A Table Lamp On The Corner Table
Nothing on his left,
by Akhtar Jawad
nothing on his right,
nothing is behind,
nothing is ahead,
well he's not on the floor,
if not on the roof,
it's a lovely bed,
with an electric lamp on the corner table
within the reach of a lonely poet
and it's giving him a reason to live.
When it's too dark,
just lying on the bed
a restless man,
ignored and isolated,
switches on his only close friend
he can kiss and touch
and get light of beautiful words
written by his distant friends
from all over the world.
Wishes and greetings
on the marvelous days,
posts on various websites
encouraging him to live,
inspiring him to write.
He feels as if all his friends
are with him in the lonely room.
Thanks to the table lamp
it's you who made visible
dear unseen friends.
he is no more alone,
many times a day
he switches on it,
sees his friends,
and sees a rainbow,
and when it rains,
he becomes a little naughty!
When he notices a friend is absent,
he regrets his naught,
he switches off the table lamp.
With tears in his eyes he decides
he will not switch on it anymore!
But he is helpless in love of a table lamp
a source of light he needs
to enlighten his soul.
In a moment when frustration starts killing him,
he sees a post from his absent friend,
he becomes a naughty poet once again,
he is inspired to write another naughty poem,
and then smiles once again on his naught!
He is at all not greedy to be recognized as a poet
for him it's enough that he won friends from all over the world
and his poems will not die with him
it will remain in the hearts of so many websites.