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A CLOSER LOOK

A look at that epitaph,
exuded all grief for me.
My past was out of trap,
and it reeled before me.

Years after I had come,
and they said, "She is dead".
I didn' t believe them,
but couldn't hold my head.

As I walk closer to her grave,
syllable by syllable I read her name.
Every syllable sinks my heart,
'she is the same, she is the same'.

When I met her last,
she surfaced like the early sun rise.
Her hair, like clouds they waved,
oh! her dreamy eyes!

To have her last glimpse,
I dig deep into the ground.
And as I dig deep and deeper,
nothing is quite sound.

A few bones,
it is what has remained,
But something has come out,
something I have gained.

A lesson for all, the message
that radiates from her every bone.
Facial beauty is all false,
for, it is tender and perishes soon.

Be true, sincere and loyal,
for, in that and in that beauty lies.
Your doings keep you alive,
and thus you live till the last sunrise.


 
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Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
came across this poem in my diary which I used to write and maintain, about 39 years ago when I was an engineering student and a hostler. I thank the stars, in force at that moment for, deciding to pen down the lines else such feelings flow down and disappear from the memory lane. I have not edited the poem and is as it was sleeping for the last 39 years.
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
I came across this poem in my diary which I used to write and maintain, about 39 years ago when I was an engineering student and a hostler. I thank the stars, in force at that moment, for, deciding to pen down the lines else such feelings flow down and disappear from the memory lane. I have not edited the poem and is as it was sleeping for the last 39 years.
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Deone D More than 1 year ago
Very good. Not quite sure about the grave digging part. Metaphorical? Also interested in the epitaph, or maybe the poet was just referencing the name on the tomb. In any event, great message; dark, enlightening, and heartening all at once. Look forward to your others.
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
Thanks, for having reviewed my poem ' A Closer Look' 69 days a go. It so happened that I missed it. You may review my poems on poetry.com
Eman Saif More than 1 year ago
very well written , keep itup
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
Thanks for the encouraging words.
Smriti Kaul More than 1 year ago
"...Your doings keep you alive, and thus you live till last sunrise"...you have managed to summarise 'life' so simply! Truly inspirational! So proud of you pa! :)
maria shaw More than 1 year ago
Very emotional Pran, written beautifully.
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
Thanks Maria for reading and reviewing, happy that you liked it.
David Abraham More than 1 year ago
well writtten
Sanjeet Vikram Singh More than 1 year ago
nice
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
Thanks
Scott Goodenough More than 1 year ago
thought your rhymes were generic, perhaps work on that a little. otherwise its gudd
Pran Koul More than 1 year ago
Thanks, kindly elaborate for my benefit to enable me to implement it. Regards
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