Death Personified

Almost like a shadow I do not remember when
You began to walk with me ,move with my pen
Soon you became a part of every breath
I have never feared you , my friend Death .

In the bodies I see burning on the Ganga Ghats
Where I live , I see my own self in different parts
I have seen my mother’s pyre in your embrace
Death , I have seen you as life’s final grace

I see disease as your messenger sent ahead
And old age too , warnings , nothing to dread
You are and have been always the known end
So I prepare to welcome you , Death my friend

I see you as the usher into a new dimension
I see you as an enhancer of my comprehension
Good things do in the end come out of Nazareth
I am happy to trust you , my good friend , Death

6 thoughts on “Death Personified

  1. Jagdish Singh Ramana

    Optimistic in the tough times.
    Quoting Donne:
    “Death, be not proud, though some have called thee”
    Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
    For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
    Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

  2. Parneet Jaggi

    The piece displays great courage and strength of the poet’s mind through a rhetorical chit chat with death. Brilliantly done.


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