(8\10\1951 / S A Q, Karnatak India)

Death Death Death

All of a sudden my death attacked me harshly.
And smothered me violently with a vital-force.
My body lay breathless on the bed in agony.
However I recovered and pushed the death with all force.

Remedy remedy remedy I called to God a-loud.
God removed the death from my body suddenly.
Death death death I cried again and again in fear.
God said 'don't cry, death takes your soul safely.'

O! God, I fear to be buried or cremated.
What about my body? what about my life?
God advised me as 'this life is full of worries'.
'Life cuts your body in diseases like a knife'.

'You will be in safety if your soul would be pulled'.
'In my kingdom, I don't see any one in pain'.
' I torture you in life as per your crimes',
'After death all will be happy with full of gain'.

O! God, pardon me Iam very guilty man.
Innumerable crimes are done by me, please forgive me.
In the kingdoms of life and death you have to pardon me.
In my life and death Iam very very thankful to THEE.

by Mazid S Kazi , INDIA

Comments (1)

O! God, pardon me Iam very guilty man, Innumerable crimes are done by me, please forgive me, In the kingdoms of life and death you have to pardon me, In my life and death Iam very very thankful to THEE. A meditation of death leading to ask for pardon and the cogitation that the soul will be pulled out and it will be safe in the presence of God gives consolation for the reader. thank you for this great poem. tony