A Natural Death

when a tired heart can
take no more, it wearily
shuts down.
A natural death.

When a depressed mind
fails to accept
a failure in love,
in exams
in finance
in life itself
it halts, unable
to move ahead
and chooses to
not exist anymore
A suicide.

A natural death is but
suicide by the organs.


Elizabeth Kuriakose

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About Elizabeth Kuriakose

A hectic career as a banker and looking after family kept me busy for ages. Quit my job to look after family. Once the children were old enough to take care of themselves, I discovered my love for writing in late 2014. Words in poetry or prose have been my constant companion thence on.

8 thoughts on “A Natural Death

  1. VijayNair

    ”A natural death is but/suicide by the organs.” An original perspective on death in an extremely well-crafted poem.

  2. Sarala Ramkamal

    yes Liz … it is a scientific truth when the theory is taken about the cells and its functions and their life time only to fullfil their duty like the uterus and its function …. one by one .. so beautifully you expressed it 🙂


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