Treasure Island

Abdul Wahab

How long is the wait for a new dawn

For a piece of bread
Once I went to the moon
She said she would
If I beg knee down

For a few drops of rain
I went to a cloud
He promised me to give
But I was asked to salute him

For my human dignity
Once I asked wind to protect
He promised he would
But I am asked to give him my loyalty

Being disappointed I came back home
And angrily asked my muse
How long, how long
Would I have to wait for a new dawn?

Submitted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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  • Sallam Yassin (8/3/2013 8:46:00 PM)

    to the moon for bread- a metaphor for material prosperity and hard work as the cure for our problems
    rain out of clouds may say- the spiritual side of the crisis or solution
    and the wind may i see- the power for change we need for the solution
    so may we need to balance, but no bet on one only for the dawn! but the Q is there until the dawn (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (8/1/2013 3:34:00 PM)

    a good question Wahab. It could be just until morn, but it also could end up in waiting a long time. all depends. thinking. (Report) Reply

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