Treasure Island

Abdul Wahab


>>> Pretending to be dead


Love and care which I am not bereft of
From people of my own and surrounding's
Yet I have a plan real naughty and mischievous
To check whether their affections genuine or not
I lay flat and stop my nerves and close my eyes
Just like a man under attack by a bear in a forest
And I pretend to be perfectly dead
The news spread like a gust of wind
And I see words within a minute
Coming from colored and coated lips
On televising I hear them reading my demise
Here at home on the ground
Father of the only son
Daughter of the darling father
Repeatedly faint on the cushion

And in the community hall
Relatives and friends are in pain and expressed grief
Seeing upon my face
And meeting with me for the last time
All these excited me and I wish to shout
Hey! Stop crying! I too love you all
But I can not
As other scenes yet to come

In the grave yard I am laid
Wrapped in while
While all are crying and praying for my soul
And for the first time in my life what I listen
I cannot believe
Friend and foe all in a same tone say
I was really, really a good man
With this my heart cheers and I am thrilled
No more I can hold myself
And I jump up and say
Go home, I am alive
And you all pass the test
While I deserve letter marks pretending dead!

Submitted: Thursday, June 05, 2014

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