Treasure Island

M.D Dinesh Nair

(Thrissur/Vijayawada)

THE SCARE REVISITED


As I flee from the scare of the mainland
And search for an Utopian solace down in a pool
My heart swells and smells like frosted blood.

Even as I begin to rejoice at my escape
The pool turns shallow and shallower
And I remain afloat its thin surface.

The scare is still there,

But I return to the life on the mainland
Even as many an eyebrows are raised
And new frowns adore the faces familiar.

Down within my heart melting in the heat
I search for a thought more prudent and sound
And I see someone shaking my hands for once!

It is the scare now befriending me
And I shall now travel with him by me and
Even then I say, 'He is there'.

Submitted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 22, 2013

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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/2/2013 12:28:00 PM)

    There is always scare in the real world.Scare of scarcity, adversity, uncertainty, and misahandling of resources. We must address all these to reduce the effect of scare. You revisited it nicely but don't befriend and compromise. Go your usual way. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (8/30/2013 8:42:00 AM)

    I think maybe only the very young are ever free of that constant shady companion. Interesting poem. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (8/26/2013 9:29:00 AM)

    We have to face life as it presents itself to us moment by moment. There's no escape from reality. A poem with a very good message (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (8/23/2013 7:01:00 AM)

    Embrace your fears and challenge them with humour and detemination, a great message in this soul searching and enllightening poem!
    Superb write! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/23/2013 1:12:00 AM)

    Don't shake hands with the Scare, but loosen his grip and return to the life of the mainland! If you willfully opt for his companionship, who can save you? Fear and scare have many eyes and they see more illusory things than real! ! Have the will to banish scares and wisdom finds the way! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (8/23/2013 12:57:00 AM)

    Aswath, do you mean a scared man can write a good poem? When Valsa madam chides me, I listen to her.. Note: She mostly apreciates me and when I try to toy with wayward thoughts, she chides me and of course, I deserve it. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (8/23/2013 12:31:00 AM)

    Thank you Ms Shahzia for your words of equations, permutations and combinations! (Report) Reply

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