Treasure Island

Amann Aroraa

(28 March 1993 / New Delhi)


There's a wish that heartens my heart.
Like the unanticipated smile following the shed of tears.
The gloom that ever exists
Melts to a soft cheerful hum.

From over the horizon, birds fly by,
Chirruping a melody
That wakes up the town,
And the early risers hear the birds sing.
When the children go to school,
Their parents sing that song to them.
And the children sing it too
All the way to school.
A flash of festivity
Sizzles through the town.
People from all walks of life join the chorus.
The hoarse voices sweeten,
As all sing in unison.

And the tough general at the border
Irrespective of the flag on his chest,
Sings two lines of it.
Wrong lyrics,
But he sings.

And those who never knew me
By either face or name,
Unknowingly visits the place,
Where dead I lay,
Burned or buried,
Does it matter?
Faces, toothless and wrinkled.
Faces, toothless and bright.
All sing in peace and harmony.
A song I wish to write.

A song I wish to write,
That lives beyond me,
Beyond clocks, beyond calendars,
A song that serves my purpose,
And marks my legacy.

Submitted: Thursday, March 06, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

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Wriiten on 4 March 2014.In an interview, a famous Hindi language Indian poet and lyricist said that he wanted to be a 'song' in next life, as it has a life of its own and he wants to travel places being a song. Inspired by his statement, this poem is written.

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