Treasure Island

Khairul Ahsan


You And Me


You and me,
Passed thirty years and three,
Through Spring and Winter, rain and shine,
Enjoyed our life, barely with a hint of a whine.

You and me,
Like birds on a tree,
Built our nest, with endless zest,
Hardly caring about taking some rest.

You and me,
Went on a spree,
To adorn our sweet little hut,
Not much knowing, what was what!

You and me,
Started a family,
Before realizing what could be,
The meaning of life, entwined, not free!

You and me,
While sipping tea,
Made our plans, like a bumblebee,
To gather pollen for 'our youngs to be'.

You and me,
In the days windy,
Have weathered many storms,
Wearing unpleasant crowns of thorns.

You and me,
Both heartily agree,
That we have lived our eventful life,
Singing a chorus, without much strife.


Dhaka
06 October 2013
Copyright Reserved.

Submitted: Sunday, October 06, 2013
Edited: Sunday, March 02, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to my wife who bore with me thru' life's twists and turns,
For so many years, without a fuss, taking care of all my concerns.
Couldn't thank her enough for what she has done, from the day one,
It's just a small gesture, to appreciate the long run, with lots of fun!

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  • Amitava Sur (7/9/2014 10:18:00 PM)

    I wish that you and me should always be associated with a glee
    They always should hum and sing with a pleasing symphony. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/3/2014 12:41:00 AM)

    @Emma Field,
    Thanks for appreciating my poem and leaving your inspiring comment here. Truly inspired! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/3/2014 12:21:00 AM)

    @Mallika Achuthan Menon
    Thanks for reading my poem and leaving your comment there. I am inspired.
    Hope you will find time to read some more and offer some words as feedback. (Report) Reply

  • Emma Field (1/1/2014 9:43:00 PM)

    Love the poem: D
    You and me,
    While sipping tea,
    Made our plans, like a bumblebee,
    To gather pollen for 'our youngs to be'.

    You and me,
    In the days windy,
    Have weathered many storms,
    Wearing unpleasant crowns of thorns.
    I likke them words alot even though i love all the poem [3 thumbs up (Report) Reply

  • Mallika Achuthan Menon (12/4/2013 10:26:00 AM)

    Very nice poem!
    You and me
    Like birds on a tree
    Build our nest, with endless zest!
    I liked these lines a lot....And thanks for
    your valuable comments about my poem.Once again thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/1/2013 11:28:00 PM)

    @Sandra Feldman
    My heartfelt thanks and appreciation for this beautiful interpretation you have made of my narration-like poem. The poem has been beautified by your thoughtful words.
    '., and as the years go by one soul starts blending into the other and you become as one. '...like molten metals blend?
    'The recounting of good moments and not so good ones is done in a very artful and touching way'
    Very kind. Thank you so much! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/1/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    @Ethan Ying,
    Thanks for your comment.
    If and when a poem is 'troublesome' to read, it's not a poem. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/1/2013 8:29:00 PM)

    @Husna Amin,
    Thanks for your comment on my poem.
    Yes, marriage is an institution. It's like a banyan tree which comes to stay, and from it spreads the roots, branches, leaves etc to leave their mark. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/1/2013 8:15:00 PM)

    @Cassandra Jasmine,
    Indeed these are very, very sweet words, and your praise about my rhyming as against yours brought smiles to my face.
    Cassie, you have a wonderful, , clean heart and your verses come from there, so your thoughts are pristine and precious!
    My heartfelt thanks for the sweetness you have showered on me. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (10/28/2013 9:41:00 PM)

    A poem filled with all the sweet events and sometimes more difficult moments of many years spent together, a lifetime maybe. No closer union exists in this world than the loving time spent together with the same person, You have expressed it vividly, tenderly and beautifully., and as the years go by one soul starts blending into the other and you become as one. The recounting of good moments and not so good ones is done in a very artful and
    touching way (Report) Reply

  • Husna Amin (10/23/2013 10:57:00 AM)

    This is a marvelous poem. Marriage is a wonderful institution and the beautiful lines sure makes it believable! (Report) Reply

  • Cassandra Jasmine (10/21/2013 2:58:00 PM)

    Simple yet intricate; it undoubtedly will catch one's attention! I love all the metaphors, the rhymes, the descriptiveness... Everything! ! How you manage to rhyme everything, but not make anything sound nonsensical, is a mystery to me. Pray, how do you so? Every time I try to rhyme my poems, they turn out like something one would find in a pile of litter. (Report) Reply

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