Treasure Island

Shouvik Roy

(26th january 1992 / Kolkata)

Voices


As I lie on my bed outstretched,
Gazing at the covered up sky;
Some voices strange I hear in my head,
Sizzling, rumbling, laughing by
My ears left and right; but
A qualm would arise, is this in my head?
Or just something outside, unsure I
Lie, hearing the voices' desire,
To stop me, to kill me, of not letting me fly;
But still I lie on my bed outstretched,
Waiting for the voices to die;
Stubborn, deadly, cunning voices;
They want me to fall, with my dreams
Down the sky so wide,
That leads to the golden world
Of laughter and light,
So I lie on my bed outstretched,
Looking at the grey tube-light,
I get off my bed with a whirling dread
But walk with a wry
And turn on the light,
The voices would die,
I bid them goodbye.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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  • Captain Cur (6/27/2012 4:56:00 PM)

    Well written and composed, I liked the buildup
    and positive ending to a dark poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kasia Fedyk (6/27/2012 1:19:00 PM)

    It is a very real and deep poem, we all experience the voices from time to time, the light is always there whenever we need it and want it. Beautiful Shouvik as always! ! Love and Light (Report) Reply

  • Darkangel Flyfree (6/27/2012 9:52:00 AM)

    This one seems dark and powerful with the voices that won't stop, but as soon as you turn on the light there gone. I like it, Great poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (6/27/2012 6:55:00 AM)

    A pinch of each different flavors can spice a poem so nice...at least it works on you...nicely taste and u are good chef here...fresh words on the table! LOL_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (6/27/2012 4:00:00 AM)

    This poem is well written. Good. But the voices that this person hears, are not good. At least, at last he/she woke up and on the light to say goodbye to the voices.. Nice plot..Thank you for the invitation, Roy. (Report) Reply

  • Pheko Motaung (6/27/2012 3:47:00 AM)

    A perfect poem! It has the mystery and the sense of impeding but not allowed to happen doom.I love this magic incantation poem.You're my favorite poet (Report) Reply

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