AJ (11-06-1987 / India)

Try To Remember Some Details

Try to remember some details. Remember the clothing
of the one you love
so that on the day of loss you'll be able to say: last seen
wearing such-and-such, brown jacket, white hat.
Try to remember some details. For they have no face
and their soul is hidden and their crying
is the same as their laughter,
and their silence and their shouting rise to one height
and their body temperature is between 98 and 104 degrees
and they have no life outside this narrow space
and they have no graven image, no likeness, no memory
and they have paper cups on the day of their rejoicing
and paper cups that are used once only.

Try to remember some details. For the world
is filled with people who were torn from their sleep
with no one to mend the tear,
and unlike wild beasts they live
each in his lonely hiding place and they die
together on battlefields
and in hospitals.
And the earth will swallow all of them,
good and evil together, like the followers of Korah,
all of them in thir rebellion against death,
their mouths open till the last moment,
praising and cursing in a single
howl. Try, try
to remember some details.

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Comments (6)

A woman making sacrfices for a compromise for long awaited words, I LOVE YOU. Topic is simple but the poetess has penned it in a style that is extra ordinary, amazing and attractive.
Brilliant piece! I enjoyed reading it!
Giving nutrition and having compromise is very amazing definitely. Nicely penned poem shared.10
Sacrificing ones own interests and future as a compromise for getting love of the loved one is a natural option. However, sacrifice should not go in vain and the person must get love in return. Other wise.....! Nice verse and the thought of dejection after so much sacrifice is touching. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
I enjoyed it thanks for sharing
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