Treasure Island

M.D DINESH NAIR

(9 -21 / Thrissur (Kerala) / Vijayawada (A.P) , India)

SHELTER HOME


Rains and floods of all seasons
Surrender to her shelter home.
Hot flames and drought of all times
Succumb to her shelter home.

It stands with its four doors open
In the heart of the tiny lagoon far off the lands wild.

Care and love are its first two pillars,
And concern and attachment are the other two pillars.
Down the times immemorial her shelter home has stood there
Through the thick and thin of all civilizations!

A shelter home of the righteous mother, sister or daughter
That has four doors open for your entry.
'O man, living in the wild of your fantasy and passion
Come to reside in this shelter home of hers'.

It is in a lagoon of all perfection manifest
And it is built of no brick and mortar.
It is carved out of the stone of suffering
And it is roofed with the feathers of sacrifice.


Her shelter home will stand alone in the lagoon
With a million stars smiling at it all the nights.

Minds and Hearts of men from lands will once
Surely be seeking asylum in this shelter home.
And then with your wild lands turning barren for ever
O man, you will be surrendering to her for ever.

Submitted: Sunday, January 06, 2013
Edited: Sunday, January 06, 2013

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We have to foresee man`s final acceptance of woman`s love. That will re-write the pages of our civilization.

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  • Unwritten Soul (1/9/2013 7:12:00 AM)

    The strong words for people to rebuild understanding about one of the thing we should see..._Soul (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/8/2013 1:58:00 PM)

    Very beautiful and sensitive write - few men will climb down from their self-imposed authority to show such respect for women, if they did, the world would be a better place with fewer rapes, either physical or psychological. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (1/7/2013 10:35:00 AM)

    What alovely poem on womenfolk written from the core of the heart! Very few men can discern and accept a woman as such. I loved the great write and enjoyed it. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/6/2013 9:51:00 PM)

    Oh! What potent assertion of woman's love and selfless sacrifice at a time when she is treated as a commodity! All mothers, sisters and daughters are glorified as this encomium comes from a man! Let she not betray the trust reposed on her! I give you a 10 for this great write! (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Hsi (1/6/2013 10:20:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful and moving poetic discourse on the myriad qualities of a woman's love. Thank you for your most inspiring poem. (Report) Reply

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