Treasure Island

Rajesh Thankappan

(Guwahati)

The Fort


With a certain thought
I built a mental fort
And fortified it further
With a deep, wide, moat.

A friend came knocking
A friendly thought,
But I dumped him blindly
In the deep, wide, moat.

No! my prejudiced mind
Was petrified like a stone
That if failed to recognize
What to accept or disown.

Submitted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/5/2014 8:38:00 AM)

    A thought provoking poem. You have penned it very well. Some time it is very very difficult to recognise foe or friend. A fear in mind can make one feel all are foe, and these fear doesn't allow one to read a person and best friends are lost forever due to own mistake....Which is very sad. (Report) Reply

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