Treasure Island

Aufie Zophy

(18 October 1964)

Y... Close to my children


I was dreaming
I was a magnificent tree
With my children as saplings
standing around me
sharing my roots

I was dreaming
I was a beautiful rose
With my children as buds
standing near me
on the same stalk

I was dreaming
I was a reddish apple
with my children as blossoms
standing near me
on the same branch

I woke up
and my children were near me
So many thanks, my God.


Bachok, Nov 2011










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Submitted: Friday, November 18, 2011
Edited: Friday, March 22, 2013

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  • Vipins Puthooran (12/5/2011 12:18:00 PM)

    'Tis a fantastic poem, ,
    May your childern be stood like olive buds around your table and be shined their grace for the wellness of the world! ! ! ! ! 10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (11/27/2011 2:10:00 AM)

    I have eyes to see all your dreams and I have soul to feel what you need
    And as my eyes send images to my mind, through images i gained my thought
    and my thought got understanding as well as when it reach my soul..The understanding
    tells me all...So as if you was a tree of roses that fruiting red apples
    and i will bear saplings, bud and blossom always around you
    because the root was same, and sharing same love too
    Nice poem....so beautiful! ! ! _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Cristina Teodor (11/24/2011 9:18:00 AM)

    Nice metaphor you used, family should always be an entity with its unwritten laws like your tree that lives with its branches in harmony and unity..Cristina Teodor (Report) Reply

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