Treasure Island

Amitava Sur

(20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

In My Twenties

When I was in my twenties,
So happy was I -
An aggressive, impatient youth -
Aspiring everything to be mine.

I was so confident being lead with my pride
Moving like a war horse –shaking it's tuft of manes.
Whatever I desired – I had to win,
Blood flew down the veins in electric speed.
Vigor was so high - like waves of the sea
Anything and everything was under my domain.
I was a king in my own kingdom -
A victor with his zeal,
A ruler to rule only - nothing to listen.
I was a Robinhood, a Nepoleon or a Chengis
To win and to own was my one and only aim.
No matter how small or big was any deal–
Anyway, I have to have - I learned only to get.

When I was in my twenties,
So happy was I -
An aggressive, impatient youth -
Aspiring everything to be mine.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Edited: Saturday, March 08, 2014

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Amitava (31.10.2013)

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  • Roseann Shawiak (7/10/2014 5:18:00 AM)

    Ahhh youth, a time of breaking free, becoming independent, listening only to an inner self. Living like there's no tomorrow, seeking and taking everything possible, no fear of anything, a boundless energy serving self. Yes, I too remember those days of liberty, those are the memories that keep me going even now. A really great poem, intense honest emotion, passion, desire. Too bad it doesn't always last into your senior years, but that is when we become set in our ways and careful of decisions we make. Thank you, Amitava for another fantastic poem! ! Love it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (2/17/2014 3:50:00 AM)

    Impulsive, rash, daring, unbound energy thats d glory of youth.......and wen we cross 35 becomes d nostalgic emblem of something lost yet embeded i n true (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (12/25/2013 8:44:00 AM)

    The impetuous youth and its unbridled motion is beautifully potrayed! Probably, this is true of most of the youngsters! But there comes a time when passions and desires cool down! In the heat of blood, pumped through our veins, we imagine ourselves to be monarchs of our unquestioned empire! ! Great write! ! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (11/2/2013 12:28:00 PM)

    When we were young we did things that in later life we regret. When we were youg nothing was impossible. A good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (11/1/2013 8:02:00 AM)

    In youth the world is an egg waiting to be discovered. Dreams are waiting to be fulfilled. a lovely poem full of truth. Oh the days of youth. (Report) Reply

  • Donald Kuutsi (11/1/2013 6:22:00 AM)

    Wow what a great poem, this is brilliant Amitava keep the fire burning! ! ! I cordially invite you to read my new poem ''heaven l need a hug and my poem collaboration entittled ''the told legend'' (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (10/31/2013 10:57:00 AM)

    Vibrant as you danced with life no fear just a sense of boundless energy, that was within your happy soul embracing and daring life to live up to your great expectations!
    Uplifting and great write! (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (10/31/2013 8:20:00 AM)

    A very vibrant and uplifting write describing the youthful era of living in the twenties.
    This is a time that you can spread your wings and fly and conquer the world. Nothing
    seems impossible at this wonderful age. Life really begins to get good and the skies
    the limit. A great experience and a delightful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (10/31/2013 6:17:00 AM)

    Now i cant imagine what my next decades like...because i do feel like a firework now..did my glory exploded all and will never burst another glory later? ...LOL...interesting write as Lyn said...and age, please dont draw me wrinkles on my body hahaha_Soul (Report) Reply

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