Treasure Island

Magic Box

(September 3,1992)


'What is it? '
The silence
Breaks into bits
'I forgot where the switch,
Goddamn it! '

Chic-Tic tschh
Weird sounds I hear
My heart goes shhhh

'What's that? '
I sat 'That thing,
With the hat,
And looks so fat!
Eyes just like a cat! '

'Hand held head
Of some distant dead?
Is there dragon
Now crawling
Under my bed? '

Something hissed,
I guess I missed
'Sis! You creep!
Too late now
I have already pissed! ! ! '

Submitted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Something I wrote for my nephew..

Comments about this poem (Paranoia by Magic Box )

Enter the verification code :

  • Shahzia Batool (12/9/2013 12:26:00 PM)

    Poems in the D-Structure of the poet are never understood completely, this one looks like a juvenile, suspense drama...with the role of punctuation and the play of rhymes and sounds! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (12/4/2013 5:11:00 AM)

    Groping in the dark, you couldn't locate the switch
    Or in your panic, you forgot where it was
    By the time you understood what it was
    You had left your bed, wet and soaking...... Very courageous young fellow! Condolences! !

    Great play of sounds, Aswath! Congrats! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (12/3/2013 4:44:00 PM)

    A tough poet you are and it is a hard poem for me.. Can't understand and need second and third reading.. (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

New Poems

  1. Day-lily, Susan Stewart
  2. A flock of birds, gajanan mishra
  3. Lotfi, Nassy Fesharaki
  4. To The Moonbyrd Wandering, mary douglas
  5. My Shooting Star, Francie Lynch
  6. The Lost Colony, Susan Stewart
  7. I No Longer Stand Alone, Babatunde Aremu
  8. The Owl, Susan Stewart
  10. The Map of the World Confused with Its T.., Susan Stewart

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

[Hata Bildir]