Friday, January 6, 2012


Death claims its victim
leaving behind
a hurting trace
of mental agony,
of bleeding heartstrings
tied to the door knob
of mortality.....

Everyone peeks in
to offer their respect
to the departed soul,
to make their presence felt
amidst the chaos of superficiality
and then....

there is silence,
an aching bruise
of mourning alone
away from the world
within the depressing confines
of the heart
where emotions
ravage a denying mind....

(For a neighbour who passed away unexpectedly)


Enigmatic Soul said...

An insightful poem conveying the shock of a sudden loss and the difficulty in coming to terms with this unexpected change. Well done.

Raajii said...

Oh I am so sorry. May his soul rest in peace.

This poem, beautifully written.

Shailraghuvanshi said...

Thank you Rajiii. Actually, it was a 67 year old grandma. And it was her husband who was bedridden and she had been tending to him for a very long time.So, this was really unexpected.. 

bchowla said...

May his soul rest in peace

Smita Luthra said...

Shail, so sorry to hear this. May her soul rest in peace. It is a beautiful poem. Really heart-warming.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Yes, Smita. Thanks for reading and sharing....

Beyniaz Edulji said...


Shailraghuvanshi said...

Thank you Chowlaji. 

Shailraghuvanshi said...

Thanks Beyni......

Ansh Saransh1978 said...

"Morn after morn dispels the dark,
Bearing our lives away;
Absorbed in cares we fail to mark
How swift are years decay;
Some maddening draught hath drugged our soul
In lone with vital breath,
Which still the same sad chart unrolls,
Birth, eld, disease and death.".................BHARTRHARI " Against the Desire of Worldly Things".

Shail, your poem is very thoughtful, deep.
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