Treasure Island

saadat tahir

(21011965 / Islamabad-Pakistan)

We are everything


Together we are, everything and all.
Not destined to sulk, by the wayside fall.

Or sit all alone.
Like muted shiny stones.

The cliffs are daunting,
not we, though, wanting.

The wind will blow soft as a breeze.
It will only manage to caress the trees.

It'll not be hot nor will it freeze.
Make us smile, not make us sneeze.

They'll sway with us, the weeds and reeds.
Spill forth the mother, her pearly beads.

The sands shall glow.
As lapping seawaters, ebb and flow.

Those gulls will hover, to guide us bye.
As on mother nature's, bosom we lie.

The salty spray will add to the taste.
As we stroll the bay, without any haste.

I'll carry some of your bags,
tote them along, with my tattered rags.

Nothing will ever bring us down.
zipping from our city to a distant town.

Could be there, where we want to be.
From top of the cliff, far to see.

No spite shall remain in our weary heart.
Of which we had never, wanted a part.

What rests in memory, are decades behind.
Hand in hand, new out crops to find.

We'll thank life for whatever it taught.
And also fate for what it brought.

On our journey together, newer climbs,
new meaning to poetry, new life to rhymes.

Soaring higher to magical lofts.
A mystical life of perfumes and softs.

Above the hills and mountain caves.
Above the wilderness and lonely raves.

Flowing the course along rivers and bays.
skipping in gold dust that forever stays.

Liberated free, flap like eagle's wings.
Not care a fig, for them past things.

We'll not fly alone and be by our selves.
Like fist full of shekels stacked on shelves.

We'll say the magic mantra and those words,
that are silently said amid necking birds.

When colors will shimmer and rainbows bend.
Our loneliness to put, to a permanent end.

Revel in the vision of a verdant swath,
our right to tread that smoother path.

(Islamabad)
(Sep 05,2009)

Submitted: Sunday, September 06, 2009
Edited: Thursday, August 30, 2012

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  • Ken E Hall (8/31/2014 8:00:00 PM)

    Very nice to read which leaves a good feeling within the self and its worded lines are perfect...in retrospect it
    is like a mirror to my own happy wed life thanks for this poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (5/4/2013 1:27:00 PM)

    The happiness and bliss of being together is celebrated by feasting upon Mother Nature. It's imaginative, surreal a passionate, can be said a painting in words with beautiful visuals. (Report) Reply

  • Kasia Fedyk (5/26/2012 1:02:00 AM)

    Sat, this is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read, it truly is magical, Thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (4/5/2011 12:36:00 PM)

    'WE are Everything' this poem is a masterpiece, it so well written, it's absolutely wonderful, you've done a fine job here, Saadat. Blessings! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Iraj Hammad (12/20/2010 10:02:00 AM)

    This poem is so cool! A vivid imagination, composed beautifully!
    Loved it!
    Keep doing the good work!
    Good Luck! (Report) Reply

  • Gita Ashok (7/2/2010 2:45:00 AM)

    This one is so rich in imagery. Fabulous composition, indeed! I rate it a perfect 10. (Report) Reply

  • Ritty Patnaik (11/16/2009 10:05:00 AM)

    dear saadat.....i am sweapt in the tide and flow of this beautiful poem! a new style, yet endearingly written with great optimism.loved it.......ritty (Report) Reply

  • M A (9/29/2009 12:13:00 PM)

    Revel in the vision of a verdant swath,
    our right to tread that smoother path.

    Absolutely beautiful. Wish I were feeling more eloquent to praise the skill and the mind that created it. (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (9/19/2009 11:49:00 PM)

    good poem...the words meander and flow obligingly to your imaginative poetic wits, Saadat...thanks...10 (Report) Reply

  • Sadiqullah Khan (9/17/2009 12:42:00 AM)

    This is haunting, we are every thing that matters. A constant relation to nature of what is felt inside.Saadat, and good ryming too.10 (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (9/16/2009 12:35:00 AM)

    wow what a great couplets with perfect end rhymes.......profound theme with fine imagery...............loved it! 10 (Report) Reply

  • Shashendra Amalshan (9/15/2009 8:11:00 AM)

    This poem is different than your other works Sadaat..
    Yes, as Mamta said, this is a musical poem, yet at the same time, this poem gives a good message too... Loved reading this one..
    Very Well composed too..

    cheers// hope you are doing well! !
    Shan (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (9/15/2009 4:23:00 AM)

    one of the most beautiful poems I have read in a long time. it has such a beat, theme, imagery, melody, rhythm that uplifts and cheers.

    Mamta (Report) Reply

  • Ejaz Khan (9/14/2009 1:23:00 PM)

    A very nice write, Saadat, a bit different than your normal style, which is a pleasnt change, i like even the theme that is indeed a good message!
    Regrads (Report) Reply

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