Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 97,902 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Desires And Dreams - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

He was very much fond of crushing sugar cane,
With the teeth so strong, and sucking its juice,
Then came a day when all his teeth were lost due to age,
Now he couldn't crush and took the juice packed in tins,
His desire to crush and suck did not die,
Desire is an instinct given by God.
One day after watching a serial on TV,
A serial on aliens who came on earth,
And helped some men in curing their disease,
He went to bed but could not sleep.
He left the bed and walked to a lonely place,
Expecting to meet an alien for help.
And to his surprise a ship from space,
Really came there and took him in,
He was moved to a cabin and laid on a table,
He was made unconscious and when came in conscious,
He found again healthy tooth on the jaws,
He jumped from the table and rushed to the door,
He then came out and ran to a field of sugar cane,
While on way he slipped and fell down,
And found himself on his same old bed,
No tooth on the jaws.

Topic(s) of this poem: dreams

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  • Rajnish Manga (1/11/2017 11:31:00 PM)

    Interesting dream sequence. Shows aging as a reality out there to stall fulfillment of even the most innocent of desires in life. Thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/13/2016 4:47:00 AM)

    Enjoyed this poem........................................................... (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (8/4/2015 12:30:00 AM)

    Awww I was expecting a happy ending with him eating sugar cane again, but you make it even more interesting and the reader raises his or her eyebrows in shock. Excellent write..... (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2015 5:35:00 PM)

    An interesting and thoughtful write..........................10 (Report) Reply

  • (4/21/2014 1:32:00 AM)

    a dream almost surrealistic, well done. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 20, 2014

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