Treasure Island

Harindhar Reddy

(Sept/19/1983 / Haliya, Hyderabad, India)

Stardom or Boredom! A LONELY RED BIRD Flies in My Natural Kingdom!


I am eight and twenty, a lonely rose – no one close to sit with;
Here are no companions nor kin and kith, I live in lonely myth!
Sitting in the empty hall by myself at the day dawn in the white;
I feel awful – awful beyond all – crying gently dusk in the night.
Stardom or boredom! A lonely red bird flies in my natural kingdom!
Harum-scarum! Humdrum! A solo bird beats the lonely drum!

Aloof I am, sitting in the dark; aloof I am, with my lonely bark;
Aloof I am, butterflies helter-skelter in me at lonely gaze!
Aloof I am, there is a void; there is a vacuum in my lonely daze;
Aloof I am sitting with empty ache; aloof I am – a lonely lark.
Stardom or boredom! A lonely red bird flies in my natural kingdom!
Harum-scarum! Humdrum! A solo bird beats the lonely drum!

Aloof I am, these many shocks, lonely talks only for me, tell me why?
Aloof I am, I beg thee – don’t enter my only soul everyday, I say....
Aloof I am, I don’t want to be aloof in anyway – even on holiday;
Aloof I am, I say thee – I don't want to live, I want to die for lonely sigh!
Stardom or boredom! A lonely red bird flies in my natural kingdom!
Harum-scarum! Humdrum! A solo bird beats the lonely drum!

Aloof I am – a sole flower in a field; a sole child does not shield;
Aloof I am – a moonless night, stormy weather sets the tone…….
Aloof I am in turbulent weather, me a solo feather in deserted scene;
Aloof I am, in lonely battle, with a fresh cut I gave up! I yield!
Stardom or boredom! A lonely red bird flies in my natural kingdom!
Harum-scarum! Humdrum! A solo bird beats the lonely drum!

Submitted: Thursday, November 10, 2011

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  • Unwritten Soul (11/10/2011 3:55:00 PM)

    'Harindhar style' i can see clearly here very well...the way you write and the pull of the story, shape of emotion is real you..Perfect art! There's a lot of nice lines i really like..i smile for your playful words, it amazing and interesting...you not only try to create atmosphere but also constructing music plane in your poems....that's the best things you always do and i call it as Harindhar style hahaha :) _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Jacqui Broad (11/10/2011 1:31:00 PM)

    A solo bird beats the lonely drum... Your poetry are so musical. I like your style very much... (Report) Reply

  • Crimson Love (11/10/2011 12:45:00 PM)

    The angst of being lonely, we all feel it at times.

    'I am eight and twenty, a lonely rose – no one close to sit with;
    Here are no companions nor kin and kith, I live in lonely myth! '

    Truly amazing! (Report) Reply

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