Treasure Island

Tan Pratonix

(Triolet, Mauritius)

Poems of Tan Pratonix

1. A Hand Reached Out from Heaven 1/27/2006
2. A Question to Ponder 1/26/2006
3. African Rhythms 1/27/2006
4. After Reading Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' 1/28/2006
5. All the Faces are the Same 2/11/2006
6. All Things Must Pass 2/3/2006
7. An Aeroplane Drones Through the Sky 1/28/2006
8. Anguish is a Mental Pain 2/1/2006
9. Annihilation 2/7/2006
10. Ant and Dragonfly 2/3/2006
11. Archaeopteryx 2/3/2006
12. Before the Storm 1/28/2006
13. Beneath the Apple Boughs 1/27/2006
14. Bird-Magic 2/7/2006
15. Borodoro the Bull 2/11/2006
16. Brookeian Sonnet 2/2/2006
17. Chill Cancer 2/11/2006
18. Crime and Punishment in the Dark Ages 2/28/2006
19. Death in the Jungle 1/26/2006
20. Encounter 2/3/2006

The Fate of a Child

Flourishing,
like a sapling, green
and tender
and full of life, sprouts
a young child,
pure and innocent,
in a world strewn
with seeds of vice
and corruption;

Only to be choked
by hateful weeds,
only to wither
a rotting corpse
which crumbles
to dust.

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