM)

    @Aftab Alam Khursheed
    Thanks for appreciating my poem and generously rating it 10/10. Much obliged! (Report) Reply

  • Darlene Walsh (4/1/2014 4:02:00 PM)

    Having someone in your heart is always nice, but if that is the only place you see them now, it is sad, it sounds like you've lost a very dear friend (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/29/2014 8:01:00 AM)

    A poem carrying the pristine beauty of innocent childhood enjoyments! Playing Hide and Seek was so exciting... Thank you for heralding the memories of those days of bliss! (Report) Reply

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