Treasure Island

Mohabeer Beeharry

(23 November 1937 / Mauritius)

I need to know


I have eyes,
But I cannot see what I need to see.
I have ears,
I cannot hear what I need to hear.
What I see and hear
Have got me no further than
From where I was in the first place.
Stunted!
I need to see where the road of my life is leading;
Beyond this perishable
Piece of flesh and bones,
Where the senses,
Pretentious and ignorant cannot reach,
dying a natural death.
I need to know
What is that light burning in the distance
Telling me of subtle places,
Where immortality is never too far,
Always is.
I need to know
Who speaks in the silence of the night
Reproaching me,
Wake up, I am here, the one you are looking for.
And you are sleeping?
Nothing seems real here,
Dying before I reach them.
How can I trust anything?
Or hold to something
That cannot hold itself?
Wisdom lies somewhere,
Beyond the fringe of this handful of mortal dust.
I need to know the way.
It's all around me, calling.
Yet I cannot find the way.
Cloistered, I die to rare off
Like the grounded peacock.

Submitted: Saturday, September 07, 2013
Edited: Saturday, September 07, 2013

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  • Heather Wilkins (9/20/2013 5:04:00 PM)

    I need to see where the road of my life is leading So easy is we all coud just see it ahead of time. a good read (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (9/12/2013 1:41:00 PM)

    an unusual poem of its kind...very deep and based on those questions which we really need to ask from ourselves...there's something we need to know, and something we need to practise... a very good write! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Tiku . (9/7/2013 12:49:00 PM)

    This is extraordinary writing sir.I love your write basing upon life's hidden meaning.Awesome. (Report) Reply

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