Treasure Island

M.D Dinesh Nair

(Thrissur/Vijayawada)

WHEN SHALL I BEFRIEND YOU?


Befriending you
Can be a season`s joy for me
Perhaps much more than that!

In my phases laden with terrible gloom
Or in the corridors of my home of delusions
You may please, pace with me often!

But how to befriend you
Is a million dollar dilemma for me
And you know it.

A thousand miles up in the sky
You may like to linger for a few more years
But by then my mission will have been upset for ever.

Stretch out your hand for once, I plead
Let me stop this groping in the dark
And let me see you for a while.

Befriending you
Has to be my final act in search of the bliss
That has been all elusive till this very hour.

In the swirl-pool of obvious under currents
I may one day be sucked unto the depths of
The horror of an abyss unfathomed!

Before that happens, I plead
I want to befriend you
If you are there as they all say.......

Submitted: Thursday, May 01, 2014
Edited: Saturday, May 03, 2014

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (6/20/2014 1:22:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem which can be interpreted in different dimensions.
    Befriending you
    Has to be my final act in search of the bliss...This can be our eternal soul and final act? ?

    But how to befriend you
    Is a million dollar dilemma for me
    And you know it......
    Your poem puts readers in a puzzle. Is it befriending soul only at the last?
    Surely, this can be done even when alive too, especially through mediation....Your poem just put me in puzzle..... (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (5/13/2014 11:30:00 AM)

    ...a million dollar dilemma this poem is, Dinesh ji, and you know it; i read it thrice and every time it rendered something different to me, the poem over all esp. the style offers an amazing read, what to call it, a soliloquy, an apostrophy, a monologue...whatever it is, i feel it has created ripples of reactions and interpretations, if it is going to my poem list then there is a reason that i want to turn to it again for the voice speaking here! (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (5/12/2014 12:22:00 PM)

    Befriend yourself Dinesh. All that you need to live your life spiritually exists within you. Befriend yourself and know that you are loved within your heart. (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (5/9/2014 7:03:00 AM)

    Loved reading this. Do you really want to befriend......
    I have a feeling that at subterranean level we all atheists are believers. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (5/6/2014 4:17:00 PM)

    Good luck with your befriending Dinesh, but I suspect it will not happen - like you, I am atheistic. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (5/5/2014 5:49:00 AM)

    Deep, complex and searching for something to believe in and to have faith that somebody is watching over you when your darkest, moments torment you and seem to cast you aside, a plea for peace and a sanctuary to heal your wounded soul!
    Brilliant write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (5/3/2014 7:19:00 AM)

    This poem can be interpreted in many ways...! Apparently it is about a meeting of the protagonist with an ideal or person which he hopes would open up a new sky for him.... At a deeper level... this can be the quest of a seeker after an abstract or real entity whose presence, he is not fully convinced of... but the rest of the world keeps telling, it is there whose very sight is believed to dispel all gloom and brighten the dark paths....!

    However the protagonist eagerly awaits the impactful encounter! (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (5/3/2014 6:49:00 AM)

    The horror of an abyss unfathomed!
    That's horrible my friend. Don't get there. I extend my hand. You are my friend. Let us be friends. (Report) Reply

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