Khairul Ahsan

Gold Star - 9,772 Points (Bangladesh)

Uncertain - Poem by Khairul Ahsan

Suddenly we met again that day,
On a railway carriage.
Our destinations were different,
Our glances were recurrent,
For some time we were near
Each other, though not together.

I had to disembark first,
With no word said but smiles cast,
Half acknowledged and half lost,
While I kept my fingers crossed.
Couldn't know your destination
As I didn't ask about your station.

Wondered where you would go,
Which home you would enter,
Which bed you would retire on,
And like your old habit,
Would you read a poem or two,
From the book kept under your pillow?

Would you wander to a fairyland,
While still holding the book in hand,
Would you see a dream wide awake?
Where slowly appears a poet's visage,
One that you love or not, is a mystery,
One that creeps into the lines of poetry.


Dhaka
24 January 2015
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Suddenly met, slowly disappeared, but the thoughts remain!

Comments about Uncertain by Khairul Ahsan

  • Gold Star - 9,772 Points Khairul Ahsan (2/21/2015 12:20:00 PM)

    @Sandra Feldman,
    Thanks for leaving such a remarkable comment on my poem.
    'Love, Mystery, and Poetry intermingle in this rhythmical Masterpiece' is a high tribute I could have hardly imagined I deserved.
    Thanks from the core of my heart! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 12,191 Points Bri Edwards (2/3/2015 11:33:00 PM)

    favorite lines so far:

    Half acknowledged and half lost,
    While I kept my fingers crossed. .......and nice rhyming.

    and:

    Would you see a dream wide awake?
    Where slowly appears a poet's visage, ........ a poet? initials: K.A.? ?

    a little spooky at the end. mysterious. a former love? a true experience you had? a made-up story?

    in any case, i enjoyed reading it twice, and shall send it to MyPoemList. bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,527 Points Susan Lacovara (2/3/2015 7:09:00 AM)

    Often, I think of those lost opportunities, to engage in opening a door to a dialogue, that could have unlocked the mystery of the unknown. The what it's..... I love this scribe. A story, only you can properly tell. PEACEful parting. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,772 Points Khairul Ahsan (1/31/2015 12:36:00 AM)

    @Alesia Leach,
    Thanks for reading my poem and appreciating it. Much obliged.
    Hope I shall get you more frequently on my page. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,967 Points Alesia Leach (1/30/2015 6:47:00 PM)

    Very visual, I felt like I was standing there watching. Nicely penned. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Elias Uddin (1/27/2015 11:10:00 PM)

    Would you wander to a fairyland,
    While still holding the book in hand,
    Would you see a dream wide awake?
    Where slowly appears a poet's visage,
    One that you love or not, is a mystery,
    One that creeps into the lines of poetry.

    Nice imagination! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 23,262 Points Sandra Feldman (1/25/2015 2:54:00 AM)

    This is a very great and unusual poem. The scene is painted perfectly and with great artistry by the poet. We participate, like in a film and understand the feelings conveyed.
    Love, Mystery, and Poetry intermingle in this rhythmical Masterpiece. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 38,318 Points Akhtar Jawad (1/25/2015 2:52:00 AM)

    A nice description of the mystery of love...................10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 24, 2015


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