Treasure Island

Abdul Wahab


>Rattle


Something is crawling
Not so quick

not so slowly
in the middle of my belly

It can not be an insect
Or a reptile

As I feel its claws
Scratching the walls

I can not face
And remain brave
For ever

One day
The truth will reveal
And you lose your strength

The house you built
So long
And with so much care

Will collapse
So soon
With a big thud

Like a pack of pins
Along with 6 walls
Dream, hope and love

It creates a fear
Along with a sound
Very Strange

It may not be of an owl
Or a howl of a lion

But it is very fearful
When it rattles..

Submitted: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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  • Diane Hine (5/20/2013 6:46:00 AM)

    The certainty that sooner or later we'll have to deal with bad news. Perfectly expressed. The poem resonates (or rattles) . (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/19/2013 12:34:00 PM)

    The gnawing insecurities of man infests us all.
    We all live in a house of cards. Nicely written,
    your words created a slow beat to the inevitable fall. (Report) Reply

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