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Life Vs Death

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English Poetry

Once death visits a  house,

It sheds a shadow of gloom

So dark,

That a hundred suns of smiles

Cannot cast it out.

Once death  visits a house,

It spills a shade of sorrow

So dense,

That a thousand dyes of comforts

Cannot blot it out.

Once death visits a house,

It sounds a shock of fear

So dinning,

That a million serenades of joys

Cannot shut it out.

And yet,

The struggle for survival

Persists,

Until the last breath,

And even after,

Perhaps.

Kusum

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Gion Gion says:

    Kusum,
    vivid pictures painted, so true to experience.
    “It spills a shade of sorrow
    So dense,
    That a thousand dyes of comforts
    Cannot blot it out.” – marvelous lines.
    So death is obviously inevitable yet we try to hang on in this life or the next. I feel an ambiguity in the closing lines, our faith under the spotlight – the what and why of it. It makes one wonder,
    Fergus

  2. Kusum,
    It runs like a song where the inevitability and gloom of death are foregone yet the living try to strive on for now and forever . The last lines leave room for an open interpretation.
    sarala

  3. Vishvnand says:

    Hearty kudos for the poem & its design
    For this ordained phenomenon we must rejoice while we mourn
    A beauty of a poem on Life vs Death
    I have heard in some clan they go so much as to celebrate death
    It is hard on people who to mourn are left behind
    But what it must be to the soul that has left the body & is gone

  4. medhini says:

    So true. Every one experiences
    this during one’s life time.Well written,
    Kusum.

    • kusumgokarn says:

      @medhini,
      Hi friends,
      Thanks for all your fine observations.
      I have added the word ‘ perhaps’ in the last line because we cannot be sure of the timing of death & life after death inspite of all our conjecturing.
      Kusum

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