Life and Death…

Life, flashes before my eyes,
I see loved ones, around me,
Mistakes I had made, treasures lost,
A tear, as death I await

A thread, that’s what stops me,
From falling over the edge,
A small hope still burns, in my heart,
Stops me from jumping off the ledge

Anxiety, throbs like a vein about to burst,
My heart beats, a million times a second,
Embrace life, or embrace death,
That’s what I ask myself, every passing second

Laughter of my friends wills me on,
Yet I am scared, I shall lose them soon,
In my own thoughts, I am trapped,
Like on an island, a sailor marooned

Embracing death, I do not wish,
Yet I am right now, very weak,
To enflame that flicker of a hope,
Is all that, I right now seek

Only time, can tell me my destiny,
Yet it is time, which I have not got,
My fingers shake as I type these words,
God, please spare me a thought

I live, on that one small hope,
I know not, if it shall be true,
Grant me please, just that one small wish,
I want to live, I know, so do you

Amen.
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Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

26 thoughts on “Life and Death…

  1. I find myself wondering about death too often. Fear grips everytime.Death still remains the greatest of mysteries to me.Gr8 work vinu…u got me shaking too.

  2. Wonderfully penned, Vinay. After all, its hope that helps us survive all the hardships that life throws at us. 🙂

  3. u write stuff like that n then want me to believe that my poem is nice…..huuuunh ya right..wont ever be able to match up to wht u ppl come up with…

  4. its quite evocative for me.. some nice lines and has a dizzying effect .. which I like.. good one.. you certainly rhyme with a reason..

  5. Wow !! I really loved this piece from your Vi !!!You have brillianty juxtaposed the words with the emotions. And I tell you the emotions that talk of pain and dilemma are the hardest to express !!Wonderful !

  6. A lot of people think about death when down in the dumps. Just remember, that if you stay alive, the only direction you can go from here is upwards.

  7. good work..! death- i believe is the ultimate reality. it ll occur when it is bound to occur. and when it comes- we wont be able to hide. it drives one to be humble.. so until then- embrace life.. there s too little time to live..

  8. trinaa, i didnt mean i will come down to ur level…i meant u will come up to mine…!!priya, thank you…!!

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