** Looking Ahead!
Poem By RAJ NANDY
Those who had spent a difficult childhood,
Hoped for a better deal during their youth!
And those who had struggled during their
Looked for a better life on reaching manhood!
And those who felt that their manhood was
all a tease, -
Hoped for an old age of relative comfort and
And those who suffered with diseases of
old age, -
Prayed for a better life beyond the world
of the dead!
While some even hoped for a better re-birth, -
Of a life of comfort and ease, on this earth!
Now what if I told you that this death, -
Is a total extinction of life’s flame? !
Once the flame gets blown out, - nothing
remains there to doubt! *
Do not be angry with me for saying so,
Most of us are not sure where one goes!
I have yet to meet a man who has said, -
That he has returned from the world of the
So if I have been pondering and expressing
my doubts, -
Pardon me for writing and thinking aloud!
01 Apr 09
(* Buddhist concept of extinction! Please read my
‘ Erring on The Positive Side ’.)