Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Death wish

Again a poetry of mine. For last many days I am not feeling to write anything, though there are many things to write upon. But call it my sheer laziness or just chance. Hopefully by next week there would be some article or short story. For now enjoy (if it is) my poetry which I actually wrote on April 22, 2006.

Death wish

After my death

Don’t take chances

Burn the body

Bury the ashes

As poet in me

May rise again from the grave

Or walk away from the funeral pyre

But even though

I still may live

In the lines of my poems

In the music of my songs

Running through my paragraphs

With every set of human emotions

Hunger, happiness, rage, anger

I may live

I the morning breeze

In the drops of dew

In the rays of sun

In prit-prat of rain

In silence of night

In twinkles of star

In the shine of moon

Or I may live

In your hearts

Yours minds might forget me

But they’ll be a permanent address

I may not be there

But they’ll be the address

You may come as you like

And float through my lovely lines

And remember the man with whom

You took no chances

So after my death

Don’t take chances

Burn the body

Bury the ashes

© Tarun Mitra


Zave said...

Nice write up, said everything a poet or for that matter a writer could possibly be alive in.
And no doubt you'll live and live long enough to bless us with such poems and more.
Loved this piece.

Gyanban said...

Dark.But nice.There is a tinge of lost hope somewhere.

Nalini Hebbar said...

I will float through your lines
and leave a comment sweet
To be remembered by you
for the verses I wrote.

I too often visualize the various reactions of the people I love after I am gone...not a pretty past time but the thought does haunt

nice flow and refrain

Mridula said...

Beautiful Tarun.

Shivani said...

i really liked it.gud wrk

Shivani said...

i really liked it.gud wrk

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Zave...hey thanks for encouragement man..:D, and hopefully I will be able to stand up to the standards and create new ones

@ Gyanban....thanks..dark, it is, lost hope umm..not really thanks for stopping by

@ Nalini...Thanks for those really lovely lines, they are much better than my original one, Nalini one thing I know about life, no matter how much I write or think, it goes on..

@ Mridula...thanks..

@ Shivani.. thanks..

Megha said...

Your work is definetly going to stay for long :) No need to bury them :)

Ana_treek said...


Tarun Mitra said...

@ Megha....:) I dunno..

@ Ana...thanks.

Magdala said...

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and a nice comment. Greetings from Poland :)

Tarun Mitra said...

@ Magdala...I think you should comment on my other blog