Treasure Island

Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

Lying in Wait

Come brother let’s sit under memory’s canopy
Walk down olden times chatter childishly
Forgetting the ravaged mind the years’ tempest
Retrieve the tender moments in heart's youthful jest!

Come brother let’s hold hands like the days of yore
Walk down to find that house knock on its door
It must still be standing in the sun whitewashed clean
Waiting for us to go back dig out treasures within!

Come brother let’s go back to that half-lit classroom
Where the walls bear our scribbles the blackboard our gloom
The air still must breathe there our voice and hidden sigh
Unmended is the windowpane through which we stole the sky!

Come brother let’s go back to our childhood’s playground
Where small feet kicked dust at day end turned homebound
It craves our splashing touch contemplates the placid stream
The two that no more come remembered only in dream!

Come brother let’s once more take that precious ride
Tug each other’s heartstrings bring out the child inside
Forgetting the weathered skin the worry beaten face
Go hunting for the lost treasure of unshackled happiness!

Submitted: Monday, January 06, 2014
Edited: Monday, January 06, 2014

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  • Valsa George (1/6/2014 11:47:00 PM)

    Fantastic! ! Pradip this has taken me for a stroll through memories' lane! ! Enjoyed so much and this deserves a sure 10 (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Colon (1/6/2014 9:08:00 AM)

    This flows beautifully. If only we could return to childhood when we so willed it. Few responsibilities, hardly any worries. I think many would never come back to the present. (Report) Reply

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