** Looking Ahead!

Poem By RAJ NANDY

LOOKING AHEAD!

Those who had spent a difficult childhood,
Hoped for a better deal during their youth!
And those who had struggled during their
youth, -
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
ease!
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
dead! !
So if I have been pondering and expressing
my doubts, -
Pardon me for writing and thinking aloud!

-Raj Nandy
01 Apr 09
New Delhi
(* Buddhist concept of extinction! Please read my
‘ Erring on The Positive Side ’.)

Comments about ** Looking Ahead!

i agree with you on this...there seems to be nothing beyond this life...i have heard from some that jakki vasudev who is called eesha remembers his previous birth, , , he even has photographs of his previous birth they say..i do not believe this..nice poem
Those who had spent a difficult childhood, Hoped for a better deal during their youth! And those who had struggled during their youth, - Looked for a better life on reaching manhood! .this is how the life goes onwith the only hope that tomorrow may bring happiness and progress in life... onemust bedetermined to achieve whatever he or she could do in life.... very nice write....10
Now what if I told you that this death, - Is a total extinction of life’s flame? ! that's exactly how I feel too...great write...loved it
Body and life force are Matter and Energy in differential forms in every living being...after death the matter is converted back into energy...the matter of course comes back again out of energy....but nobody knows which matter what when and where good poem....meaningful and thought provoking...10
Wonderful, chomotkar, nicely penned. 10++


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