Treasure Island

Amann Aroraa

(28 March 1993 / New Delhi)

I still need you


On nights darker than others,
My anxiousness succeeds my goodwill
Like an afraid kid, bullied by mean folks,
I lie on my bed, uneasy, unstill.

I wonder around the house to find a mean
For satisfying the unreasonable quest.
I finish my tour outside your room,
Where I stand with a renewed zest.

I spent years to make you believe
That I can manage everything on my own.
But, on these nights, darker than others,
All those claims are gone.

I want to yell, but I whisper to myself
Old enough, but I still need you.
When every one has a doubtful eye on me,
I need you to tell me what I can do.
When everyone laugh and make fun when I fail
I need you to pamper me on my defeat.
When every one leaves me in the hole alone,
I need your hand to support my shivering feet.
When every one is losing the human in him,
I need you to narrate the bedtime tales.
When every one is tormented in desert's flame.
I need your company in beautiful vales.

Submitted: Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

A tribute to my parents and those all around the world. I tried to give it an innocent touch with simple words. Love you Paa and Maa.

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  • Shraddha The Poetess (9/7/2013 1:24:00 PM)

    vryyy vryy well composed...........bhaiyaa it actually consists all emotions of a child who actually need his parents...his maa and paa.............they r just the basis of life of a child... a child at any age, , , or at any stage of life need that simple bt precious call beta from them......... (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (4/15/2013 4:15:00 AM)

    parents r reqd for a child be it at any age, they r alwys dearly missed, specially wen they v r far away from them....well written (Report) Reply

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